FRAZIER PARK, CA (Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.)—Caltrans has issued notice of an emergency closure of Highway 99 for tonight. See the following alert:
FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE
STATE ROUTE 99
SCHEDULED TONIGHT (July 1) AT 9:00 PM
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announces an emergency full freeway closure TONIGHT of northbound and southbound State Route 99 between just south of State Route 119 (Panama Road/Taft Highway) and Houghton Road, near Alameda, south of the Bakersfield city limits in Kern County. This closure is necessary to allow PG&E to repair overhead power lines over State Route 99, that were damage earlier today leaving many homes in the area without power.
FULL CLOSURE OF STATE ROUTE 99 will be as follows:
FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE of Northbound and Southbound State Route 99 between just south of State Route 119 (Panama Road/Taft Highway) and Houghton Road will be closed TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and approximately 9:30 p.m. Detours will be in place to direct motorists around closure.
Detours will be available, please pay close attention to directional signs. Commuters will experience delays and are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes.
Closures may continue for longer periods of time if necessary, due to delays caused by uncontrollable events that may occur during this emergency power line repair.
This is part of the June 27, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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