Icy Conditions Temporarily Cause Closure of 5 Freeway in Both Directions Through Grapevine

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The Grapevine was temporarily closed in both directions Monday morning due to icy road conditions from a weekend storm that dropped rain and snow across Southern California.

A blanket of snowcovers the mountains near Gorman. The 5 Freeway near the Grapevine was re-opened Monday morning, February 01,2016, after CHP closed it due to icy road conditions earlier. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A blanket of snow covers the mountains near Gorman. The 5 Freeway near the Grapevine was re-opened Monday morning, Feb. 01, 2016, after CHP closed it due to icy road conditions earlier. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shut down at Parker Road in Castaic about 4:45 a.m., according the California Highway Patrol's incident log.

Earlier, the southbound lanes at Grapevine Road in Kern County had to be closed because of the dangerous conditions.

Heavy snow fell in the area Sunday and light flurries continued Monday morning.

The northbound lanes at Parker Road were reopened at 6 a.m. with traffic being escorted, according to the CHP. About 45 minutes later, CHP told KTLA that escorts were being conducted for southbound traffic as well.

Snow levels from Sunday's storm dropped to 2,500 feet, but Monday's early morning snow flurries were expected to quickly taper off to nothing, the National Weather Service stated on their website.

Gusty winds were likely to continue Monday as high pressure takes hold of the region, bringing clearer skies and a gradual warming trend through next weekend, according to the weather service.

KTLA's Geoff Peters contributed to this story.