Grapevine on Interstate 5 closed due to snow, ice [Updated]

A stretch of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine remained closed Friday morning because of snow and ice on the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said.

Traffic logs indicated both directions of the freeway were closed about 2 a.m. As of 5:15 a.m., the CHP said it was not clear when the roadway would reopen.

[Updated 8:10 a.m.: A portion of Interstate 5 on the Grapevine was gradually opening to traffic Friday morning, more than five hours after it was closed because of winter weather. Full story >>]

Southern California saw rain and snow overnight as a late-winter storm moved across the region. Snow levels dropped as low as 3,000 feet, and there were reports of accumulation in mountain and foothill areas, said Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

Continue reading >>

-- Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times

Copyright © 2019, Glendale News-Press
EDITION: California | U.S. & World