State Route 178 W Closed
KERN COUNTY – Due to inclement weather, Caltrans and the CHP have closed part of State Route 178 W in eastern Kern County. The highway is closed from just west of Weldon to the junction of State Route 14..
Caltrans will post updates on this closure to its social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.
This storm is expected to bring heavy amounts of snow and strong winds throughout the day and into the weekend. If you must travel, check the Caltrans website and Quickmap.dot.ca.gov before you get on the road. You can also call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).
Because visibility is limited and roads are slick, we ask that all drivers slow down and allow themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations safely. Caltrans also reminds drivers to move over for Caltrans crews, CHP, and other emergency vehicles. If you come across a snowplow on the highway, create enough space to keep yourself and our snowplow operators safe.
For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e., Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Bob Gossman at (760) 881-7145 or TTY 711.
(From Caltrans District 9)