GRAPEVINE (CBSLA.com) — The CHP had their hands full trying to keep drivers headed in the right direction, or sometimes in no direction at all for hours Saturday night closing the southbound 5 freeway at Grapevine road and northbound at Parker Road because of snow.

CBSLA’s Laurie Perez reported in the nasty weather for hours Saturday night where the area got hit with intense thick wet snow.

A winter storm bringing rain and cold temperatures to most of Los Angeles County also brought snow to the Grapevine area.

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“I thought I was moving out of Washington, apparently not,” one driver said. “It’s terrible nobody here knows how to drive in snow.”

Many drivers said the roads were slippery and authorities say as the temperature drops, conditions will get slicker. Drivers were urged to use caution when going to and from New Year’s Eve parties.

Earlier Perez reported from the Grapevine as the snow was coming down hard.

CBS2  meteorologist Amber Lee said the atmosphere would dry out for New Year’s celebrations and should be clear for the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, which will be held on Jan. 2 due to a never-on-Sunday rule.

 

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