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Snow falling across Southern California as storm hits area

February 15, 2012 | 10:24 pm

Snow fell across Southern California Wednesday
Snow was falling in mountain areas and the high desert of Southern California on Wednesday night as a winter storm moved across the region, forecasters said.

A winter weather advisory was in effect through 3 a.m. Thursday as the low-pressure system brought cold temperatures, gusty winds and snow, the National Weather Service said.

The agency said 2 to 4 inches of snow could fall at elevations above 3,500 feet. Winds were blowing at 25 mph to 45 mph, the weather service said. Gusts reached 65 mph.

The wind and snow could created hazardous driving conditions on mountain roads and major thoroughfares such as the Grapevine and Cajon Pass, the weather service said.

Photo: Bill Hutchison pushes his shopping cart to the car at the Super Target store off Main Street in Hesperia. Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

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