Interstate 5 Reopens in Grapevine with CHP Escorts

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Interstate 5 at the Grapevine was reopened Saturday afternoon to slow-moving traffic after a sweeping winter storm dumped snow on California’s main north-south artery, temporarily shutting the roadway.

Traffic backed up for several miles on Interstate 5, Castaic, Dec. 7, 2013 (Credit: Shari Odell)

California Highway Patrol officers took turns escorting dozens of cars at a time on Interstate 5 over the Tejon Pass, traveling no faster than 35 mph in some cases, said CHP Officer Eric Priessman.

Highway 58 through the Tehachapi Pass was also reopened Saturday afternoon.

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