BAKERSFIELD (CBS SF) — New Year’s Eve was a traffic nightmare for drivers hoping to get to or from Southern California on California’s main artery.
All lanes were closed for several hours in both directions of Interstate 5 in the Grapevine area north of Los Angeles because of snow.READ MORE: Bicyclist Critically Hurt After Being Hit By Vehicle In Lafayette
At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Caltrans District 6 tweeted, “The Grapevine has re-opened with CHP escorting traffic. Drive with care and patience. Happy New Year!”
Overnight, the California Highway Patrol escorted motorists through the snow on both northbound and southbound lanes.READ MORE: Warriors Name Brandon Schneider Team President, COO To Succeed Hall-Of-Famer Rick Welts
The National Weather Service says between 3 and 6 inches of snow are forecast for the Grapevine and other high areas in Kern County.
Meantime, in San Diego County, officials with the Department of Public Works say several streets have been closed because of flooding.MORE NEWS: Former Sebastopol Mayor Appears In Court After Arrest For Alleged Child Sexual Assault
Southern California is capping off the year with rain and snow as the second of two weekend storms moved through Saturday.