Snowpocalypse Wreaks Havoc on SoCal Roads

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Snowmageddon Snowzilla Snowpocalypse has brought snowfall and major traffic problems to Southern California.

Here is the latest:

Big Bear

300 cars were struck on Highways 330 and 18 heading into Big Bear according to The California Highway Patrol. Between 150 and 200 cars were towed off the road and will have be picked up later by their owners, he said.

Another 136 motorists were stuck in snow along Highway 138, between Crestline and Silverwood Lake. And almost all of State Route 38 was closed late Tuesday as yet more vehicles became stranded in the snow.



I-15 was shutdown early Wednesday morning after a reported four to 6 inches of snow fell in Wildomar, Murrieta and Temecula. Several vehicles were trapped on the freeway and tow trucks were called to remove them, but the freeway has reopened. Riverside Heavy snowfall created dangerous driving conditions and forced the closure of Ortega Highway between Riverside and Orange counties. It was unknown when the road would reopen.

Yucca Valley

Reports have about two inches of snow falling overnight in Yucca Valley and The High Desert. There have been no reports of road closures, but plenty of pictures posted…

Palm Springs

While no one woke up to snow on the ground in the Coachella Valley, pictures show just how low the snow level was overnight: