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Army asked to help in reopening roads, offering relief

Jan 10,2013 - Last updated at Jan 10,2013

AMMAN – His Majesty King Abdullah late Wednesday instructed the army and other security forces to support efforts by the government and local administrations in the governorates in carrying out their duties during the current severe weather conditions, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The agency said the army was asked to help in reopening roads blocked by snow and floods and offering relief aid and any needed rescue services.

Snowfall and heavy rainfall over the past days blocked major highways and roads around the Kingdom and left many motorists stranded.

By Wednesday morning, many of the roads were still blocked by snow and frost formation with temperatures dipping to below freezing point.

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