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Men with shovels trudge down unplowed Hemlock Drive to help residents dig out after a spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow in the San Bernardino Mountains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Don Myers uses a snow blower to clear his driveway after a spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow in the San Bernardino Mountains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A baseball stands out amid storm debris on the first full day of spring as snowbird Ron Cleland from South Dakota uses his metal detector to find treasures at Doheny Beach after a fast-moving storm swept through Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Traffic moves slowly along the 210 Freeway as a rainbow hovers near the hills of Altadena as stormy weather continues in the L.A. area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Motorists stare from behind a locked gate at the empty ramp and northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at Lake Hughes Road in Castaic early Monday morning. The gate was opened about 9 a.m. by the California Highway Patrol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Maximo Hernandez, 7, left, and his brother Hector, 10, make snow angels in Gorman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Chelsea Adams, left, and Patricia Smith stuff their belongings into the trunk of their car in the parking lot of a Econolodge in Gorman. The students from the University of Washington came to Los Angeles for spring break but decided to leave because of the rainy weather. Chelsea Adams said " It was raining so hard in L.A. We didn't have to leave Seattle to get rain." But the snow and ice forced them to spend the night in Gorman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Denise Marques, 12, left, and cousin, Ivania Limon, 10, build a snowman as their family from Hayward stops in Gorman to let the girls play in the snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Snow-covered mountains are a bright sight along Interstate 5 on Monday morning just south of Gorman after the California Highway Patrol opened lanes that had been closed overnight because of snow and ice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Caltrans senior equipment operator Troy Hampson keeps an eye on a "slipout" of earth beside Ortega Highway, 14 miles east of Interstate 5. Erosion from heavy rain on Sunday undermined a 40-foot length of guardrail and asphalt curb. Hampson said there would be alternative closures of west and eastbound traffic on the highway for an undetermined number of days until an investigation could be completed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Heavy rains on Sunday caused flooding and damage throughout Southern California, including Thousand Oaks, where an oak tree fell and crushed a pickup truck in a residential driveway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Electrical crews in Thousand Oaks work to replace a power pole that had nearly collapsed after being drenched in Sunday's downpour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

In Garden Grove, Ronald Reed, left, and Roy Guerra gaze at a gigantic hole in the roof at Jason Tool & Engineering, where water from the recent storm and a broken fire sprinkler caused the roof to collapse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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The first days of spring in Southern California brought a winter-like storm, with snow in the mountains and cold rain inundating many areas. The grapevine was closed briefly, trees toppled onto cars and a “slipout” of earth beside Ortega Highway, 14 miles east of Interstate 5, undermined a 40-foot length of guardrail and asphalt curb.

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