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Storm Norma blankets Lebanese towns in white

Towns, cities and villages throughout Lebanon have begun the new year awash in white as storm Norma forged ahead into Monday, battering the country with snow flurries, heavy rainfall and strong winds.

  • A snow scene in Sofar, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A picture taken on January 7, 2019 shows a partial view of the snow-clad Roman ruins in the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. AFP / STRINGER

  • Residents play and snap photographs in front of waves crashing into the seawall in Beirut, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

  • Motorists drive on a snow covered street in Sofar, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Children pose for a photo next to a snowman in Sofar, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A man collects wood at the shore in Sidon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Motorists drive during a snow storm in Mdeirij, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A snow scene in Laqlouq, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)

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