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Interstate 5 closes in Grapevine mountain area due to snow

Posted: 3:44 PM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 23:44:40Z
Grapevine Snow

GORMAN, Calif. (KGTV) - Interstate 5 over the Grapevine reopened Thursday afternoon after an hours-long closure due to snow, ice, and multiple collisions.

California Highway Patrol officials said the crashes involved semi-trucks and other stuck vehicles on north I-5 just north of Gorman School Road. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

CHP officers also escorted traffic over Highway 58.

At 9:27 a.m., the National Weather Service reported snow in the higher elevations of the I-5 pass through the Grapevine. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution when traveling over the Grapevine or avoid the area if possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 4 p.m. and now includes areas in the Kern County Mountains above 4,000 feet, according to NWS.