BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Interstate 5 is now open with California Highway Patrol units from Fort Tejon and Newhall divisions conducting escorts as of about 1:19 p.m. Sunday.

However, drivers are advised to stay in line, follow traffic safely and avoid speeding due to the roads still being wet and slick.

Snow and icy conditions have forced a closure of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine and into Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Just after 2 a.m., CHP in Fort Tejon said northbound and southbound lanes closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall and ice buildup on the roadway. Motorists were turned around back onto northbound I-5 just south of Grapevine Road.

As of Saturday evening, CHP said the I-5 will remain closed throughout the night but plan on reopening the freeway at 11 a.m. barring any other weather related delays.

As of Sunday morning, CHP Fort Tejon tweeted this:

Due to a significant amount of ice build up on the roadway the Grapevine will remain closed. Crews are working hard to clear the ice and make the roadway safe for travel.  We are hoping to reopen the Grapevine sometime this afternoon.  Please be patient.

CHP Fort Tejon Twitter page