Storm brings snow to Southern California

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 31, 2014 at 11:11 a.m.



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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A blustery winter storm dropped snow on very low elevations across inland Southern California early Wednesday after stranding dozens of motorists on mountain highways.

Snow fell on areas as low as 1,000 feet, with accumulations east and southeast of Los Angeles.

Temecula (teh-MEHK'-yoo-lah) City Manager Aaron Adams said his 12- and 14-year-old daughters were sledding down the hill outside his home on bodyboards usually used in the surf.

The storm stranded vehicles on roads in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

By early Wednesday, firefighters had rescued 136 people that got stuck in about a foot of snow along Highway 138 near Crestline. Near Mount Baldy, snow stranded 50 other people who needed rescue.

The storm is also putting a chill on people gathering for tomorrow's Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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