Southern California residents remain trapped in snow as another round of winter weather rolls in – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) – After consecutive winter storms With snow blanketing many of California’s mountain communities, another round of snowfall is headed for the Sierra Nevada region, while the state’s hard-hit southern San Bernardino County will be given a reprieve as some residents, trapped by snow walls, worry about their disappearance are deliveries.

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range could see 1 to 3 inches of snow through Tuesday, after a weekend that brought up to 38 inches of snow to Soda Springs in Nevada County and 31 inches to Donner Peak in Placer County over a 24-hour period.

The weekend’s heavy snowfall combined with strong gusts of wind have triggered avalanche warnings in parts of the central and southern Sierra Nevada through Monday.

Several rounds of snow have hit the region in recent days, prompting Yosemite National Park to do the same close indefinitely. The park said there has been up to 15 feet of snowfall in some areas.

But farther south in San Bernardino County, where rescue workers have been working to reach communities immobilized by heavy snowfall, mountainous areas may see only light snow showers Monday morning before taking a much-needed rest for most of the week.

“People despair”

The series of winter storms that have swept across the western United States have trapped many in their homes in the mountains of San Bernardino, with driveways blocked and cars buried under piles of snow sometimes as high as second-story windows. Major businesses in the area, including some grocery stores, have had to close.

“People despair. You need medication. They need food for their children,” said Derek Hayes, a Cedar Glen community resident. He said he had snowshoeed out of his home for days to get groceries and check on elderly neighbors.

San Bernardino County is one of 13 among them A state of emergency issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week and enabled an influx of emergency personnel and resources, including the California National Guard, to aid in rescue and recovery.

One of the most critical jobs was plowing about 500 miles of narrow, winding roads through San Bernardino County’s mountainous areas, officials said last week.

By Sunday, about 80 percent of the roads maintained by the district had been made passable, the district said an update. “Passable means at least one open lane with less than 8 inches of snow that can be navigated by tracked 4WD vehicles,” the update said.

About 150 people were rescued from their neighborhoods on Saturday and another 22 residents were taken to shelters or off the mountain on Sunday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office called. MPs also distributed food to residents over the weekend.

However, some residents say that even though the main roads are being cleared, roads in their neighborhoods are still covered in snow, meaning they’ll either have to wait for help or have to hike for miles to reach shelters or food distribution points, for those who do do not option is disabled or elderly.

Hayes said a snowplow driver told him his road could not be plowed because there were snow-covered cars on the road.

“We were promised that help would come. But we’re getting a little impatient here,” he said. “We might have a week’s worth of groceries left. Many of our stores are now closed due to roof collapses and gas stations still appear to be short of fuel.”

“I’m not sure how much longer we can hold out,” he said.

San Bernardino County’s Iliana Vargas and her family were unable to return to their home for days after heading out to get supplies, only to learn they were unable to return to the home due to road closures.

“We have our whole lives up there, our businesses, my job, my laptop, it’s all there,” Vargas said. She’s worried her house could collapse under the weight of the snow piled on top of it and is anxious to get home to try to prevent it, Vargas said.

(Copyright (c) 2022 CNN. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or redistributed.)

Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news straight to your inbox Southern California residents remain trapped in snow as another round of winter weather rolls in – Boston News, Weather, Sports

Sarah Y. Kim

InternetCloning is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button