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East County News Service

February 4, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect now through 4 a.m. Wednesday for heavy snow in the mountains of San Diego’s East County. 

The snow level could dip down to 2500 to 3500 feet, with six to 12 inches of snow above 4500 to 5000 feet.

Southwest winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour are also forecast, with gusts up to 55 mph along mountain ridgetops and desert slopes.

Travel will be very difficult to  impossible, including during the evening commute. Damage to   trees and power lines is likely. Be prepared for significant   reductions in visibility at times.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For road condition information in California call (8 0 0) 4 2 7-7 6 2 3

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