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Heavy snow, rain blankets areas of Kern County

Posted at 12:32 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 15:32:54-05

A winter storm passed through Bakersfield last night - and it brought snow, rain and high winds in some areas. 

While higher elevations were hit with snow and gusty winds - rain mud and debris shut down northbound I-5 last night. 

Just before 7:30 P.M. CHP issued a sig-alert diverting all drivers to turn around and head southbound on I-5. 

According to Caltrans all lanes re-opened at 11:45 last night. 

This time of year is always unpredictable. Be cautious while driving, wear several layers of clothing and check the weather and road conditions before heading out.