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Snow levels expected to drop to 1500-2000 feet by Thursday, snowfall possible in the Cajon Pass

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A cold storm is expected to bring snow to the local area. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. — A winter storm warning is in full effect for the Victor Valley until Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS said snowfall is expected to impact the mountain communities this evening through Thursday night. Snow levels will drop to 2000-2500 ft by Thursday evening and could potentially reach as low as 1500 feet.

Wednesday’s overnight lows are expected to drop to 30 degrees and a low of 26 degrees is expected on Thursday night.

A wind advisory is currently in effect till Feb 21 at 12:00 am. Gusty west to southwest winds will produce 25 to 35 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.

With a 30-40% chance of rain on Wednesday evening and Thursday night, snowfall in the cajon pass along the I-15 freeway is very possible since the elevation is about 3,777 feet.

The City of Victorville reminds motorist that must travel to make sure they share travel plans and route with someone before leaving.

“Carry blankets and cold weather gear with you. If you become stranded in an unfamiliar area, do not leave your car. Display light flares in front and behind the car and make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked by snow, mud or any object,” stated the city in a public service announcement.

Remember if its flooded turnaround, don’t drown! Also, if in doubt, wait out the storm if possible.

The Mt Baldy Fire Department reminds the public to bring chains if they plan on visiting the mountain. “If you start to notice icy areas, or start to slide, we recommend pulling over as quickly, and safely as possible to apply your chains,” stated the department.

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
(Photo by Jessica Christopherson)

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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