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.
We are no longer escorting over the #Grapevine. Please driver carelfully.— CHP Fort Tejon (@CHPFortTejon) December 30, 2019
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.