Highway 58 closed to all vehicles
The Highway Patrol is closing Highway 58 between east Bakersfield and Mojave because of high winds.
The closure bans all vehicles from using the freeway between Towerline Road and Highway 395.
There are reports of winds in excess of 80 mph in many areas of eastern Kern County.
There was no estimate when the highway would be reopened.
That closure, announced at about 9 a.m. Thursday, was just the latest.
In addition, high profile vehicles are banned from a number of east Kern highways. The closure bans big-rig trucks, recreational vehicles, van-type trucks, and any other vehicles susceptible to being overturned by high winds.
That restriction applies to:
Highway 14 between Mojave and Ridgecrest.
Highway 395 between Highway 58 and Highway 138.