Grapevine California lockdown – As a result of the snowfall, the Interstate 5 Freeway will be closed through the Grapevine until the morning of Friday. At the Parker Road intersection in Castaic, the Grapevine’s northbound lanes have been closed. There is already a backup of traffic that stretches for miles to the south. In Lebec, the lanes going south have been closed. There was no estimation regarding when the roads would become accessible again.
Tina Patel was told by an officer with the California Highway Patrol that motorists should stay away from the area until at least Saturday night. On Friday afternoon, The Grapevine remained closed for business. At a roadblock in Castaic, motorists are being forced to make a U-turn and are being rerouted onto the southbound lanes. It was reported that even large trucks were having trouble getting out at the top in Lebec, where there was a foot or more of snow in some areas.
It was reported that even large trucks were having trouble getting out at the top in Lebec, where there was a foot or more of snow in some areas. “The weather conditions are quite hazardous in the far north. There is a significant amount of snow and ice present, and visibility is not great at all up there “officer Joshua Greengard of the CHP’s Newhall office said.
“There is heavy rain falling in the Castaic area right now, and it is just a little bit difficult for motorists to try to get through there right now,” said the weather reporter. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) advises motorists to take the 101 Freeway if they are unable to postpone their trip and must travel either north or south. The closures started at about 1:30 in the morning on Friday. Officers with the California Highway Patrol had been escorting vehicles prior to the closure of all lanes.