CalTrans: NB I-5 reopen after mudslide

Posted at 1:09 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 16:09:16-05

Update(11:45pm): NB I-5 is now open according to Caltrans. 

CHP officials received reports at about 6:28 p.m. Sunday of mud, water and rock debris on all lanes of Northbound I-5 just north of Fort Tejon Rd. 

Check out these amazing viewer submitted photos from Sunday's storm.

Before 7:30 p.m., Officials closed NB I-5 at Parker Rd. and issued a sig-alert.

Officials are forcing all Northbound traffic at Parker Road to turn around and head back south.

Here's how you get to Bakersfield if you're stuck in traffic and forced to turn around.


Jessica Harrington 23ABC gives us an update on the mudslide. CHP officials told her that all Northbound I-5 traffic is...

Posted by 23ABC Bakersfield on Sunday, December 13, 2015


According to the CHP Traffic website, water, mud and rocks are across all of the lanes. They also reported that a vehicle is stuck on the number 2 lane.


23ABC viewers sent photos and posted comments on social media saying they were stuck on the freeway.


23ABC viewer Julia Natali sent us this photo. She says traffic on NB I-5 has completely stopped. Officials have closed...

Posted by 23ABC Bakersfield on Sunday, December 13, 2015


NB I-5 CLOSED: 23ABC Viewer Denny Valley sent us this video of the mudslide on NB I-5. Officials have closed NB I-5 at Parker road after reports of mud, rocks and debris on the freeway. Stuck on the I-5? Send us your video and photos here and on turnto23.comSTORY:

Posted by 23ABC Bakersfield on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Back in October, a mudslide closed both parts of I-5 at that same area after a fall storm passed the area.

PICS: Videos and pictures from mudslides on Highway 58 and Interstate 5 in Kern County, California

These images look so fake, even though they're so real! And the 58 was completely ransacked with mud and debris that closed the pass for nearly a week as crews worked to free over 200 vehicles.