BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Saturday evening, an emergency closure of all lanes of Hwy 178 through the Kern Canyon was announced. The following information was provided by Bakersfield CHP, “SR-178 is closed through Kern Canyon between Bakersfield and Lake Isabella. There is no estimated time or date of reopening. The recommended detour is SR-58 to SR-14 to SR-178.”
In addition to the detour information provided, high profile vehicles and trucks towing trailers are discouraged from seeking an alternate route through Caliente Rd.