Snow, Ice Make Mountain Roads Dangerous
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — Drivers traveling in mountain areas on Monday morning were warned to take it slow due to snow and icy conditions.
A winter storm brought rain to Southern California on Sunday, which turned to snow along the Grapevine as the sun went down and temperatures dropped.
Snow also fell in the Cajon Pass through the early morning hours on Monday.
All schools in the Rim of the World Unified School District were closed Monday due to inclement weather.
Many Southern California communities are also dealing with strong and potentially damaging winds.
“Kinda windy… It’s been pushing the car around,” said one man who was driving through the Grapevine. “It’s a little difficult at times.”
A wind advisory remains in effect through 4 p.m. Monday for much of the Southland.
The affected areas include the Ventura County mountains and valleys, the Santa Clarita Valley and the Los Angeles County coast, including downtown L.A.
The strongest winds will be focused across the L.A. County mountains, as well as the foothills of the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys.
Damaging gusts of around 60 mph are likely in those areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters warned that downed trees and power lines, along with power outages, were likely across portions of the L.A. basin.