Storm Leaves Behind Icy Mess

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Two days after snow fell in the Sierra foothills, people were still hard at work on Monday cleaning up some of what the storm left behind.

In Placerville, FOX40 found drivers spinning their wheels trying to get out of parking spaces, and shop owners hard at work shoveling snow and ice outside their storefronts.

The conditions also presented challenges for El Dorado County firefighters battling a house fire on Quarry Road.  The roads en route to the fire were icy, and so was the metal roof firefighters climbed on to attack the flames.

Daytime temperatures simply haven’t warmed up enough to melt much of the low-elevation snow.  Caltrans workers have been plowing and sanding foothill road surfaces around the clock to reduce danger for drivers.

Black ice has been blamed for several traffic collisions during the hard freeze, even in the Sacramento Valley.

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