The Yerushalayim Municipality said Tuesday afternoon that schools and kindergartens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, an hour earlier than usual, amid forecasts that a snowstorm is set to hit the capital later in the afternoon.
Mayor Moshe Lion has decided that schools in the capital shall end earlier as a precaution.
The directive applies to studies in grade schools, kindergartens, day care centers, and special education institutions. Special transportation will be provided to bring students home.
The decision was made during an assessment of the situation held by the Yerushalayim municipality together with all the relevant emergency and professional bodies, including the Police and the Home Front Command.
The municipality said that it has prepared some 150 snowplows, tractors, salt dispensers and engineering tools to help clear snow on its main roads.