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Storm brings early-season snow to Southland mountains

The latest storm brought early-season snow to Big Bear, and locals hope the cold weather means big business.
October 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The latest storm system brought some early-season snow to the Big Bear area, and local residents hope the cold weather means big business.Download the free ABC7 Megadoppler weather app to stay on top of the latest weather conditions.

Several inches of snow covered some cars in Big Bear and had residents scraping the white stuff off their windshields. The snow was not a lot but there was enough to create that crisp, fall weather many Southlanders enjoy.

Big Bear residents say they're welcoming the early season snow with open arms because it can only mean good things for the local economy. The area saw a total of approximately 3 inches of snow overnight.

This is the second time this month snow has fallen in Big Bear.

"Usually every year around Halloween, it always does a light dusting, but we're really hoping it keeps up and maybe we'll have a really good winter with lots of snow," said Kalisha Fetterhoff with the Grizzly Manor Café.

Wrightwood was also blanketed overnight, and Mountain High Ski Resort is already making snow. The slopes are not open yet, but with these colder temperatures and early snowfall, the skiing and snowboarding season is expected to begin soon.

"That's really good for business, and the earlier they open, the better for us, so we're excited for it," Fetterhoff said.

If you are heading up the mountain, chains are required on some roads and many areas are still very slick and icy.

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