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Accident involving semi-truck snarls traffic on Highway 58

Semi-Truck Accident, Tehachapi
Posted at 9:31 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 00:31:12-05

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.