According to Patch, officers drove up the Oregon Expressway – right outside Palo Alto, California – Tuesday morning and saw a half-inch of snow on the ground.
The majestic beauty of the land sea interface never disappoints, especially when snow capped mountains are involved. Here are a few pictures from Cone Peak high above the #BigSur Coast. ~8" of snow measured. Nearby peaks likely >12" : L. Pantilat #cawx #casnow pic.twitter.com/ma8LLp12vY
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) February 6, 2019
Needless to say, it’s very rare for something like this to happen. The last time snow fell at 1,000 feet above sea level in the Bay Area was 2011. The roads were closed due to safety reasons.
A public works crew worked all morning to get the roads re-opened by noon on Tuesday.
Palo Alto assistant public works director Jon Hospitalier told Patch, “It’s a windy road that’s dangerous even without these conditions.”
It’s certainly an extraordinary sight to see snow at such a low elevation, but it’s important to stay safe while traveling through conditions like this. If you live in the area, please proceed with caution.
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