Even as blizzard conditions batter the East Coast, city officials are warning that Hesperians might have to be breaking out snow shovels themselves this week.


"The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon, during which time snow levels may drop down to 2,000 feet," the city warned in an automated Connect CTY telephone call sent out Monday around 6 p.m.


Hesperia is located at approximately 3,186 feet above sea level.


"Due to the expected freezing temperatures," the automated message continued, "We suggest that you check that all exterior plumbing fixtures are insulated or otherwise protected from the freezing temperature and that pet owner take extra precautions, including bringing pets indoors if possible.


"Should we receive the anticipated 2-4 inches of snowfall, please avoid driving in order to keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles. This extreme weather may impact the accessibility of the Cajon Pass, and the Cal Trans District 8 Web site may be monitored for current updates."


The Caltrans District 8 Web site is located at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist8/


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Hesperia.Star