I-5 at Grapevine reopens after drivers stranded for hours in snow

The California Highway Patrol reopened a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles that was closed for hours by snow as a Pacific storm roared through the area.

Dozens of cars were stranded Monday because of ice and blowing snow in the Grapevine, a high pass on one of the major routes between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

As evening fell, CHP cars began escorting the trapped vehicles out and after nightfall reopened both sides of the north-south route.

Rain fell in other areas of Southern California and another storm was expected Tuesday, and fear of possible mudslides has prompted evacuation orders for some wildfire burn areas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.