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Snow Falls Overnight On Mountain Communities

TEJON PASS (CBSLA) — Southern California's mountain communities got a fresh layer of snow overnight from a cold storm that also dropped rain on streets in Los Angeles.

Snow continued to fall intermittently along the Golden State (5) Freeway Tuesday morning, while 100 miles to the east, communities in the Cajon Pass, where Highway 138 meets with the 15 and 215 freeways, woke up to several inches of powder.

Between 4 to 6 inches of snow fell on the top of the Cajon Pass, coating everything – fences alongside the freeway, cars, even gas station pumps.

The California Highway Patrol issued a warning that chains would be required for cars driving in the San Bernardino Mountains. As of 4 a.m., chain restrictions were put in place on state Route 371 east of Anza and state Routes 74 and 243 near Mountain Center in Riverside County.

The icy conditions were blamed for several crashes on Highway 138, involving as many as 20 cars. Two people suffered minor injuries.

So much snow fell on mountain communities that schools are getting a snow day. All schools in the Bear Valley Unified School District and the El Tejon Unified School District will be closed Tuesday.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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