Another round of snow threatens Grapevine closure

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Monday, December 30, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. -- Holiday travelers making their way between the Central Valley and southern California in the next couple of days could face a challenging journey.

A winter storm brought snow to the Grapevine area, threatening a second closure of the 5 Freeway in less than a week.

The California Highway Patrol conducted escorts on Interstate 5 for a few hours on Monday morning, pacing drivers as light snow fell.

The escorts ended just after 6:30 a.m., the CHP announced in a tweet.

A winter weather advisory is in effect along the Grapevine/I-5 until 4 p.m. Monday.

The snow could significantly impact travel along the 5 Freeway, in particular over the Grapevine, the NWS said.

A major snowstorm caused dangerous driving conditions through the Grapevine, shutting down the 5 Freeway for more than 36 hours beginning on Christmas.

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Officials are warning drivers to take precautions and expect hazardous road conditions.

However, the new system, that moved in late Sunday, is less severe that the snowstorm that came before.