Snow Swamps Mojave-Bakersfield Route in California

Wind, snow and ice were creating treacherous driving conditions and prompted multiple road closures near Bakersfield and Mojave in Kern County, California, on Wednesday, March 1, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Mojave said the closed routes included a 50-mile section of SR-58 between Mojave and Bakersfield, through the Tehachapi Mountains, an 80-mile section of Interstate 5 between Bakersfield and Santa Clarita, and a 30-mile stretch of SR-178 between Weldon and SR-14 near Inyokern.

This footage from the Tehachapi Police Department shows conditions on SR-58 between Mojave and Tehachapi. Credit: Tehachapi Police via Storyful

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