Heavy snow pounds eastern Sierra Nevada, more expected

The Mammoth Mountain ski resort in California's eastern Sierra Nevada reported early Friday that up to 26 inches (66 centimeters) of snow fell overnight, with more expected over the next day or two.

That raised the resort's season total to 562 inches (1427 centimeters). That's nearly 47 feet (14.3 meters).

The National Weather Service says the region north of Los Angeles was being swept by strong southwest winds with gusts up to 60 mph (97 kph) along U.S. 395 and up to 125 mph (201 kph) on higher mountain peaks.

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