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Massive winter storm knocks out power in part of California

More than 100,000 residents of the Golden State claimed to be without electricity as snowfall problems continue.

Video de San Bernardino County realizado el 1 de marzo de 2023 mostrando la localidad nevada tras el paso de la masiva tormenta invernal.

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The massive winter storm sweeping across the country has knocked out power in part of California. As reported by PowerOutage.us a total of 105,267 users in the Golden State reported being without power on Wednesday morning. It is the only state that still has significant electricity problems, as 63,208 citizens in Michigan reported that they had no electricity, a number that the website does not consider to be particularly serious.

In California, snowfall continues, though not as heavily as in previous days. However, as the previous snow has not yet melted, the problems that the state reported on several roads have continued, leaving several visitors stranded for days.

In addition, the National Weather Service reported that extremely low temperatures are still expected. In fact, according to the weather agency, between 12 and 24 inches of snow is expected to accumulate over the southern mountains of the state this Wednesday. The snow will slow down as the day progresses, but there is still a blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which could get up to six feet of snow:

Blizzard conditions will make for dangerous to impossible travel this morning before subsiding this afternoon. There continues to be potential for avalanches in some mountain ranges,

San Bernardino County declares local emergency

The storm has also caused problems in certain counties. In San Bernardino County, Calif., a local emergency was declared Monday due to heavy snowfall. This was shared by county representative Dawn Rowe:

The declaration of emergency, she said, is "an important step that will elevate the state's response to this extreme weather event." In other words, this alert will allow relief services to go first to San Bernardino to collaborate with local agencies in order to restore normalcy as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, both mountain and non-mountain residents have been asked to avoid the area. Those who are trapped claim that people are "really in trouble." Brooke Cutler explained her experience to the Los Angeles Times. She is trapped because of the storm and is staying at a friend's house in Lake Arrowhead: "It’s really bad up here. People are really in trouble and are suffering," she said.