Deadly California weather leaves 150000 without power – CNN

Some residents in Los Angeles County could see 2 to 4 inches of snow Monday, Aissen said. Areas with higher elevations — over 4,000 feet — could get more than 6 inches of snow.

The utility company Southern California Edison has sent 200 crews to help 80,000 customers without power. It gave several tips for dealing with power outages and protecting against power surges:

– Always back up important work and files on computers

– Keep gas tanks at least half full, as gas stations need electricity to pump gas

– Install surge protectors to safeguard valuable electronics

Ice dams choke off community

The intense weather wasn’t limited to Southern California.

In the northeast part of the state, ice dams formed on the South Fork of the Yuba River, CNN affiliate KCRA reported.

The frozen blockades — and a recent onslaught of rain — caused a backlog of water, flooding parts of Soda Springs, the affiliate said.

“We can blame it on El Nino,” Vick Ferrera of the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services told KCRA.

By Sunday night, the affiliate said, crews managed to break through an ice dam, allowing some of the water to subside.

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