Houses blanketed with white powder in Bcharre, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mickey Jammal)
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Temperatures dropped significantly overnight Thursday, with snow covering mountains across the country above 900 meters.Minyeh-Dinnieh was covered with 10 centimeters of snow, which resulted in blocked roads.Hasbaya was covered in up to 40 centimeters of snow which isolated the towns of Kfar Shuba and Shebaa.In Rashaya, heavy snowfall at an altitude of 1200 meters and heavy rain caused the roads to flood and the level of the Qaraoun lake to rise. Meanwhile, the Directorate General of the ISF reported that the road of Kfar Zebian toward Hadath Baalbeck, the Qobeiyat road toward Hermel, the Dahr al-Baidar and Tarshish roads toward Zahle and the Kesrouan road leading toward the ski resort area of Faraya were blocked due to heavy snowfall. However, low morning temperatures will leave roads icy above 1,200 meters.
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