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Sarah Rosenberg runs with a snowball during a snow attack on a friend as people stopped to play in the snow between tunnel 2 and tunnel 3 along Kanan Dume Road in the hills above Malibu. (Al Seib / LAT)
7-year-old Katie Jones from Thousand Oaks cries out as holding her snowman is too cold for her hands. (Al Seib / LAT)
Tanner Smailes from Thousand Oaks walks down a snow-covered hill on his 5th birthday. (Al Seib / LAT)
Ruth Low, right, from Hidden Hills, prepares to get hit with snowballs from her children, Jazarie, far left, Justin, in blue, and friend Frankie Sixx, in pink. They, along with other motorists, stopped to play in the snow along Kanan Dume Road in the hills above Malibu. (Al Seib / LAT)
Snow began to fall in the hills along Angeles Crest above Los Angeles Wednesday and for Prapat Vongbun, of Thailand, it was the first time he’s ever been in it. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Marina Ceja carries a 20-pound bag of Valencia oranges that she bought at the Santa Monica Farmers Market Wednesday morning. Ceja said that she paid $16 for the oranges, $6 more then last week. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Snow on Interstate 5 near Castaic closed the freeway Wednesday in both directions. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
The highway was closed between Parker Road in Castaic on the south and Laval Road in Kern County on the north. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Josh Lloyd, left, and Alan Collop help CHP officer Alan Begley push a stranded motorist back onto the road Wednesday. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Nichole Stemple attempts to warm her son Alexander’s hands as the family plays in the snow near their home in Paradise Ranch. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
A snowman built by five-year-old Alexander Stemple of Castaic. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Lorenzo Valenzuela, 62, packs oranges at the Martinez Produce orange grove in Riverside. The grove’s owner has not raised the price of the oranges, sold at a roadside stall in Riverside. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Icicles cover oranges in a grove along Victoria Avenue in Riverside. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
DANGEROUS: A California Highway Patrol officer checks a closed ramp near the interchange of the 101 and 405 freeways, where a tree and the road were coated with ice after a sprinkler broke. A firefighter working on a crash blamed on the ice was hit by a car. (Francine Orr / LAT)
CLOSURE: A Caltrans worker and a CHP officer check the conditions near the interchange of the San Diego and Ventura freeways in Sherman Oaks, where a broken sprinkler caused ice to form on the pavement, leading to a pileup that occurred overnight. (Francine Orr / LAT)
HIT HARD: Ojai grower Jim Churchill managed to save some of his tangerines to sell at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday, but he lost his entire five-acre avocado crop. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)