All northbound lanes now open.— CHP Bakersfield (@BakersfieldChp) May 12, 2021
All southbound lanes of Highway 99 have been redirected to I-5 at State Route 166. It wasn't known how long it would remain closed.
All southbound lanes of SR99 are being diverted to I-5 at SR166.— CHP Bakersfield (@BakersfieldChp) May 12, 2021
Further information on the incident involving police was not immediately available.
CHP traffic cameras showed a long line of vehicles backed up on one side of the interstate. If you're driving in the area, you may want to take an alternate route.
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