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All lanes are now open on I-5 on the Grapevine

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 21:25:51-05

CHP Fort Tejon is reporting that all lanes of I-5 on the Grapevine are now open, with traffic moving slowly. The Southbound direction is closed
(UPDATE: 5:41 p.m.)
According to Caltrans, the Northbound I-5 remains closed on Castaic, and traffic on the pass is slowly clearing out.

Southbound I-5 also remains closed as well on Grapevine Road.

Northbound I-5 remains closed in Castaic, traffic on the pass is slowly clearing out.
Southbound I-5 remains closed at Grapevine Road, traffic on the pass still stopped. Two big rigs and several passenger vehicles needing to be towed still.

— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) January 15, 2019

CHP Fort Tejon says that they hope to re-open all lanes of I-5 on the Grapevine tonight possibly around 7 p.m.
UPDATE (12:50 p.m.): According to the CHP, more than 100 cars are stuck on the Grapevine in the middle of snowy weather.

CHP Officer Jeff Burdick with the Fort Tejon office said the I-5 looks like a "parking lot".

He said CHP and Caltrans crews are working to get to everyone stuck in the snow.


All lanes of traffic on Interstate 5 have been shut down on The Grapevine on Monday.

According to the California Highway Patrol's Fort Tejon office, the southbound I-5 is shut down at Grapevine Road. The northbound I-5 is shut down at Parker Road.

There's no time estimate as to when The Grapevine will re-open.