Avenal Boxing Club gets stranded on south side of Grapevine due to closure

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Crews were working frantically to clear the Interstate 5 through the Grapevine after it was shut down Sunday night, leaving thousands of drivers stranded.

Just before midnight, the southbound side was reopened, with California Highway Patrol running escorts for drivers.

However, as of 10 a.m. Monday, the northbound side was still closed due to ice beginning at Parker Road in Castaic. Caltrans was hoping to have it reopened sometime Monday morning.

Valley residents driving to and from Southern California were also effected by the Grapevine’s closure. 

The Avenal Boxing Club was stranded in Castaic by the closure and were waiting for northbound lanes of the I-5 to reopen.

Highway 138 was shut down in both directions at Quail Lake Road just east of the I-5 near Gorman due to a crash. It was expected to remain closed through the morning.

The freeway through the Tejon Pass was fully shut down at around 6 p.m. Sunday due to several collisions caused by snow.

Area hotels in and around Lebec Sunday night quickly filled up to capacity with stranded travelers.

The National Weather Service reported that up to 4 inches of snow fell in the Grapevine Sunday.

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