LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Southern California enjoyed a taste of winter Monday afternoon as reports of small hail came in from around the region.
Residents reported the icy weather in Pasadena, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, and in parts of Ventura County.READ MORE: Driver Of Camaro Killed In Azusa Wreck After Running Red Light; 2 Others Flee Scene
What appeared to be snow was actually small hail falling to the ground, according to the National Weather Service.
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Further north, as much as 3 inches of snow was falling in Frazier Park as a winter storm warning took effect through Tuesday morning.MORE NEWS: CDC, FDA Recommend Pausing J&J Vaccine Over Blood Clot Cases
Earlier Monday, the storm forced the closure of the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine between Castaic and Fort Tejon due to snow and ice. It was unclear when it might reopen.