Overnight Storm Brings Snow, Ice to Grapevine Area

Chains are required on several mountain roads after an overnight snow storm

Drivers were escorted through the Grapevine area of the 5 Freeway north of Los Angeles behind California Highway Patrol vehicles and tire chains are required on several mountain roads early Monday after ice and snow blanketed roads.

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An overnight storm brought snow to Frazier Park, prompting CHP escorts through the Grapevine area that began at about midnight.  The escorts continued until 3 a.m., then began again at about 5 a.m. before road conditions improved late Monday morning.

"Snow is falling and sticking again on I-5 over the Grapevine summit," the CHP Central Division tweeted early Monday.

Temperatures were in the mid-20s at about 5 a.m. Monday in the Gorman area, where high wind advisories are in effect.

"It looks like the worst of the rain and snow has moved east," said NBC4 forecaster Elita Loresca. "We're going to replace the rain and snow with wind today. Even some of our valleys are looking at damaging winds today."

Gusts might top 60 mph in mountain areas. Expect gusts up to 45 mph on the coast.

A map of where chains are required can be found here. Click on Chain Control Map.

Temperatures are forecast to be about five to 10 degrees warmer than Sunday across the region. Coastal temperatures might climb to the high-60s Tuesday and 70s for metro Los Angeles. 

A cold storm system is expected to move into the region late Thursday.


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