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Powerful Storm Causes Temporary Grapevine Closure, Holiday Traffic Delays

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A powerful storm brought record rainfall to parts of Southern California and closed Interstate 5 in the Grapevine for hours because of snow.

The Grapevine was closed on Dec. 24, 2016 due to snow. (Credit:KTLA)

The Grapevine was closed on Dec. 24, 2016 due to snow. (Credit:KTLA)

The California Highway Patrol said the 5 was closed in both directions at Parker Road about 4:25 a.m.

Around 8 a.m., officers began escorting traffic through the area, CHP Officer Peter Nicholson said. As of 9:15 a.m. Saturday, they were continuing to escort vehicles northbound starting at Parker Road and southbound at Grapevine Road.

Traffic was moving at about 25 mph through the 40-mile stretch, Nicholson said.

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