Wild Weekend Storm Moves On, Cold Temperatures Remain

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A wild storm that brought snow and hail to Los Angeles over the weekend has cleared out, but temperatures will remain chilly, forecasters said.

A frost advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. Monday for the Los Angeles and Ventura county valleys, as well as the Inland Empire. Another frost advisory is expected to be issued Monday night.

Highs will be in the mid-60s for most of the week, with a chance of showers again on Wednesday. Overnight lows will drop into the 40s in Los Angeles.

A winter shelter program is available for those looking for a place to stay warm.

Locations and transportation information can be found on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's website at: http://www.lahsa.org/year_round_shelter.asp, or by calling 211.

The Grapevine was open once again on Monday, after being closed due to snow and ice over the weekend.

Several local roads have also been reopened, including:

  • Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Big Tujunga Dam to Angeles Forest Highway
  • Angeles Forest Highway from Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2)
  • Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) to Angeles Forest Highway

Public works crews are still working on the stretch of Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, which remained closed Sunday night.

The cold weekend storm brought snow to some unusual locations.

Snow dusted the 210 Freeway in the Tujunga area and lightly coated a golf course in Verdugo Hills.

Parts of Studio City, Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta also got snow or hail on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday evening, the weather service reported that the snow level in L.A. County was about 1,700 feet -- substantially higher than the projected 1,000 feet.

Visitors at the Mountain High Ski Resort got over 30 inches of fresh powder, while the Antelope Valley got about 2 inches of snow.


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