According to the National Weather Service-San Diego, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for locations above 2500 ft in the Inland Empire from Thursday morning, February 23rd. It remains in effect for the mountains through Saturday, February 25th. Between 4-5 feet of snow is expected in Wrightwood, and possibly up to 2- 4 inches of snow is expected in Phelan and Pinon Hills by Saturday. Winds are also expected to be incredibly strong during this storm, with gusts ranging from 30-40 mph across Wrightwood and up to 50 mph in Phelan and Pinon Hills. For a detailed weather forecast in Phelan/Pinon Hills, click here, and for weather forecast in Wrightwood, click here.
For road conditions and chain requirements, call Caltrans at (800) 427-7623 or visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov, and if you must travel, check your wiper blades and tire pressure before you leave. Also, pack your vehicle with emergency supplies such as a First Aid kit, food, water, flashlight, phone charger, blankets, warm clothes, jumper cables, and snow chains. You can also follow Caltrans on Twitter @Caltrans8 for updated road conditions and closures.
San Bernardino County Public Works reminds mountain residents to wait for at least two snowplow passes before shoveling their driveway. Additionally, park your car in a dedicated driveway so that snowplows have full access to the road. Cars remaining in the street may be cited or towed. Depending on the amount of snow, it can take 24-96 hours for Public Works crews to plow secondary streets. Primary routes are given priority to ensure first responders have access. You can follow SBC Public Works on Twitter @SBCoPublicWorks for the most up-to-date information.