L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Snow, ice shut down Interstate 5 over Grapevine

The California Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 5 over the Grapevine on Thursday morning because of snow and icy conditions.

The agency announced about 5 a.m. that snow was making the road slick, prompting officers to pace vehicles along the route. About 7:30 a.m., CHP announced the closure.

"Due to snow and icy conditions I-5 over the Grapevine is closed until conditions improve," CHP's Central Division tweeted.

A cold front from Canada settled in Southern California on Thursday, bringing snow flurries and low temperatures that forecasters said should stick around for days.

Temperatures were expected to stay in the 50s across much of the region on Thursday, warming slightly throughout the day but staying chilly, said meteorologist Cathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The front also brought strong winds and scattered rain showers; snow levels were predicted to drop as low as 2,000 feet.

ALSO:

Jimmy Kimmel invited to Humboldt State after pot jokes

Junior Seau had brain disease at time of suicide, tests show

Boy kills neo-Nazi dad: Protecting family or premeditated murder?

— Kate Mather

Follow Kate Mather on Twitter or Google+.

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: