News 5 Fwy in Grapevine Closed, Evacuations in Valley Lifted By Zach Behrens Published Dec 8, 2009 12:00 AM LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. Donate Now Monthly Donation One-Time Donation $5/mo $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo $60 $120 $180 $240 Continue Due to heavy rains snowy conditions, the California Highway Patrol began shutting down both directions of the 5 freeway in the Grapevine, north of Santa Clarita, around 5:30 p.m. However, mandatory evacuations in the northeast San Fernando Valley were lifted by Los Angeles officials this afternoon.