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I-5 over Grapevine closed due to snow

I-5 over Grapevine north of Los Angeles closed due to snow By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' The California Highway Patrol says Interstate 5 through the Grapevine area north of Los Angeles has been closed because of heavy snow.

The CHP says the main highway between Southern and Central California was closed late Friday northbound at Parker Road and southbound at Smokey Bear Road.

There's no estimate on when it will reopen.

The area has been pounded throughout the day by a powerful spring storm that brought thunderstorms, hail, and fierce winds.

The National Weather Service says downtown Los Angeles received nearly inch of rainfall on Friday, breaking the old record of 0.29 inches set in 1956.

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