Sheriff warns of snow jams
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East County News Service
December 22, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – A winter storm in the region is dropping heavy rain across our region, with snow forecast to dip down to 3,500 feet by Saturday. That includes Pine Valley, Descanso, and Julian, with six inches or more possible atop Mt Laguna.
Strong winds of 60 miles per hour or more are expected in some mountain areas.
The Sheriff offers this advice if you plan to visit these areas:
* Have a full tank of gas, water and food supplies in case you are stranded in traffic for several hours.
* Have snow chains for areas where they will be required.
* Public restroom facilities are limited.
Be mindful of areas that are private property which are marked by signs and fences. Private property is off limits to the public for recreational snow activities.
Parking is limited. Parking violations will be enforced and citations will be issued. Vehicles blocking roadways and private property will be towed. Be aware of increased law enforcement activity to handle the large crowds.