Snow, Ice Halts Mountain Traffic

The final weekend of 2012 brought some wet weather to America's Finest City

By Monica Garske and Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Dec 31, 2012  |  Updated 1:53 PM PDT
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NBC 7 reporter Brandi Powell went to Sunrise Highway on Monday morning where revelers were playing in the snow.

NBC 7 reporter Brandi Powell went to Sunrise Highway on Monday morning where revelers were playing in the snow.

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Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

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It’s been a cold, wet weekend in San Diego – and it’s not over just yet.

Snow showers hit mountain communities Sunday night, leaving the roads icy and slick for Monday. The frosty temperatures are expected to stay Monday night and Tuesday morning. 

Motorists are urged to use extra caution as snow plows worked through the night to clear Sunrise Highway.

Staffers at Laguna Mountain Lodge told NBC 7 they were at full occupancy Sunday afternoon, with lots of visitors driving up to see the snow for New Year's Eve.

One mountain side near the lodge was packed with sledders and visitors. Temperatures in the region are expected to remain at around freezing temperatures Monday evening through Tuesday morning. 

However, no more rain or snow was expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

CHP officials say drivers headed to Mount Laguna should use snow chains on their tires when traveling on icy roads.

For more weather updates, click here.

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