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CHP reopens the SB-15 freeway through the Cajon Pass

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — The California Highway Patrol has reopened the southbound I-15 freeway at Ranchero Road Thursday night.

It’s been a long Thanksgiving holiday for those brave motorists who decided to travel through the Cajon Pass under a powerful winter storm advisory.

The second storm to move over our region here, packed a powerful punch that created chaos on the I-15 for most of the day.

The snow continued to fall and stick faster than the plows could work. By 7:24 pm, CHP requested a full freeway closure leaving people stranded in their vehicles for many hours.

The southbound lanes we’re reopened at 11:36 pm. Northbound traffic is flowing with no traffic.

Some motorists that spoke to VVNG said it took them between 4-7 hours to get home today. Many of those people, canceled thanksgiving plans and decided to turn back around to go home.

According to the latest weather forecasts, the last of the storm cells is expected to hit our area at 1:00 am when temperatures will be near 30 degrees.

CHP will continue to monitor the freeway and ensure conditions are safe for motorists to travel.

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