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Bumper to bumper traffic in both directions occurred on frontage roads as well as the Grapevine as drivers were directed by GPS navigation services to alternate routes, trapping many in snow, leaving them stuck like those on the I-5. [Jeff Zimmerman photo]
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While Interstate 5 was blocked for about 6 hours with snow and jack-knifed big rigs, those seeking alternate routes on Gorman Post Road and Ralphs Ranch Road also got stuck in bumper to bumper snarls. [Jeff Zimmerman photo]
By Gary Meyer, TME
High winds shook homes and rattled windows throughout the Mountain Communities as Monday’s snowstorm was carried into town. Two to 24 inches of snow dropped on varying parts of this region. Happy ducks rushed toward new puddles in Frazier Mountain Park, but daily life for many local residents was altered. Some were trapped along with the…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Left to right: A snowfriend on Old Ridge Route Road near stranded vehicles; Making snow angels in Frazier Mountain Park; Mountain residents trapped when the Grapevine was shut down.
Above: A trapped car in Gorman; Right: Frazier Park, dusted with powdered-sugar snow after one storm passes over and another heads in.
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This is part of the January 18, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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