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San Diegans flock to Julian amid snow

Posted at 4:47 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 20:52:39-05

JULIAN, Calif. (KGTV) -- Throngs of people flocked to Julian Thursday after the area received heavy snow amid a winter storm.

Throughout the day Thursday, the small town was flooded with visitors from the city who were looking for a winter wonderland.

The cold weather and long lines weren’t enough to keep people away.

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Visitors said the toughest part of the day was the traffic. It was bumper to bumper on the roadways on the way to Julian.

Despite the traffic, there were a lot of smiling faces, snowball fights and sledding.

“It’s just been a really busy day. Everyone’s been in really good spirits. It’s a great day. Lots of people coming around everyone having fun. Everyone being respectful,” said Teak Nichols with Mom’s Bakery.

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According to the National Weather Service, Julian received eight inches of snow as of 3:45 p.m.

Other areas throughout the County like Palomar Mountain received 10 inches of snow.