SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The storm brought plenty of snow to the local mountains and that means this weekend a lot of people could be headed up to places like Julian and Laguna Mountain.
Some mountain areas received more than a foot of snow as a result of the latest storm.
Chain requirements on vehicles traveling to the mountain areas was lifted Saturday by Caltrans. At 8:31 a.m., Caltrans San Diego sent out an advisory canceling the chain requirement on State Route 79 from Interstate 8 to the State Route 78/79 junction in Julian. At the same time, the agency canceled the requirement for chains on State Route 78 from Banner Grade to the state Route 78/79 junction in Santa Ysabel.
In some mountain areas, including Julian, Descanso, Pine Valley and Mt. Laguna, up to 12 inches of snow fell on Friday and chains were required on vehicles traveling in those areas.
For travelers heading Saturday to Big Bear, farther north, chains are still required, according to Caltrans.