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CHP conducting traffic breaks along Grapevine as snow and ice is reported along roadways

Posted at 6:43 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 04:39:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Snow along the Grapevine has stopped, according to the California Highway Patrol.


The California Highway Patrol is conducting traffic breaks along the Grapevine as heavy snow begins to fall at pass levels Sunday evening.

According to CHP traffic page, heavy snow is sticking to roadways in the pass areas near Gorman.

CHP will be guiding traffic in the Lebec, Tejon and Smokey bear road areas.

CHP Fort Tejon posted an alert on their Facebook page saying "The Grapevine is still open but we are escorting vehicles in both directions due to snow and ice. Several vehicles are stuck on the local mountain roadways due to snow and ice. Those local roads are currently closed and we hope to have them open some time tomorrow morning."

Several traffic incidents have been reported in mountain communities, where snow has been reported.

Three cars vehicles are stuck in snow in the Pine Mountain Club area, according to the traffic page.

CHP is also assisting a family whose vehicle overturned with two children inside the car on Cuddy Valley Road in the Frazier Mountain Park area.

Unfavorable weather conditions have also prompted several road closures in the mountain communities.

The traffic page shows the following closures:

  • Cerro Noroeste Road near Mil Potrero Highway
  • Lockwood Valley Road near SR33
  • Frazier Mountain Park Road near Lebec Road
  • Cuddy Valley Road near Lockwood Valley Road
  • Mil Potrero Highway near Cuddy Valley Road
  • Cerro Noroeste Road near/ SR166

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.