LEBEC, Calif. (FOX 11) - The 5 Freeway was back open Monday in the Grapevine area after snow and ice closed the roadway for several hours.
The freeway was reopened around 2:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said on Twitter.
All lanes of the Grapevine are now open.— CHP Fort Tejon (@CHPFortTejon) February 11, 2019
The freeway was closed just before 8 p.m. Sunday due to snow and freezing weather, Caltrans said. Both directions were closed from Santa Clarita to Bakersfield.
Crews worked for several hours to clear the highway for drivers.
⚠️GRAPEVINE ALERT: Interstate 5 is now 🚧CLOSED🚧 in both directions due to snow and freezing weather. @CaltransDist6 and @CaltransDist7 are working with our partners in the CHP to assess the safety of & to clear the highway. pic.twitter.com/TrvTxkzYB4— Caltrans HQ (@CaltransHQ) February 11, 2019
A Frost Advisory remained in effect through 8 a.m. Monday for area mountain communities.
The I-5 connects Southern California to the Central Valley.