Southern California Hit By Rare Freezing Weather, Snow, Sleet And Road Closures, Highlight Hollywood News


Talk about a rare storm hitting Southern California, this one is one for the history books. A bone-chilling storm that brought snow, wind and rain shut down two Southern California highways on Tuesday, stranding motorists and prompting officials to issue wind warnings.

And the tough weather conditions are to continue into Wednesday, with a winter storm warning issued for Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange County until 10:00am.bigbear-snow

Southbound lanes of the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass were shut down at Main Street in Hesperia because too many vehicles got stuck in the snow, said Terri Kasinga, a spokeswoman for CalTrans.

The plan was to push vehicles off to the side before trying to reopen the freeway. There was no word when it would reopen. San Bernardino County firefighters used three snowcats to rescue more than 130 people trapped in the snow.bigbear-snow2

San Bernardino County Fire rescued an estimated 25 motorists stranded in their cars at Mount Baldy at around 1 a.m. They were transported to a shelter at the First Baptist Church in Crestline.

Highway 38 from Forest Falls to Big Bear Dam Road was closed for hours due to messy conditions. Officials expect to have that road closed for at least six more hours.bigbear-snow3

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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