Road Conditions in the Mountain Communities—All mountain roads open

  • [photo by Jeff Zimmerman]

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    [photo by Jeff Zimmerman]

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    [photo by Jeff Zimmerman]

GORMAN, CA (Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.)—Roads in the Mountain Communities are open, including the Grapevine, and no traffic incidents are reported at this time. Some roads are icy, so lowering driving speed in certain areas, such as Mil Potrero Highway, is strongly advised.

GORMAN, CA (Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at 4:58 p.m.)—According CHP’s Fort Tejon Office, everything on the Grapevine is clear at this moment with no traffic problems.

GORMAN, CA (Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at 9:50 a.m.)—CHP is pacing traffic over the summit on the Grapevine. Photo from Jeff Zimmerman

GORMAN, CA (Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.)—Photographer Jeff Zimmerman reports that snow plows are beginning to work Interstate 5 near Gorman as snow is starting to stick at the 4,000 foot level.

LEBEC, and Pine Mountain Club, CA (Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at 5:20 a.m.)—Drive slowly and carefully on icy local roads, which are open at this time.

LEBEC, and Pine Mountain Club, CA (Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 12:09 p.m.)— Mt. Pinos Road (the road that leads to the top of Mt. Pinos) is closed at the “Y” due to snow and ice conditions, according to Kern County Roads Department.

LEBEC, and Pine Mountain Club, CA (Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 9:15 a.m.)— To the north, off Interstate 5, Laval Road is being reported as flooded, at the Outlets at Tejon mall exit (east). To the west, the snow gate at the base of Mt. Pinos  (at the Mil Potrero ‘Y’) is closed.

FRAZIER PARK, LEBEC, CA (Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.)— Plows are out, but roads are more wet than snowy. Mil Potrero Highway is clear coming out of Pine Mountain Club—just drive slowly and carefully. Cuddy Valley Road and Frazier Mountain Park Road are clear into Frazier Park and Lebec. Interstate 5 over the Grapevine is open and clear. These roads are all likely to be wet, so please SLOW DOWN. Stay safe.

This is part of the February 1, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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