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Grapevine on Interstate 5 closed due to snow, ice

March 8, 2013 |  5:40 am

A stretch of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine remained closed Friday morning because of snow and ice on the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said.

Traffic logs indicated both directions of the freeway were closed about 2 a.m. As of 5:15 a.m., the CHP said it was not clear when the roadway would reopen.

Southern California saw rain and snow overnight as a late-winter storm moved across the region. Snow levels dropped as low as 3,000 feet, and there were reports of accumulation in mountain and foothill areas, said Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

A winter storm warning was in effect for mountain areas until 10 p.m. Friday, Thompson said. The showers were expected to taper off throughout the day, but the weather service warned that precipitation could linger over the Grapevine into Saturday.

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