Highway 99 traffic near Bakersfield backed up for hours due to severe weather

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The highway was closed due to a mudslide, downed power lines and several traffic accidents following a storm that passed through the area. (KFSN)

Hundreds of cars are at a complete standstill because both directions of Highway 99 are shut down just south of Bakersfield.

The highway was closed due to a mudslide, downed power lines and several traffic accidents following a storm that passed through the area.

CHP says the northbound portion of Highway 99 is expected to reopen in about around 9 p.m.
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