(KERO) — UPDATE: (3:10 p.m.): CHP confirms both directions of I-5 over the Grapevine are closed again due to snow/ice.
UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): The California Highway Patrol reported that Interstate 5 and Highway 58 are open. CHP is urging drivers use caution while traveling on those roads.
🚧❄️ I-5 & SR-58 Open ❄️🚧 weather permitting I-5 and SR-58 are currently open please drive with caution. Continue to check weather and roadway conditions #Grapevine #FortTejon #I5 #SR58 #Bakersfield #CHP #TrafficAlert #travel #snow #safety #Caltrans— CHP Central Division (@CHPCentralDiv) January 25, 2021
UPDATE (8:15 a.m.): Highway 178 north of the pass remains open, however, chain controls are in effect, according to Caltrans.
ATTN DRIVERS: State Route 58 through Tehachapi Pass is currently closed due to heavy snow, ice, and winds. State Route 178 north of the pass remains open, however, chain controls are in effect. We will have more information as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/PJwftcpfbJ— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) January 25, 2021
UPDATE (7:05 a.m.): Officials with the California Highway Patrol's Fort Tejon office say there is no estimated time for the reopening of I-5.
Rich Anthes with the CHP's Fort Tejon office says the area is expecting a lot more snow "around 8 a.m."
He said the severity of the snowfall will determine whether or not the I-5 reopens.
"Right now, it's not feeling safe."
He said travelers on the I-5 have been cleared and the CHP and Caltrans are now working to clear people at rest stops and on side roads.
UPDATE (4:20 a.m.): Multiple big rigs have jack-knifed on Eastbound Highway 58 leading to closures.
The CHP reported multiple big rigs were stuck in the snow near the Tehachapi Loop around 3:15 a.m.
Jack knifed big rigs were reported about a half hour later.
At 3:11 AM PST (1/25/21), @chpmojave reported multiple big rigs stuck in snow on Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Loop at an elevation of around 3,600 feet. Accumulating snowfall over Kern County mountain passes today may cause road closures. #CAwx— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) January 25, 2021
Weather has shut down both directions of Interstate 5 over the Grapevine on Monday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the I-5 has been shut down between Grapevine Road and Highway 14.
Caltrans image of Interstate 5 near Lebec (Frazier Park) showing snow covered roads as storm crossed the area. Snow will continue to fall as the storm is still over the south end of the San Joaquin Valley and moving Southeast. CHP reporting Truck stuck in snow on Highway 58. pic.twitter.com/rB7rjQ3zIV— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) January 25, 2021
A SigAlert shows that there is snow and ice on the road, leading to the shutdown.
There is no estimated time for the I-5 to reopen.