Frazier Park residents on winter storm warning: It's overdue
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The first big winter storm of the season is hitting Kern County.
The Grapevine is seeing gusty winds, heavy rain and fog. Mountain areas like Frazier Park also expect to get snow.
"I'm looking forward to it. I like the snow," resident Bonnie Luther said. "It's overdue, we need a lot more of it."
California Highway Patrol officials in Fort Tejon said their goal is to keep the Grapevine open, but they are monitoring the road conditions closely.
"We're starting to get concerned about freezes," said Richard Anthes, Fort Tejon CHP spokesman. "If it gets windy and it's cold and it's wet outside, ice can form immediately."
The CHP is also urging drivers to slow down, increase their following distance, and avoid driving near big rigs, campers and motorhomes.