The California Department of Transportation has announced an emergency full freeway closure Tuesday night of northbound and southbound State Route 99 between just south of State Route 119 (Panama Road/Taft Highway) and Houghton Road, near Alameda, south of the Bakersfield city limits in Kern County.
This closure is necessary to allow PG&E to repair overhead power lines over State Route 99 that were damage earlier today leaving many homes in the area without power.
The closure will take place from 9 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m. Closures may continue for longer periods of time if necessary.
Detours will be in place to direct motorists around around the closure.
If you can, you are advised to avoid the area.
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