BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Damage to the roadway along Highway 178 forced a closure of part of the highway Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans.

Officials said the road was closed Saturday afternoon between the mouth of the canyon in Bakersfield to Lake Isabella. There is no estimate for reopening, CHP said.

The portion of the damaged road sits just feet from the Kern River. Outflow from the river was measured at around 7,300 cubic feet per second at around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Motorists are urged to use alternate routes. Highway 155 remains closed due to road damage from storms earlier this year, Caltrans said.

The recommended detour heading east is Highway 58 to Highway 14 to Highway 178, CHP said.

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