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Snow packs a punch in Southern California mountains

February 10, 2010 | 11:42 am

As the skies cleared in the L.A. Basin, the mountains of Southern California were experiencing a snow day.

According to the National Weather Service, Wrightwood saw 7 to 9 inches of snow and Mountain High saw 10 to 14 inches.

Snow was expected to continue to fall in some mountain communities into the afternoon as the last remnants of the most recent storm to hit Southern California moved through. The weather conditions had some people headed up mountain roads for skiing and snowboarding. 

According to KTLA News, between 2 and 4 inches of snow are expected to accumulate across the Antelope Valley foothills, In the San Gabriels, total snow accumulation of between 6 and 12 inches is expected as a result of the storm. Higher elevations could see up to 16 inches of snow.

All eight schools of the Rim of the World School District in San Bernardino County remained closed Wednesday because of the storm, as were schools in the Snowline Unified School District.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Kiesha Harris of Victorville gets pelted after stopping at a turnout off Interstate 15 near Hesperia to experience the snowfall. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times