Andrew Freeborn

Community Alert – Hwy 178 Closed Through Canyon

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.


For traffic information and road closure updates please visit, or the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

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