UPDATE (Feb. 11, 2019, 2:52 a.m.): CHP says all lanes of I-5 through the Grapevine are now open to drivers.
UPDATE (Feb. 11, 2019, 12:30 a.m.): CHP says officers are now escorting southbound traffic on I-5 through the Grapevine. Northbound traffic on I-5 in the Grapevine remains closed.
UPDATE (11:05 p.m.): CHP in Fort Tejon says CHP is hoping to reopen Interstate 5 by midnight. CHP says multiple agencies are working to clear Interstate 5 of remaining traffic in the Grapevine. Once roads are cleared, Caltrans would put a solution on the road to clear ice. Ice is reported from Gorman to Lebec.
UPDATE (9:05 p.m.): Interstate 5 at the Grapevine remains closed. CHP advises alternate routes — including Highways 14 and 58 — could close at any moment with little notice.
The Grapevine is still closed in both directions. Alternate routes will be heavily congested and could close with little to zero notice.— CHP Fort Tejon (@CHPFortTejon) February 11, 2019
UPDATE 6:45 p.m. CHP FORT TEJON SAYS THE GRAPEVINE IS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS BECAUSE OF SNOW. NO TIME FRAME FOR RE-OPENING.
The Grapevine is closed due to snow. We will keep you updated.— CHP Fort Tejon (@CHPFortTejon) February 11, 2019
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): Caltrans is using plows to clear I-5 at Fort Tejon. I-5 is open but drive carefully.
UPDATE (5 p.m.): Caltrans says snow is starting to stick on I-5 in the Grapevine, and CHP is pacing vehicles through. CHP in Bakersfield says traffic is being paced along Highway 58 too.
GRAPEVINE: Snow is starting to stick and CHP is now pacing. Please exercise caution in inclement weather and follow the pacing CHP vehicles. pic.twitter.com/klvYwZQNEn— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) February 11, 2019
3 p.m. weather update:
Previous story (3:42 p.m.):
A storm coming through Kern County has brought rain and snow to Bakersfield and surrrounding mountain communities.
On Sunday afternoon, at around 2:45 p.m., the CHP said officers were pacing traffic through the Grapevine and Highway 58. Major roadways remained open but snow was falling in mountain areas including the Grapevine.
The National Weather Service in Hanford said CHP had reported black ice in the Tejon Pass area.
Winter weather is impacting the Kern County mountains. Gusty winds will increase across the desert area. Please allow extra time if travelling I-5 or highway 58. #castorm #cawx #kerncounty pic.twitter.com/W5OI1ineA3— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) February 10, 2019
County road closures:
These are road closures announced by the county on Sunday because of weather-related conditions.
Banducci Road is closed between Alps Drive and Pellisier Road east of Stallion Springs.
Tehachapi Willow Springs Road between Highline Road to Cameron Road
Oak Creek Road between Tehachapi Willow Springs and the cement plant.
Cameron Road between Tehachapi Willow Springs Road to Highway 58.