CASTAIC (CBS) — A storm that brought heavy rain, wind and snow Sunday prompted the closure of a long stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway through the Grapevine, a California Highway Patrol Officer said.
The closure, which started just north of Parker Road, was ordered at 7:09 p.m., said CHP Officer Krystal Carter.
No weather-related collisions were reported in the area, but weather precautions were being taken, Carter said.
Alternate routes include the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, which was experiencing extreme congestion.
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