CHP shuts Interstate 5 along the Grapevine for travelers heading north and south on Friday, March 8, 2013. NBC's Tena Ezzeddine reports.
A powerful winter storm dumped a large amount of snow and rain on Southern California Friday morning causing delays and closures for travelers.
California Highway Patrol closed traffic along northbound Interstate 5 at Castaic due to snow and low visibility.
Several big rigs were stuck along the major north-south truck route between Los Angeles and Central California.
There was no estimate on when the Grapevine section of the freeway will reopen, according to the California Highway Patrol.
In San Diego County, a big rig crash blocked the 47th off-ramp along northbound Interstate 805 early Friday.
Just before 2 a.m., a Quality Towing tow truck lost control on the wet roads and crashed into the guardrail, flipping over.
The driver was trapped inside for about 30 minutes until firefighters arrived to cut off the windshield to free him. He was rushed to an area hospital.
Around 4:30 a.m., there was another crash along northbound I-805. An overturned box truck was on its side when it was hit by another car. The exit lane for 43rd Street was blocked.
There was another report that the on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 from Friars Road was closed due to a crash and flooding.
A Fed Ex big rig, jackknifed on northbound I-5 just south of Via de la Valle before 6 a.m.