CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — A series of mud and rock slides in the Castaic area have closed several major roads, officials said Sunday evening.
A SIG Alert has been issued for the northbound 5 Freeway from Parker Road to Fort Tejon, through the Grapevine, an area estimated by the CHP as about 40 miles.
The alert was called just after 7:20 p.m.
All onramp and offramp exits at Parker were closed for hours due to rock slides.
Residents in the area said several roads have been covered in mud and debris.
The 5 was backed up for miles. CBS2’s Rebecca Ferriter reported that at one point it took her about one hour to go one mile.
As of 11:15 p.m., CHP told CBS2/KCAL9 that all lanes of the 5 Freeway were being re-opened.
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