TEHACHAPI – Due to vehicle spinouts, jackknifed big rigs, and multiple vehicle collisions, Caltrans and the CHP have closed State Route 58 over Tehachapi Pass in eastern Kern County. The highway is closed from Towerline Road east of Bakersfield to Exit 165 north of Mojave. State Route 178 is open as a detour around the closure, though drivers should be prepared for chain control restrictions as the storm continues to move through the area.
Before you leave home, check Quickmap.dot.ca.gov to get the latest on road conditions, including chain control restrictions. You can also call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).
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)