18,000 households in Israel remain without electricity as of 1:00 a.m. Motzoei Shabbos, the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) said. Of these, about 9,000 customers are in Yerushalayim, 1,000 customers are in northern Israel, and an additional 1,000 customers are in various other regions in the country.
The IEC indicated that the company’s Yerushalayim District will be reinforced by employees from other districts in order to fix the electricity problems in the area as quickly as possible.
The company further said that there is an accessibility problem in the streets of many neighborhoods in the capital, and employees cannot currently enter these areas and fix problems as there are many stuck cars and trees that have collapsed blocking the roads, a fact which significantly delays the work to restore power to residents.
Bus traffic to and from Yerushalayim as well as inside it resumed tonight but was halted again because of slippery road conditions. Read more at Israel National News.