Hwy 178 back open through canyon after rockslide

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Highway 178 closure

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Highway 178 through the canyon has reopened after a rockslide blocked and damaged the roadway Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Eastbound traffic was shut at the mouth of the canyon, according to CHP. Westbound traffic was also closed.

The rockslide happened between mile marker 19 and mile marker 21, according to CHP. The rockslide caused damage to the roadway and has been repaired.

Highway 178 was closed for a few hours to finish repairs on the roadway, according to CHP.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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