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Flooding causes delays on Highway 166 through Kern County

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 18:55:05-05

MARICOPA, Calif. — Highway 166 re-opened between Maricopa and Mettler Thursday afternoon, but Caltrans is warning more rain headed into Kern County could mean a closure once again.

Caltrans District 6 closed Highway 166 at Highway 33 Thursday just before Noon. Officials say major flooding in the area forced the closure in both directions.

They reopened the road around 3:30 p.m., but say just like the road flooded Thursday, rain expected Saturday through Monday could mean another closure.

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