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Winter storm "Yohan" battered Lebanon Tuesday night into Wednesday, with rain, snow and gale-force winds causing massive disruption to the country's roads and services.The storm inflicted unprecedented physical damage to the country's coastal roads, washing away metal barriers and ripping up pavement.The Nahr al-Kalb Highway from Jounieh to Beirut was experiencing heavy traffic jams due to flooding and physical damage from the storm, while the coastal road linking Dbayyeh to Beirut was closed due to damage from crashing waves.The road linking Beirut to the southern suburb of Ouzai was also damaged due to the storm swell.TMC also announced that the roads linking Zahle to Tarshishl, Ainata to Cedars, Laqlouq to Aqoura and Kfardebian to Hadath Baalbek were all shut by the snow. A civil defense rescue center stationed in the port of Jounieh was heavily damaged by the storm.The weather will continue to be cloudy with strong winds but with lower wave heights.
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