Thomson ReutersJanuary 8, 2013 09:52
TEL AVIV, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Unusually heavy winter rains
forced the closure of main access routes to Tel Aviv on Tuesday,
causing gridlock in and around Israel's commercial capital,
Traffic backed up for hours as highways into Tel Aviv were
flooded, police said. Rail operator asked commuters to avoid
stations in the city and train schedules were disrupted.