Cold front leaves snow on Bay Area peaks


Chilly weather throughout the Bay Area Monday night and into Tuesday resulted in snowfall on the region's highest peaks, according to the

National Weather Service.

Mt. Hamilton in Santa Clara County received the most snow, with 8 inches, weather officials said. Palo Alto police reported that Page Mill Road between Skyline Boulevard and Foothills Park's Gate 1 was closed Tuesday from 5 a.m. to noon due to snow and ice, and posted

a video showing snow being plowed from the roadway.

Four inches fell on Chews Ridge in Monterey County, while Mt. Umunhum in nearby Santa Cruz County received 3 inches.

Fremont Peak in Alameda County also got 3 inches of snow.

The Santa Cruz Mountains received 2 inches and the state Highway 17 summit, located between Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County, collected one inch.

San Francisco's Twin Peaks received trace amounts, according to weather officials.

The chilly weather is continuing Wednesday in the Bay Area, with highs forecast to be in the lower 50s. In Mountain View, the forecast high is 54 degrees, with the temperature dropping to 35 degrees overnight into Thursday.

Emergency shelters in Santa Clara County extended their hours this week, due to the cold weather. A full list of shelters and warming centers is available here.

Those in need of emergency assistance from health and human services can call 211, from the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing at (408) 793-0550 and from HomeFirst at the homeless helpline at (408) 510-7600.

— Bay City News Service

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