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Saudi city covered with snow following unrelenting weather

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Saudi Arabia's northwestern city of Hael was covered with snow Sunday after almost three days of unrelenting weather conditions, according to Al Arabiya correspondents.

A number of provinces in the kingdom have been hit with floods and hailstones as temperatures dropped dramatically.

People have posted pictures on Twitter and other social networking sites showing snow allegedly taken in Saudi Arabia's Hael.

Meanwhile, a video posted online and broadcast by Al Arabiya TV on Sunday exhibited a group of men working together to form a human chain and save others who had been trapped by the floods.

On Saturday, the minister of education told Al Arabiya that schools in five different Saudi provinces were closed due to weather conditions.

Heavy rainfall and flooding has kept the kingdom on high alert over the past few days.

Saudi Arabian city of Hael