Highway 178 at Kern Canyon reopens after weather-related closure

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-21 20:29:14-05

A portion of Highway 178 at the Kern Canyon reopened Saturday evening after weather forced the closure on Friday.

Rain and rock slides caused the closure of the canyon highway on Friday, and it remained closed through Friday night and into Saturday afternoon.

CalTrans crews were on scene at 7 this morning and worked through the day. The highway reopened to travelers just before 5:30 p.m.