San Diego County was under a state of emergency Tuesday following a series of powerful and deadly storms that left a trail of damage from the U.S. -Mexico border to Camp Pendleton.
More rain and isolated thunderstorms were expected throughout the day along with colder temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow was expected as low as the 3,500-foot level. Check NBC 7’s forecast here.
In Pine Valley, east of San Diego, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials shut down eastbound Interstate 8 at Crestwood Avenue due to jack-knifed big rig. The route was reopened just before 7 a.m.
Snow has fallen over Sunrise Highway on the way up to Mount Laguna leaving road conditions dangerous. Snowplows have been up and down the highway attempting to keep lanes clear, but visibility remains hindered by snow, rain and fog.
A series of powerful storms has caused damage throughout California and prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for 50 counties.
The declaration will allow county officials to help secure funding for communities to respond and recover from severe winter storms.
Here’s a look at rain totals over the last six days:
Palomar Mountain: 10.91″
Kearny Mesa: 3.20″
San Ysidro: 2.56″
Borrego Springs: 2.07″
After several days of flooding, Vandegrift Blvd reopened Tuesday in all directions, according to officials on Camp Pendleton. Cristianitos Road was still closed from State Park to San Mateo Road along with Del Mar Beach, officials said.
Travel through the Tejon Pass was expected to be delayed because of a continued dusting of snow.
To the north, officials warn of continuing avalanche danger at all elevations of the Sierra Nevada.
Published at Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:52 +0000