Mudslides, floods, snow shutdown major Southern California highway

Highway 5 is infamous.

For one, it’s kind of boring.

Secondly, the Grapevine is no one’s favorite stretch of road to drive.

The winding turns, steep inclines, and (often) heavy traffic make it more than a little unpleasant. But it got much, much worse.

According to ABC10 News, I-5 at the Grapevine had an even bigger problem.


Apparently, the winter storm that hit SoCal today brought with it a light dusting of snow. Driving conditions on the Grapevine are difficult enough.

You add to that slick conditions of snow and low visibility, and you have a recipe for disaster. Several crashes were reported.

It was so bad, the CHP shut down the highway completely for several hours, causing a ginormous backup onto I-5 in both directions.

The highway was eventually re-opened Thursday afternoon.

But that didn’t help all of the people stranded due to the shutdown.

And you thought Bay Area traffic was bad.

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