(KFSN) — UPDATE – Interstate-5 over the Grapevine is now open from both sides, authorities said.
The southbound lanes opened early on Monday morning.
Interstate 5 over the Grapevine is closed due to heavy snow and several traffic collisions, Caltrans reports.
Where does the grapevine start and end?
From Caltrans, “Most travelers think the portion of I-5 called the Grapevine begins at the north end of Castaic in the Santa Clarita Valley where the freeway begins a northerly climb at Parker Road — and where the California Highway Patrol closes the freeway when snow or icy conditions northward prohibit safe travel.
Why do they call i5 the grapevine?
Many people erroneously believe that the “Grapevine” got its name because the original 1915 highway had a series of “switchbacks” which allowed early vehicles to gain elevation as they climbed the grade heading from Bakersfield toward Los Angeles. The serpentine path resembled a giant grapevine.
How high is the grapevine?
Is Interstate 5 over the Grapevine open?
FRESNO, Calif. — Interstate-5 over the Grapevine is now open from both sides, authorities said. The southbound lanes opened early on Monday morning.
Is Interstate 5 closed in California?
The California Highway Patrol is currently closing Interstate 5 over the Grapevine due to heavy snow and ice and multiple crashes. All northbound lanes of the 5 are closed at Parker Road in Castaic, while southbound lanes are shut down at the base of the Grapevine, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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