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Powerful storm system blasts West

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This image provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department shows a traffic accident in the San Bernardino Mountains in California. The rain throughout the West led to flooding in San Bernardino County, where five homeless people were trapped by water and had to be rescued from the Santa Ana River, fire officials told the San Bernardino County Sun. Photo Credit: AP

A powerful storm system is marching across the Western U.S., leaving parts of Arizona, Nevada and California soaked as it bears down on New Mexico with predictions of widespread snow and freezing temperatures.

Caltrans set a up a chains required station
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Caltrans set a up a chains required station just south of Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, Calif. (Nov 22, 2013)

A school bus drives past a fallen eucalyptus
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A school bus drives past a fallen eucalyptus tree in Oakland, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2013)

Road crews work to scrape away mud along
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Road crews work to scrape away mud along San Timoteo Canyon Road in Redlands, Calif., the day after heavy rains hit the area causing the road to flood. (Nov. 22, 2013)

Jacob Melville, 4, of Irvine, Calif., catches rain
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Jacob Melville, 4, of Irvine, Calif., catches rain drops as he holds the umbrella for his mother, Brandie, at the farmer's market in Laguna Hills, Calif. Rain throughout the West led to flooding Friday in parts of California. (Nov. 22, 2013)

This photo released courtesy City of Redlands shows
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This photo released courtesy City of Redlands shows flooding, mud and debris on San Timoteo Canyon Road in Redlands, Calif. Firefighters responded to dozens of calls of weather-related traffic collisions, flooding and mudslides spurred by a downpour in southern California. (Nov. 21, 2013)

This image provided by the San Bernardino County
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This image provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department shows a traffic accident in the San Bernardino Mountains in California. The rain throughout the West led to flooding in San Bernardino County, where five homeless people were trapped by water and had to be rescued from the Santa Ana River, fire officials told the San Bernardino County Sun.

Curtis Raulerson, of Las Vegas, holds Maya as
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Curtis Raulerson, of Las Vegas, holds Maya as Dakota follows through about nine-inch deep snow at Lee Canyon snow play area on Mt. Charleston northwest of Las Vegas. The rain was turning to heavy snow in higher elevations, including rural eastern Nevada's Lincoln County. (Nov. 22, 2013)

Jack Dempsey, of Las Vegas, hands Maya to
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Jack Dempsey, of Las Vegas, hands Maya to her owner, Curtis Raulerson, of Las Vegas, right, on Mt. Charleston near Las Vegas. The rain was turning to heavy snow in higher elevations, including rural eastern Nevada's Lincoln County. (Nov. 22, 2013)

A winter storm moves into Flagstaff, Ariz. A
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A winter storm moves into Flagstaff, Ariz. A strong storm system pumped Pacific moisture into Arizona, giving the state a blast of wet weather, with more expected over the weekend. (Nov. 21, 2013)

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