Dangerous high winds made roads very dangerous for holiday commuters

A blast of winter weather on the Grapevine overnight made for a white Christmas, but high winds made roads very dangerous for holiday commuters.

Driver near Tehachapi were hammered with sleet and snow and frigid temperatures had folks bundling up.

The cold combined with wind across the valleys made it almost unbearable for one family waiting in line to see Star Wars on Christmas night.

“I’m feeling kind of cold with my hands and my face,” one child said.  

“I expected it to rain actually, but I didn’t know it was going to be this cold,” mother, Yvette Bahena, said.

The wintry weather is expected to last through the weekend with a high wind warning in effect until 3 a.m. on Saturday morning across the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Ventura County valleys.

Officials said wind gusts could reach 60-miles per hour.

“These winds are no joke definitely,” passenger, Leon Williams, said.

Anyone hitting the road over the extended holiday weekend is advised to take it slow. 

“This is a high profile kind of car so it really feels the wind,” driver Tracey Williams, said. “I have to go real slow so it doesn’t happen to blow over.”

 

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