Grand Canyon Snow Storm On New Years Day

The Grand Canyon as well as some parts of California got a late Christmas present but a nice way to ring in the New Year when they got some rare snow from Mother Nature. According to a report by the Washington Post on Jan. 2, the Grand Canyon got covered with snow making it look like a beautiful winter wonderland outside. Northern Arizona ended up getting a total of more than four inches of snow on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day while some parts of Interstate 15 in Southern California ended up having to be shut down because of the snow and ice it received.

The storm in California was so bad that over 200 cars were stranded and 130 people had to be rescued from it on highways 330 and 18 in the Big Bear area of San Bernardino National Forest which is just east of Los Angeles.

Although the snow that fell and landed in the Grand Canyon made for some slippery roads, people felt it was more beautiful than troublesome and they felt it wasn’t really anything to worry about. They just thought it was a beautiful thing to look at.

The National Park Service had this to say when they made the announcement on their Flickr page that there was snow on the ground:

The morning of January 1, 2015, all South Rim roads are open, but the roads are really snow-packed and icy, 4 wheel drive or snow chains are recommended. Grand Canyon received some additional snow this morning and it’s a winter wonderland out there.

You can see pictures of the incident on USA Today.

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