Friday's overnight snowstorm brought several inches of snow to the foothills and more than a foot to higher elevations, knocking out power to thousands of people and snarling roads.
As of 8 a.m., PG&E reported several outages through the Central Sierra and foothills.
Some communities where power outages were reported included:
* Pine Mountain Lake, reported at 3:22 a.m. and affecting up to 584 customers.
* Jamestown, reported at 7:30 a.m., affecting up to 235 customers.
* Sonora, reported at 7:39 a.m., affecting put to 4,392 customers.
* Mono Vista, 2:38 a.m., affecting 169 customers.
* Tuttetown, 3:05 a.m., affecting 361 customers.
* Angels Camp, several outages, the first reported just after midnight, affecting some 90-plus customers.
* Vallecito, 4:46 a.m., affecting up to 50 customers.
* Murphys, 2:24 a.m., affecting nearly 50 customers.
* Dorrington, 2:13 a.m., affecting 110 customers.
* Mountain Ranch, 7:24 a.m,., affecting 28 customers.
PG&E's outage information website for estimated times for power
restoration; http://www.pge.com/myhome/customerservice/outages Sonora and Angels Camp saw more that 4 inches of snow fall overnight. County and Caltrans snowplows were clearing buried roads.
the hill, at Dodge Ridge Ski Area, some 16 inches of new snowfall was
reported this morning - 20 inches at the summit. Opening day is still
The National Weather Service still reports that low snow
is forecast today for low elevations, down to 1,000 feet - as well as
the high country.
Skies will begin to clear overnight. Sun and
cold temperatures - with overnight lows in the teens and 20s, and
daytime highs in the 40s - are forecast through mid-week.
The next chance of rain or snow will come Thursday. the NWS said.