High Wind Warning Causes Travel Disruptions

Posted at 7:08 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 22:08:58-04

Windy conditions in the wake of a storm system that moved North of Kern County caused the National Weather Service to issue a High Wind Warning for the mountains and desert of Kern County through Tuesday evening at 11p.m

Meteorologist Mike Boyce spoke with numerous drivers, who were concerned about the poor driving conditions. A retired tractor trailer driver who was towing a recreational vehicle advised any drivers towing to take it slow, use your flashers, and allow extra driving distance. 

A CHP officer advised drivers to use the "4 second rule", especially during tricky and windy driving conditions. Once the vehicle driving ahead of you passes a stationary object on the roadway, your vehicle should not pass the same object for at least 4 seconds. This is a helpful safety tip to determine how much following distance you should allow yourself.