(KGTV) - The latest storm that swept through the western U.S. created dangerous conditions for California travelers over the holiday weekend, with Interstates 15 and 5 experiencing weather-related closures.
California Highway Patrol officers kept watch over Interstate 5 in the Grapevine north of Los Angeles as the snow moved in Sunday afternoon.
Early Monday, patrols ran escorts for southbound traffic through the mountain pass. Northbound lanes remained closed until 11:30 a.m. due to multiple crashes and ice.
Here are a TWO heavy duty tow trucks getting one of hundreds of trucks out of the ice from last night. pic.twitter.com/xAyJA4VmW5
— CHP Fort Tejon (@CHPFortTejon) February 18, 2019
We are pacing at 25 mph due to snow. Please slow down. pic.twitter.com/pr9OoTg4OB
— CHP Fort Tejon (@CHPFortTejon) February 17, 2019
Interstate 15 shut down at the Nevada state line between Monday after several drivers crashed in icy conditions. The road was closed from State Route 146 to Jean from about 5 a.m. through noon.
— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) February 18, 2019