Snow prompts Monday morning closure on Grapevine

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Interstate 5 through the Grapevine was closed due to snow Monday morning as Southern California was hit by the latest in a series of storms that could cause mudslides later this week.

Heavy snow was falling in the Grapevine, prompting the California Highway Patrol to close the north-south route and escort remaining vehicles. It’s unclear when the freeway will reopen.

Snow levels are expected to drop as low as 1,500 feet, with 1 to 3 inches in the Antelope Valley foothills and a dusting possible in the Santa Clarita Valley. Forecasters were calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow along mountain passes and up to 8 inches at higher elevations.

Strong winds are expected along the coast in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph, and in the Antelope Valley, with gusts potentially exceeding 60 mph.

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