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Your Holiday Weekend Drive: North on I-5

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Year after year, holiday after holiday; we stare at I-5 near the Grapevine in astonishment. There are just certain days you just don't travel if you want to be efficient. It doesn't help when there is a lane closed either:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists traveling over the upcoming Veteran’s Day Weekend on the northbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) north of Santa Clarita near the “Grapevine,” to please plan ahead and leave early to avoid expected holiday-related delays -- due to an ongoing lane closure on northbound I-5 at Templin Highway, approximately five miles north of Castaic.

Now, if you hit this, or any other traffic on a freeway for that matter, do this:

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1. Call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623)
2. Speak the number of the route desired (or enter the number on the touchpad)
3. Listen for your up-to-date road conditions.

Don't forget to wave hi at Tejon Ranch for us!

Photo by victoriabernal via Flickr.