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Winter Storm Means Good News For Skiers

Sonora, CA — Area ski resorts are celebrating a bountiful gift from mother nature over the weekend.

Forecasters say a winter storm that passed through dropped about 18 inches of new snow in the mountains at altitudes as low as 3500 feet.

Dodge ridge is 100% open and in full operation. Officials say the storm was timed perfectly to coincide with today´s Martin Luther King holiday.

Clear and sunny skies are expected for today making for ideal skiing conditions. Forecasters say the system generated less than a half inch of rain in the valleys, however law enforcement officials say rapid rainfall was a factor in a big rig accident on Highway 99.

Written by Eric Nelson