Winter storm covers Julian with several inches of snow

Snowplows get a workout as winds help cause drifts

JULIAN, Calif. -  

The winter storm brought several inches of snowfall to Julian on Friday. 
 
It was beautiful: sometimes driving, sometimes floating down, but always accumulating and requiring repeated passes by snowplows.
 
The snowfall was so pretty that a local father and daughter jumped into their car after watching 10News at 5 p.m. and headed up the mountain.
 
Allie Litzinger smiled as she said, "Yeah, we did. It looked really nice, pretty. I wanted to come up and see it."  
When asked if he was worried about getting back down, father George Litzinger told 10News, "No, we'll be leaving pretty soon.  I've got four-wheel drive and all that so I'm not too worried about that."
 
E. J. and Kristin Pierce were concerned, however. They said they did not have chains but plan to drive very slowly. 
 
Jessica Blankenship brought a carload of children to Julian.  
 
"We're just here to have fun with the snow and let the kids have a little fun," she said. "[It's] the best of both worlds: sunshine in San Diego and snow right here."
 
The roads, though, can be treacherous.
 
Emily Auer told 10News, "It was a little squirrely I have to say. I was a little bit nervous… white knuckles."
When asked if they were heading back home on Friday night, she said, "We'll stay till Sunday, thankfully, because we don't have chains."
 
"I hope we have to stay longer," said Auer's husband Kris. They both laughed.
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