Schools are open but start late in some locations

In Jerusalem, the city council has decided in conjunction with the parental committee that schools will open as usual on Wednesday, despite the cold in the wake of the storm that saw snow in the capital on Tuesday. This will include daycare centers and nurseries. 

All roads in and around the capital are open. The public is asked to drive carefully. Over the coarse of Tuesday evening the city spread 50 tons of salt on roads in and around the city to prevent black ice from forming. The city is maintaining its readiness for further harsh weather conditions throughout the day. 

Due to patches of ice on the roads in the Binyamin region, particularly on Highway 60 between Ofra and Givat Ze'ev, schools in the region will open at 10 a.m. Buses will begin transporting students at 9 a.m., including buses from the Shiloh area to Jerusalem. Schools in the Shiloh area will begin at their regular schedule. 

Schools and daycares in Gush Etzion will open one hour later than their usual schedule. Buses will likewise arrive an hour after their regular schedule. This applies to Alon Shvut, Neve Daniel, Elazar, Bat Ayin, Gevaot, Kfar Etzion, Karmei Tzur, Migdal Oz,  Rosh Tzurim and Sde Boaz.

The towns of Har Gilo, Kfar Eldad, Tekoa, Nokdim, Sde Bar, Kedar, Ma'ale Amos and Beitar will have regular school schedules today.  

Efrat and Beit El councils will be opening schools at 9 a.m. 

Select areas of the Golan will begin school at 9 a.m. including Massada. Majdal Shams and Beit Jan will begin at 10 a.m. 


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