UPDATE: Eastbound Highway 178 has reopened, westbound still closed

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UPDATE: Eastbound 178 reopened at about 11:40 p.m., according to the CHP. Westbound 178 remains closed.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Highway 178 has been closed through the Kern River Canyon due to rockslides following Friday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

Both directions of 178 were closed at 8:28 p.m., roughly 10 minutes after the quake, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Caltrans is en route to assess the damage.

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