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All lanes open after 50 cars involved in multiple crashes on Grapevine

One child in critical condition
Posted at 3:38 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 13:30:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE March 23, 2018 6:54 p.m.) CHP confirms all lanes are back open.

One child is in critical condition after multiple crashes involving 50 cars occurred on the Grapevine.

According to CHP, shortly before 3 p.m. there were an estimated four to five separate crashes in the area of southbound I-5 just south of Frazier Mountain Park Road with 50 cars involved. CHP says a low-hanging cloud in the area caused low visibility in the area.

CHP says one child is in critical condition.

According to Caltrans, the southbound I-5 lane is open, however the 3 left lanes are closed until 9 p.m.

This is a developing story. We will update you as more information becomes available.