Hwy 178 closed due to rock slide in the canyon

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Highway 178 closed

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Update: As of 9:54 a.m. Wednesday, California High Patrol and Kern County Sheriff’s Office crews have removed the boulder blocking Highway 178 in the canyon.

People that have been stuck in the canyon since 6 a.m. have been able to get out.

Caltrans is in the process of clearing and repairing the roads and are expecting to reopen the route soon.

Reports said the boulder was the size of a car.

The California Highway Patrol is in the process of closing Highway 178 is in both direction through the canyon.

Highway 178 is closing due to a rockslide in the canyon and is asking for drivers to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

This is a developing story, we will update as more information becomes available.

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