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Friday, Mar 08 2013 12:00 PM

Winter storm Triton sweeps through Tehachapi

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Snow blankets the Old Town Stables at 22347 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd. in Golden Hills on Friday morning March 8, 2013. Photo by Rodrigo Ortega

The bridge in Stallion Springs is draped with snow in morning of Friday, March 8, 2013. Photo by Ed Gordon/Tehachapi News

A snowy day at Souza Vineyards in Cummings Valley after winter storm Triton dumps nearly a half inch of rain and snow in the morning of Friday, March 8, 2013. Photo by Ed Gordon/Tehachapi News

Winter storm Triton swept through Tehachapi early Friday morning dumping heavy rain with snow, and closing both major highway passes and local schools.

And while the Tehachapi Unified School District shut down for the day, both Highway 58 through Tehachapi and Interstate 5 over the Grapevine were reopened by 9 a.m. Friday.

However, according to the California Highway Patrol web site, Tehachapi Willow Springs Road remains closed from Backus Road to Highline, as well as Cameron Canyon and Oak Creeks Roads.

Meanwhile, a report by the National Weather Service in Hanford at 10 a.m. this morning noted that about .04 inches of rain and snow had fallen on the ground in downtown Tehachapi, with more rain and snow at the higher elevations.

And while the storm caused many problems like a single car rollover on eastbound 58 about a mile east of the Sand Canyon off ramp early this morning, it provided a beautiful winter-like wonderland, prompting local residents to snap off a few photos.

According to the National Weather Service, snow showers are expected to continue today and tonight with a chance of rain and snow on Saturday, mostly clearing by Saturday night and sunny by Sunday.

The high in Tehachapi today is expected to be near 39 with south southeast wind of 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest this morning.

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