LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - The California Highway Patrol reopened a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles that was closed for hours by snow as a Pacific storm roared through the area.
Dozens of cars were stranded Monday because of ice and blowing snow in the Grapevine, a high pass on one of the major routes between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
View from SB lanes of I-5 at #Gorman. I-5 remains CLOSED in both directions, from NB at Parker Road and SB at Grapevine Road. Snow is sticking to roadway. @CaltransDist7 is using snowplows to clear roads but duration unknown. Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/DuyE0ITS8e— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) January 14, 2019
As evening fell, CHP cars began escorting the trapped vehicles out and after nightfall reopened both sides of the north-south route.
I-5 through the Grapevine is open in both directions. https://t.co/cxZ0jVPIRf— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) January 15, 2019
Rain fell in other areas of Southern California and another storm was expected Tuesday, and fear of possible mudslides has prompted evacuation orders for some wildfire burn areas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.