The latest: crews are working on the restoration of power in California

The latest: crews are working on the restoration of power in California

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The latest storms in California (all times local):

8:00.

The crews are working to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California. The storm also led to the temporary closure of a major motorway, after motorists were stuck in the Sierra Nevada through whiteout conditions.

Strong winds and lowered trees eliminated electricity for at least 80,000 customers in the Sacramento region on Sunday evening.

Officials said Interstate 80 from Placer County in California to the state border with Nevada reopened Monday, but it remained closed in the Washoe County in Nevada.

Officials closed the highway Sunday after a powerful blizzard reached the Lake Tahoe area when visitors left during the weekend.

This photo of Michael Patrick O & # 39; Neill shows his sons Liam, left and Finn in the snow in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California, on Sunday, January 6, 2019. A winter storm shot through parts of California, Nevada and Utah, bringing heavy snow to some communities. (Michael Patrick O & # 39; Neill via AP)

This photo of Michael Patrick O & # 39; Neill shows his sons Liam, left and Finn in the snow in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California, on Sunday, January 6, 2019. A winter storm shot through parts of California, Nevada and Utah, bringing heavy snow to some communities. (Michael Patrick O & # 39; Neill via AP)

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather warning Monday for areas in the Sierra Nevada above 1,200 meters (1,200 meters), where snow and flemish conditions limit visibility.

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Tens of thousands of people lost power after a powerful winter storm swept through Northern California, while another storm system in the southern part of the state let go of landslides in nature reserves to burn burns and motorists crashed on a major highway.

The Flood erupted hills where last year a large fire burned in and around Malibu, causing the Pacific Coast Highway to become blocked with mud and debris.

A section of the scenic route northwest of Los Angeles was expected to remain closed in both directions until Monday, while crews dragged stuck vehicles and lanes. No injuries were reported.

On this photo of Blake Kessler, Wesley Kepke ski's in Alpine Meadows, Calif., On Sunday, January 6, 2019. A winter storm drifted through parts of California, Nevada and Utah and brought heavy snow to some communities. (Blake Kessler via AP)

On this photo of Blake Kessler, Wesley Kepke ski's in Alpine Meadows, Calif., On Sunday, January 6, 2019. A winter storm drifted through parts of California, Nevada and Utah and brought heavy snow to some communities. (Blake Kessler via AP)

On this photo of Blake Kessler, Wesley Kepke ski's in Alpine Meadows, Calif., On Sunday, January 6, 2019. A winter storm drifted through parts of California, Nevada and Utah and brought heavy snow to some communities. (Blake Kessler via AP)

High-rise buildings in the center of Los Angeles rise above the clouds and fog on January 6, 2019, after a nocturnal storm that brought rain and mountain snow to Southern California. Rains the unleashed debris streams of wildfire-scarred areas of the Santa Monica Mountains that flooded parts of Pacific Coast Highway. (AP Photo / John Antczak)

High-rise buildings in the center of Los Angeles rise above the clouds and fog on January 6, 2019, after a nocturnal storm that brought rain and mountain snow to Southern California. Rains the unleashed debris streams of wildfire-scarred areas of the Santa Monica Mountains that flooded parts of Pacific Coast Highway. (AP Photo / John Antczak)

High-rise buildings in the center of Los Angeles rise above the clouds and fog on January 6, 2019, after a nocturnal storm that brought rain and mountain snow to Southern California. Rains the unleashed debris streams of wildfire-scarred areas of the Santa Monica Mountains that flooded parts of Pacific Coast Highway. (AP Photo / John Antczak)

In this Saturday, January 5, 2019, photo sheriffs work to free their patrol competition from mud over a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. A winter storm unleashed mudslides in burning areas in southern California and trapped motorists on a major highway and the northern part of the state braces itself for more wet weather. The Flood on Saturday released hills in Malibu where a large fire was burned last year, obstructing the Pacific Coast Highway by mud and debris. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via AP)

In this Saturday, January 5, 2019, photo sheriffs work to free their patrol competition from mud over a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. A winter storm unleashed mudslides in burning areas in southern California and trapped motorists on a major highway and the northern part of the state braces itself for more wet weather. The Flood on Saturday released hills in Malibu where a large fire was burned last year, obstructing the Pacific Coast Highway by mud and debris. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via AP)

In this Saturday, January 5, 2019, photo sheriffs work to free their patrol competition from mud over a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. A winter storm unleashed mudslides in burning areas in southern California and trapped motorists on a major highway and the northern part of the state braces itself for more wet weather. The Flood on Saturday released hills in Malibu where a large fire was burned last year, obstructing the Pacific Coast Highway by mud and debris. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via AP)

FILE - In this November 29, 2018, photo of the file, the workers kick the snow from a staircase at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno, Nev. Avalanche warnings are posted in parts of California, Nevada and Utah after a winter storm has caused heavy snowfall on the region. The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry for the Lake Tahoe area stretching from the south to the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from Sunday, January 6, 2019 to 7 am (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette -Journal via AP, The file)

FILE - In this November 29, 2018, photo of the file, the workers kick the snow from a staircase at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno, Nev. Avalanche warnings are posted in parts of California, Nevada and Utah after a winter storm has caused heavy snowfall on the region. The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry for the Lake Tahoe area stretching from the south to the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from Sunday, January 6, 2019 to 7 am (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette -Journal via AP, The file)

FILE – In this November 29, 2018, photo of the file, the workers kick the snow from a staircase at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno, Nev. Avalanche warnings are posted in parts of California, Nevada and Utah after a winter storm has caused heavy snowfall on the region. The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry for the Lake Tahoe area stretching from the south to the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from Sunday, January 6, 2019 to 7 am (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette -Journal via AP, The file)

FILE - In this November 29, 2018, photo & # 39; s, skiers and snowboarders walk to the lifts at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno, Nev. Avalanche warnings are posted in parts of California, Nevada and Utah after a winter storm has caused heavy snowfall on the region. The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry for the Lake Tahoe area stretching from the south to the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from Sunday, January 6, 2019 to 7 am (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette -Journal via AP, The file)

FILE - In this November 29, 2018, photo & # 39; s, skiers and snowboarders walk to the lifts at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno, Nev. Avalanche warnings are posted in parts of California, Nevada and Utah after a winter storm has caused heavy snowfall on the region. The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry for the Lake Tahoe area stretching from the south to the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from Sunday, January 6, 2019 to 7 am (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette -Journal via AP, The file)

FILE – In this November 29, 2018, photo & # 39; s, skiers and snowboarders walk to the lifts at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno, Nev. Avalanche warnings are posted in parts of California, Nevada and Utah after a winter storm has caused heavy snowfall on the region. The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for the backcountry for the Lake Tahoe area stretching from the south to the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from Sunday, January 6, 2019 to 7 am (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette -Journal via AP, The file)

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