As snow falls in LA, the California storm causes havoc

In Rancho Cucamonga, California, two men attempt to stop a car from sliding down an icy road during a snowstorm. I...

As a rare winter storm sweeps the US state of California, there are reports of widespread power outages, flooding, and the closure of both roads and beaches.

After days of violent winds, more than 120,00 people—many of them in the Los Angeles area—are without electricity.

Interstate 5, the primary north-south highway on the West Coast, is still closed in the mountainous Grapevine region.

One of the strongest storms to ever hit the state is expected to weaken.

Unrelenting winds have caused power lines and trees to fall.

A man sweeps water in front of a shop
Los Angeles has experienced alternating periods of heavy rain and snow from the storm.

Due to lightning strikes in LA County on Saturday, all beaches were closed for a period of time, according to the authorities.

Additionally, there were reports of grounded flights in the area.

man jogging on beach
Before beaches were closed, a man runs on Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued its most recent bulletin just after 20:00 GMT on Saturday (12:00 local time) and warned of severe thunderstorms and heavy rains over Southern California.

The Northern Intermountain Region and Northern California will experience snow on Sunday morning as the front moves inland, according to the NWS.

There haven't been any reports of storm-related fatalities or injuries up to this point.

The Hollywood sign in the clouds

Snowflakes were observed falling earlier this week in Los Angeles, a city renowned for its palm trees and sun-kissed boulevards.

A snow flurry encircling the Hollywood sign on Mount Lee was a sight that locals were seen marveling at. .

And on February 24th, San Francisco saw its lowest temperature in 132 years, dropping to 39 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) on Friday morning.

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