A graphic produced by the National Weather Service shows a heavy snow band that has been moving across the Inland Empire this morning.
A graphic produced by the National Weather Service shows a heavy snow band that has been moving across the Inland Empire this morning. (National Weather Service)
California Highway Patrol officers escorted motorists through the Cajon Pass due to icy conditions on the 15 Freeway this morning.

Officers started escorting at 9:25 a.m. between Oak Hills Road in Hesperia and Dale Evans Parkway in Victorville, said CHP Officer Marcelo Llerena Dispatch logs indicated that at 10:19 a.m., escorts were no longer needed.

"It's going to depend on the weather and roadway conditions," Llerena said.

Snow began falling in the Cajon Pass about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from the top of the Pass to Outlet Center Drive in Barstow. The weather prompted a chain-control requirement for the San Bernardino Mountains.

The CHP made a request to shut down northbound lanes shortly after midnight due to heavy snowfall, but officers later decided to keep the road open, relying on snow plows and dropping cinders to keep the road safe.


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