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Dust storm led to the closure of the airport in Eilat

Eilat airport closed for reception and sending of flights due to bad weather conditions and limited visibility.

Two hours later, the Management of airports reported that flights from Eilat permitted. 18:00 airport also began accepting incoming flights.

Radio «Kahn Beth» reported that visibility in the area of Eilat is approximately 1,500 meters.

In the afternoon of 18 may in Eilat started a dust storm. Tons of sand brought by the wind from the Sinai Peninsula, struck the resort city.

Traffic police has announced the closure of interstate 90 from Eilat to the arava junction. It was also closed highway 12 North from Eilat. Around 17:00, the police announced the opening of the highway.

In connection with dust storm specialists of the Ministry of ecology and ambulance service «Magen David Adom» is recommended for older people, pregnant women and people suffering from heart disease and asthma, to refrain from walking.

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Dust storm led to the closure of the airport in Eilat 18.05.2017

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