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I-5 Reopens After Weather Closure Strands Travelers

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CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — The Grapvine section of Interstate 5 reopened Friday morning after a weather closure stranded thousands of people overnight.

The freeway was shut down from Parker Road to Grapevine Road around 4 p.m. Thursday because of heavy snow, ice and numerous accidents.

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“We’re extremely cold . . . and it’s like, freezing. We’re all bundled up back here,” stranded traveler Steven Rodriguez said.

The California Highway Patrol reopened the southbound lanes just before 8 a.m. Drivers were escorted along northbound lanes at 9 a.m. The freeway was completely reopened with unrestricted access around 9:30 a.m.

Freezing temperatures and ice on the roadway prevented the CHP from opening the roadway earlier.

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