Caltrans: State Route 58 Closed

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KERN COUNTY- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the closure of State Route 58 from Towerline Road in Arvin to Exit 165 between Tehachapi and Mojave, due to snow. Caltrans advises there is no estimated time of reopening, travelers should seek an alternate route.

Winter Driving Tips

Caltrans reminds drivers, when driving in winter conditions, to always carry chains. Keep a full tank of gas, carry blankets, water, food, a shovel, gloves, a flashlight, and sand or kitty litter to provide traction in case your vehicle becomes stuck. The traveling public is advised to drastically slow down and proceed with caution.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).