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Snow due for county foothills

Snow levels are expected to lower to near 1,000 feet on the evening of Friday, Dec. 6 as a cold Pacific storm drops over the area. Forecasters also see temperatures dropping below freezing through Sunday, Dec. 8.

The first hard freeze of the season could pose problems for gardeners tending sensitive plants like citrus and other fruit trees. Vulnerable plants can be moved into sheltered areas or protected with cloth or burlap, experts say.

Widespread snow is expected to fall over the county on Friday evening into Saturday. Total accumulation will range between six inches and two feet over the higher elevations.

Ice and snow on roadways will present a hazard to motorists traveling in the region.

"We just need people to slow down," Commander Becky Hagen of the California Highway Patrol's Mariposa office said. "The first storm of the season will cause dangerous conditions."

Image: National Weather ServiceImage: National Weather Service

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