East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts
December 24, 2016 (San Diego's East County)--Heavy snow is blanketing Mt. Laguna, with several inches reported in Boulevard. Snow could dip to 3,000 feet tonight, with frost possible even in urban and suburban areas such as El Cajon and La Mesa tonight and tomorrow, according to forecaster Alex Tardy with the National Weather Service.
The storm, combined with accidents, has resulted in numerous accidents and other road hazards across our region.
Chains are required on Sunrise Highway in the Mt. Laguna area , at Pasa Picacho on State Route 79, as well as on South Grade Road on Mt. Palomar due to snowfall.
A fatality crash has occurred on the Great Overland Stage Route/State Route 78, where a vehicle overturned. Two juveniles are out of the vehicle and southbound traffic is blocked.
On I-8 west of Horsethief, a vehicle is over the side but no one was injured. Vehicle recovery is in process.
A vehicle is also reported over the side off I-8 west of Canebrake.
Potholes are reported on State Route94 in several areas on the westbound side from I-15 to I-5. Watch for highway workers and use caution in this area.
Mud, dirt and rocks are reported on Lake Morena Road.