UPDATE (March 2, 9:55 a.m.): Highway 58 reopened Thursday morning with CHP escorts, according to Caltrans.
Caltrans tweeted the highway reopened from Towerline Road to Exit 172 near Mojave just before 10 a.m.
Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and to keep extra space between vehicles as the highway remained slick.
UPDATE (March 2): Crews continue work Thursday morning to reopen Highway 58 through Tehachapi.
Caltrans District 9 tweeted conditions on Highway 58 were “looking good” but some icy spots remain.
Caltrans earlier said they expected to be able to reopen the Highway at around noon, but information or estimate was given.
Update (March 1): Due to worsening weather conditions over the Tehachapi Pass, Highway 58 is not expected to open today, according to Caltrans District 9.
Heavy snow, iced roads and whiteout conditions from wind gusts have cancelled out any chances of Highway 58 opening between Towerline Road and exit 172 near Mojave, Caltrans said.
Officials say there is a chance Highway 58 will likely open around noon Thursday.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) Highway 58 over the Tehachapi Pass is closed in both directions due to heavy snow and whiteout conditions, according to a tweet from Caltrans District 9.
Highway 58 is closed from Towerline Road through to exit 172 east of Mojave, the social media post said.
Wind are gusting around 33 miles per hour in the Tehachapi summit. Road conditions are hazardous and travel is not recommended unless there’s an emergency, according to National Weather Service Hanford.
We will update this story as more information is made available.