Another round of snow threatens Grapevine closure

CANYON COUNTRY, Calif (KABC) -- Another winter storm brought snow to the Grapevine area Monday, threatening a second closure of the 5 Freeway in less than a week.

The storm is forecast to bring heavy snow of 4 to 8 inches at snow levels as low as 2,500 to 3,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The California Highway Patrol was conducting escorts on Interstate 5 Monday morning, pacing drivers as light snow fell. The escorts ended just after 6:30 a.m., the CHP announced in a tweet.

The snow could significantly impact travel along the 5 Freeway, particularly over the Grapevine, the NWS said.

Travel on mountain roads including Interstate 5, 2 and 14 could become difficult or impossible, just as last week's storm proved.

A major snowstorm caused dangerous driving conditions through the Grapevine, shutting down the 5 Freeway for more than 36 hours beginning on Christmas.

Officials are warning drivers to take precautions and expect hazardous road conditions.
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