People remove a broken branch during a snow storm in the Bekaa Valley village of Mreijat, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A snow storm sweeping the Levant region cut off roads across Lebanon Wednesday, including the international Beirut-Damascus highway, isolating large areas in the north and east of the country and leaving three people dead.In east Lebanon, two Syrians, including an 8-year-old boy, died in the storm in the outskirts of Shebaa in Mount Hermon on the Syrian border, security sources told the Daily Star.The storm also broke several shop windows in Tyre.The violent storm with strong winds and heavy hail and rainfall, which is expected to last until Sunday, prompted Education Minister Elias Bou Saab to order the closure of schools across the country Wednesday.
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