Wednesday brings more snow to Claremont, avalanche at Mt. Baldy
by Mick Rhodes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Claremont saw more snowfall Wednesday afternoon as a new storm system dropped more of the white stuff on the region hours after a “significant” avalanche closed a section of Mt. Baldy Road.
Mt. Baldy Resort was closed Wednesday after “a significant out of bounds avalanche that covered a section of the ‘Bowling Alley’ section of Mt. Baldy Rd. just before the entrance to the resort at approximately 5:30 a.m. [Wednesday],” according to the resort’s Twitter feed. The resort may be open by Friday, according to the Tweet.
Snow fell in northern Claremont about 1 p.m. Wednesday, adding to the unusual week of weather that brought more than eight feet of snow to the highest peaks of Mt. Baldy since Saturday.
Access to Baldy Village has been blocked from the south since Sunday due to heavy snow and dangerous conditions. Cars are being diverted at Shinn Road, and Baldy Road continues to fill up with folks parking and braving the cold for a romp in the snow. Officials continue to caution drivers to wait until after conditions improve, likely by Monday, to make the drive up to Mt. Baldy.
Saturday’s storm saw snow accumulation in the City of Trees, reportedly for the first time since the 1970s.