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Snow, Ice in High Desert Make for Dangerous Driving

CAJON PASS, Calif. (KTLA) — A cold snap continues to put parts of Southern California in a deep freeze.

Snow and ice made for treacherous driving on the I-15 through the Cajon Pass Wednesday morning.

The roadway was closed around 1 a.m. just north of the 138 and south of Oak Hills so Caltrans crews could clear the snow.

It was re-opened about 15 minute later, despite sporadic snowfall. Caltrans crews and the CHP were using salt to de-ice the road and conditions remained difficult at higher elevations.

A KTLA camera was recording when car after car crashed in an icy, multi-vehicle pile-up at Oak Hills early Wednesday morning.

At one point, KTLA photographer Greg Theroux could be seen warning drivers to get off the freeway as another vehicle barreled into the stopped cars.

In all, four separate collisions were caught on camera in less than 3 minutes.

No one was seriously hurt.

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