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Snow Forces The 5 Freeway Over The Grapevine To Close Overnight

A black and white camera shows road conditions as cars and trucks drive with headlights on
The Grapevine reopened to traffic early Wednesday after snow shut down the pass which is often affected by adverse weather.
(Courtesy Caltrans)
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Topline:

The I-5 over the Grapevine was closed in both directions last night due to snow, creating unsafe road conditions.

The details: The California Highway Patrol in El Tejon reported at around 9 p.m. that the I-5 was closed in both directions because of snow. Southbound traffic was being turned around at Grapevine Road in Kern County and northbound traffic was being turned around at Parker Road in Castaic, according to CalTrans. They said the road would reopen once conditions improve.

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What now: At 4 a.m. today, CalTrans said all lanes were back open, adding that the California Highway Patrol is escorting traffic over The Grapevine and ask that drivers remain behind escort vehicles, drive slowly and safely.

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