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Freeway Closures Possible on 15 Freeway Due to Snowfall

CAJON PASS, Calif: ( The California Highway Patrol confirmed Monday that north and southbound traffic is in jeopardy of closures after heavy snowfall was experienced in the Cajon Pass.

“Caltrans is prepared to close the freeway if the snowfall continues,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Hunt.

“We currently have slow vehicle escorts between Highway 138 and the Oak Hill Road offramp, and will continue to monitor the situation on a case by case basis,” Hunt said.

The southbound 15 Freeway is experiencing heavy delays, with traffic at a near stand still just north of the Main Street exit.

Here is what the National Weather Service says about today and tomorrow:

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM PST This Evening.

  • Snow levels: near 4000 feet this morning, falling to around 3500 feet late this afternoon into this evening.
  • Winds: areas of southwest to west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph with strongest winds near mountain ridge tops and Along Desert slopes.
  • Snow: periods of snow showers, some heavy.
  • Snow accumulations: 1 to 3 inches at 3500 to 4000 feet, 4 to 9 inches at 4000 to 5000 feet, and 10 inches or more above 5000 feet.
  • Visibility: near zero at times in snow, blowing snow, and fog.
  • Impacts: residents and travelers into the mountains should be prepared for hazardous winter weather conditions and possible road closures. If possible, carry chains and take extra food and clothing.
  • Outlook: snow showers will continue at times for tonight and Tuesday with snow levels around 3000 to 3500 feet.

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