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Snow Forces the 'Long-Term, Hard Closure' of Grapevine

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The California Highway Patrol this afternoon has closed a portion of the 5 freeway in both directions in the Grapevine due to snow. "Snow is sticking to the roadway from Frazier Mountain Park to one mile south of Gorman making travel hazardous at this time," an advisory stated. "Northbound I-5 has been closed at Vista Del Lago and southbound I-5 has been closed at the Grapevine. Escorts are not being provided at this time and a decision on when to reopen the roadway has not been made."

For the latest information on road conditions the public can call 1-800-427-ROAD. Alternate routes of travel to Bakersfield, Fresno and Sacramento as follows, per the CHP:

  • Use northbound U.S. 101 to northbound State Route 33 in Ventura County to eastbound State Route 166 and back to State Route 99 and Interstate 5.
  • Use northbound U.S. 101 to Santa Maria then eastbound State Route 166 and back to State Route 99 and Interstate 5.
  • Alternate routes of travel to San Francisco and San Jose: Use northbound U.S. 101.
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