Backup on Interstate 15
The backup on Interstate 15 early Friday morning. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A strong winter storm left the area after dumping more than two inches of rain on portions of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys Thursday and 36 inches of new snow at the Mountain High ski resort in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Rainfall totals included 2.91 inches in Pasadena, 2.2 inches in Woodland Hills, 2.06 inches in Northridge and Van Nuys, 1.93 inches in Pomona, 1.84 inches at Long Beach Airport, 1.82 inches in Sandberg, 1.66 inches in Saugus, 1.65 inches in Culver City, 1.57 inches in Burbank, 1.51 inches in Chatsworth and 1.46 inches at Los Angeles International Airport,

Hundreds of travelers were stranded for hours at the Cajon Pass in the Mojave Desert as a result of snowy conditions.

The pass was reopened about 2:15 p.m. Farther north on Interstate 15, the freeway was closed in both directions between Baker and Primm — across the Nevada state line — because of icy conditions and multiple crashes, causing motorists heading to and from Las Vegas to make other plans, according to Caltrans.

A wind advisory expired at 10 p.m. throughout much of the rest of Los Angeles County.

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