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End of year powerful winter storm expected to impact travel in Cajon Pass

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( — Another powerful winter storm comparable to the Christmas and Thanksgiving day storms is expected to arrive just before New Year’s Eve will impact travel in the Cajon Pass, officials warn.

This next storm moving in from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to be very cold and will hit late Sunday/Monday night with lingering showers possible into early Tuesday.

Weather officials are warning the snow level could drop to 2500 feet and has the potential to produce significant snow.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), “this will be a cold storm with an increasing likelihood of again MAJOR impacts (snow covered roads) to travel through the mountain passes beginning Sunday night, including I-15/Cajon Pass, I-8 San Diego mountains, and possibly even I-10 through the San Gorgonio Pass as snow levels may fall to near 2500 feet.”

Locally heavy rainfall and a few thunderstorms are possible late Sunday night-Monday, which could lead to localized urban flooding.

Caltrans District 8 tweeted earlier today and said this significant storm on the horizon could be a repeat of the Christmas storm. The agency reminded the public to be prepared by having a full tank of gas.

Be sure to check for the latest updates on the weather and traffic in the Cajon Pass and I-15 freeway.

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