UPDATE 9 p.m. A winter storm warning remains in effect through Thursday morning. I-8, closed earlier in portions of East county due to snow, has been reopened, according to the California Department of Transportation website, though many accidents are reported and conditions remain hazardous-. State Route 79 remains closed from I-8 to 11.9 miles south of the junction of State Route 78. State Route 78 is closed from Washington Street in Julian to 11.9 miles east of the junction or SR 79. For updates on these and other roadways, check the California Department of Transportation website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi. Six to eight inches of snow have fallen in Julian today and ten to twelve inches at Mount Laguna. At Camp Palomar, Middle School students are reportedly snowed in. Send your photos of winter weather conditions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 17, 2008, 12 noon (San Diego's East County) — Heavy snowfall is blanketing much of East County, clogging major highways.
"Snow is falling on I-8 from the Golden Acorn Casino east to Jacumba," CAL FIRE Captain Nick Schuler told East County Magazine, calling from Boulevard where an estimated one to two inches of snow covered the ground. "I'm out here with a four-wheel-drive vehicle and I wouldn't recommend cars out here. We are responding to accidents on the I-8 corridor." CAL FIRE also responded to a fire on BIA 15 south of Highway 94 this morning, where a home burned to the ground, Schuler reported.