UPDATE: Hwy. 178 at Kern River Canyon now back open

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UPDATE (12:08 p.m.): Highway 178 through the Canyon is in process of being opened, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said tractor-semis that are over 30 feet with kingpin to the rear axle are not advised to travel through the Canyon.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Highway 178 through the Kern River Canyon has been closed due to a non-injury crash involving a big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol.

There is no estimate at this time for when the highway will reopen. No additional details about the crash are currently available. This is a developing story.

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