Caltrans: Area of Hwy. 58 reopens after closure due to snow

Posted at 8:20 AM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 10:38:46-05

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE: After an overnight closure due to snow and ice, State Road 58 is back open after being first shut down Tuesday evening when a winter storm caused road conditions to become dangerous.

Travelers were forced to stay put in their cars overnight as Caltrans and CHP crews worked to clear the roads. The line of travelers waiting to move spanned for miles and one truck driver said his commute took much longer than he expected.

“You know this is part of your job so they day before yesterday I was coming from Calgary Alberta on the Route 80 and there was snow, and we were stuck there about 16 hours yesterday the day before yesterday,” said a Canadian truck driver.

According to Caltrans, State Road 58 has now reopened and advises travelers to give enough time to reach your destination, keep your distance between the car in front of you, and drive slowly.