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Hwy. 223 from Hwy. 58 reopens after being closed due to a mudslide

Posted at 4:17 AM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 17:37:28-04

Highway 223 at Highway 58 has reopened after being closed due to a mudslide Friday morning.

Caltrans said the roadway reopened around 2:30 p.m. after being closed for several hours.

CHP reported the mudslide was about three or four miles from the National Cemetery. Officers said at least one car and several big rigs were stuck on the eastbound side in the debris and mud.

Caltrans officials tell 23ABC that there have been multiple mudslides reported along the 223.

Pete de Los Santos with the Bakersfield National Cemetery told 23ABC that all services scheduled for Friday will still be taking place. When arriving in the blocked area, tell CHP or Caltrans that you are attending the services and they will let you through.