UPDATE (12:00 p.m.): Interstate 5 through the Grapevine is now open in both directions, according to the California Highway Patrol.
UPDATE (10:58 a.m.): The California Highway Patrol announced they are preparing to open the Grapevine on Interstate 5.
UPDATE (1/26/21 10 a.m.): Interstate 5 is expected to open in a few hours due to rising temperatures and sunshine warming up the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP said 90% of the freeway has been de-iced and sanded.
UPDATE (3:00 p.m.): Interstate 5 is closed in both directions through the Grapevine, according to the CHP Traffic Incident website.
Crews are also working on clearing several vehicles from the roadway on the pass, according to the California Highway Patrol. There is no estimated time of open at this time.
UPDATE (12:19 p.m.): The California Highway Patrol has announced it is preparing to escort traffic in both directions over the Grapevine on Interstate 5.
UPDATE (9:04 a.m.): The National Weather Service in Hanford has posted a video on social media showing livecam footage from Caltrans of an empty I-5 at Frazier Park Road.
UPDATE: (7:40 a.m.): The California Highway Patrol said Interstate 5 at the Grapevine is still closed due to snow and ice and isn’t likely to reopen anytime soon.
The department said there is currently no estimate for reopening, as the roadway remains very icy and more rain and snow could be coming later this morning. The only available detour route for those heading south out of Kern County is westbound Highway 166, according to Caltrans.
SR-58 through the Tehachapi’s is closed in both directions due to snow and ice. Eastbound SR58 is closed at Towerline Rd. I-5 over the Grapevine still closed as well in both directions due to snow and ice. #snowflake #roadclosure— CHP Bakersfield (@BakersfieldChp) January 25, 2021
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (1/25/21) – Interstate 5 is closed through the Grapevine due to snow, according to Caltrans.
The California Highway Patrol was escorting traffic over the Grapevine around 2:15 a.m. Monday morning but has since closed the road. It is unknown when the roadway will reopen.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.