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Snow and slippery road conditions possible in the Cajon Pass Monday morning

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( — A winter weather advisory is in effect for San Bernardino County late from 2:00 am on Monday to 4:00 am on Tuesday, officials said.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), snow is expected to begin late tonight over the mountains and last through Monday night.

Snow will likely accumulate over mountain highways including in the Wrightwood, Crestline, Running Springs, Big Bear and Idyllwild area, and along the I-15 near Cajon Summit.

The heaviest accumulations will occur over the highest elevations of San Bernardino County.

The NWS advised motorists to plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute on Monday. People should also be prepared for reduced visibility at times.

Snow accumulations will average 1 to 4 inches, with isolated totals of 6 inches expected, mainly over our local mountains.

Snow will also likely accumulate on mountain highways, possibly including along I-15 in the Cajon Pass.

Snow will fall as low as 3500 feet, with the heaviest accumulations occurring above 5000 feet.

A Winter Weather Advisory, for now, means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.

Deal with a black ice encounter:

If you do hit black ice, your first reaction must be to remain calm and avoid overreacting. The general rule is to do as little as possible and allow the car to pass over the ice. Do not hit the brakes, and try to keep the steering wheel straight. If you feel the back end of your car sliding left or right, make a very gentle turn of the steering wheel in the same direction. If you try to struggle against it by steering in the opposite direction, you risk skidding or spinning out.

Visit the following link for more tips on encountering black ice on the roads: How to Drive on Black Ice

If you’re on the road drive safe and be prepared!


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