Oakhurst residents take advantage of snow conditions at Bass Lake

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OAKHURST, Calif. (KGPE) – As the biggest storm of the season continues to hit the Central Valley, snow in Oakhurst has canceled school for the day and led to freezing conditions.

“It’s nice!” exclaimed Mark Choe, General Manager of the Pines Resort. “It’s magical by the lake.”

Bass Lake was bare as snow fell on the docks and water on Tuesday.

Chains are required for all drivers using Highway 41. School districts initially delayed classes and then canceled them for a snowy day.

“We’re glad we didn’t have to go to school,” said Jaxon of Oakhurst.

Many families took advantage of the conditions to go sledding.

“The snow was flying right in your eyes and your face,” Jaxon said.

Jaxon went to Bass Lake with Alyson and Jonathan.

“What goes through your mind when you come down the hill,” our station asked.

“Don’t hit the post,” Alyson said.

“Yeah, don’t hit the post and get into the water,” Jonathan said.

Choe said that in the winter, especially on holidays and weekends, business is booming with people from all over the state coming to see the snow.

“Bass Lake already looks like a Christmas village, but when you add a layer of snow it makes for even more Christmas and holiday feel,” Choe said.

The roads are clear on the 41, but they are slippery, so authorities are asking people to have four-wheel drive and chains.

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