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.