Mount Baldy Road in the San Gabriel Mountains was closed Tuesday morning after the first major snow storm of the season stranded people in their cars there overnight.
Many people were braving the icy conditions to get a taste of the snow, with some Southland mountain areas seeing as much as 20 inches, and that congestion — combined with snow-filled roadways — led to about 100 vehicles getting stuck Monday evening at the road’s closure at Shinn Road.
Los Angeles County Fire Department plows also got stuck and couldn’t reach the area at about 10 p.m., officials reported.
As of Tuesday morning, dozens of vehicles remained stuck and snow plows struggled through the mess.
Crews were continuing to make their way up the road with plows as of about 8 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s online log.
Broadcast reports from the scene showed dozens of vehicles with families inside that were stopped or spinning on the road.
Snow-forecast.com reported that 10.2 inches of snow fell at the Mount Baldy ski resort through Tuesday morning.