Snow Blankets Bay Area Peaks

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A winter storm system that pounded the Bay Area with heavy rain Thursday also delivered fresh snow to higher elevations across the region.

Mt. Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains reported receiving six inches of snowfall. Photos from the South Bay peak showed snow covering trees and trails at the summit.

Snow-seekers didn't have much luck visiting the mountaintop Thursday afternoon. Mt. Umunhum Road was closed to vehicle traffic, according to Mt. Umunhum's Twitter account.

Fire crews had to help one driver whose vehicle slid off the snowy road, according to the San Jose Fire Department. The driver was not hurt.

To the east, snow covered the foothills surrounding Mt. Hamilton.

In the East Bay, snow piled up on Mt. Diablo, prompting adventurers to make the trek up the mountain to the snow line. People of all ages enjoyed the rare scene, taking time for snowball fights and winter wonderland exploring.

Several inches of snow fell on Mount Diablo hilltops Thursday. It was so cold and icy that though too dangerous to drive up, some die-hard snow fans made their way to the top on foot. Roz Plater reports.

Cold temperatures on Friday kept much of the snow sticking to the Bay Area's mountaintops.

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