UPDATE: I-5 at Grapevine preparing to reopen

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UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): Interstate 5 at the Grapevine is preparing to open, according to Caltrans.

The California Highway Patrol is in position to escort groups of vehicles over the Grapevine.

UPDATE (8:40 a.m.): The westbound Highway 138 connector to northbound Interstate 5 has been closed, according to Caltrans. The CHP is also urging motorists to stay off canyon roads. CHP Newhall said vehicles were stuck for hours Tuesday at Lake Hughes and Pine Canyon roads.

“Do not take canyon roads to bypass the closure,” CHP Newhall said on Facebook.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – (6:05 a.m.) – The Grapevine is in the process of closing due to weather, according to CHP. It is unknown when the road will reopen.

(5:00 a.m.) Traffic is being escorted over the Grapevine Wednesday morning.

Moderate snow and gusty winds are being reported in the area, according to Caltrans and CHP.

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