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Much needed rain, snow arrive in the Northstate

By Vienna Montague, Producer
Published On: Feb 06 2014 08:45:55 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 06 2014 09:35:48 PM CST
Winter Weather Strikes Northstate
REDDING, Calif. -

It’s what the First Alert Weather team has been predicting all week, and Thursday we saw the first rain of what will be a very wet weekend.

Shingletown folks saw nearly two inches of snow before noon Tuesday at elevations as low as 3500 feet.

Highway 44, also in Shasta County, was kept fairly clear of snow thanks to the slow but steady parade of traffic.

Angie Adams, an employee at the Shingletown Store, said the powder is a welcome sight.

“Everybody’s been really happy about it,” said Adams, “That somewhat spring-type weather that we had was wonderful, but you know, everybody knows that we need it.”

Angie is hoping this bit of rain will help during fire season this year.

People with wells, who rely on ground water, are also hoping for a lot more.

Despite the welcome, the rain has created some inconveniences.

 The Bangor Union Elementary School sent students home early because the power went out.

Bangor is small town south of Oroville in Butte County.

PG&E’s Paul Moreno said crews had to repair a substation that went down because of the weather.

Nearly 1500 customers were affected.

Power was ultimately restored at around 11 a.m.

To find out how this wet weather could affect you, check out the road conditions and interactive radar at the link below.

http://www.krcrtv.com/weather