TEHACHAPI – Due to multiple traffic incidents, 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.

Caltrans will post updates on this closure to its social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.

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).