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Thanksgiving Traffic Will be Worsened by 5 Fwy Lane Closure

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If you've ever traveled northbound on Interstate 5 Freeway the day before Thanksgiving, you know it will take hours just to get out of Los Angeles, into Santa Clarita Valley and over the Grapevine (same goes for the Sunday after coming back into the city).

Making it worse this year, one of the four lanes at Templin Highway (south of the Grapevine) is closed for five miles due to "due to storm-related slope stabilization and extensive roadway repairs," according to Caltrans. With that said, they are warning this year to plan ahead and leave early.

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They also say that travel delays are expected from Monday, November 24 through Monday, December 1.