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Most of streets in Amman, major cities blocked by snow, frost
Jan 10,2013 - Last updated at Jan 10,2013
AMMAN – Major highways in the Kingdom were blocked by snow and frost formation before midnight Wednesday, according to the Public Security Department.
The PSD said in a statement most of Amman streets were blocked by snow, including those in Khilda, Tlaa Al Ali, Sweileh, Dabouq, University of Jordan, Dahiat Al Rashid, Abu Nuseir and Shafa Badran. It also said down town and most of Jabal Amman areas are closed or partially opened.
In other parts of the country, similar conditions were prevailing in Jerash, Ajloun, Tafileh, Madaba, Balqa, Karak, Petra and the Desert Highway, the statement, carried by Petra news agency said.
The northern governorate of Irbid is witnessing snowfall in certain hilly areas, as well as heavy rains in others.
Also the Red Sea city of Aqaba and the Badia regions are witnessing heavy rainfall, according to the PSD.
Snow, hail, heavy rainfall and very cold weather are forecast for Sunday, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), which said temperatures will go below zero in several parts of the country.
Life in Amman and other areas across the Kingdom started gradually to go back to normal on Sunday due to a slight increase in temperatures after three days of a severe snowstorm.
The Public Security Department’s (PSD) media centre on Tuesday urged motorists to exercise caution when driving, especially on desert roads, due to dust and the low visibility under the prevailing weather conditions.
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