Some Inland Empire schools close as heavy snow hits local mountains

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Bear Valley Unified School District and Snowline Joint Unified School District schools are closed for a snow day on Tuesday as 6-12 inches of fresh powder is expected in local mountains.

The following Bear Valley schools are closed for the day:

-Big Bear Elementary School
-North Shore Elementary School
-Baldwin Lane Elementary School
-Big Bear Middle School
-Big Bear High School
-Chautauqua High School

All Snowline schools are closed due to inclement weather, the district announced.

Rim of the World Unified School District schools are also closed for the day due to snow accumulation, road conditions and safety, the district announced.

Caltrans officials are monitoring road conditions, and plows are working to keep State Route 2 clear. Chains are required for those heading up to the mountains.

A winter weather advisory was expected to remain in effect until Tuesday around noon for mountain areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as the San Diego area.
Mountain areas will see snow reaching 6-12 inches at elevations over 5,500 feet and a high of 44 degrees.

On local Wrightwood resident said she wasn't prepared for all the snow.

"The past couple of winters haven't been this intense," said Alexis Barrilleaux. "I just bought my first car, and I didn't get a four-wheel drive car, so I'm really facing the consequences right now by walking to work."

Other parts of Southern California could see some light rainfall, perhaps a quarter inch.
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