Grapevine reopens as CHP escorts traffic in both directions

The California Highway Patrol has begun to open the 5 Freeway over the Grapevine as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The section of the freeway had been closed in both directions due to snow and ice for most of the day.

This comes as a winter storm slammed the Golden State, bringing gusty winds, heavy rain, snow to the mountain communities. 

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On Thursday morning, several weather advisories were in effect across the Southland including a Winter Weather Advisory and a Flash Flood Warning.

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