BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A jackknife semi-truck on Highway 58 has traffic backed up in both directions Tuesday as a snowstorm moved through Kern County.
According to Caltrans District 9 the accident blocked both lanes of eastbound Highway 58 near Towerline Road and Exit 165 near Tehachapi. Eventually, crews closed both sides of Hwy 58.
As of 9:30 p.m., all lanes remain closed with no ETA on when they will be re-opened.
Caltrans crews are continuing their work clearing the jackknifed trucks off State Route 58 over Tehachapi Pass. We are currently waiting for tow truck services.— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) December 15, 2021
There is no ETO for when SR58 will reopen. We will post an update once we have more info.
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Westbound State Route 58 remains closed from SR 202 to Exit 165, but a tow truck has arrived on the scene to remove the jackknifed big rig.— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) December 15, 2021
There is still no estimated time for when the westbound lanes of SR 58 near @CityofTehachapi will reopen.
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UPDATE: Due to a jackknifed big rig blocking both lanes of eastbound State Route 58 near @CityofTehachapi, @Caltrans9 has closed State Route 58 in both directions from Towerline Road to Exit 165. Drivers should seek an alternative route. There is no ETO at this time. https://t.co/ASe7IwdB5F pic.twitter.com/DeNF3Hz6u3— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) December 15, 2021