Road Closures

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Re: Road Closures

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:50 am

So far I haven't heard of anyone actually receiving a ticket or fine for driving Wildrose Road, but technically driving through a road closed sign is an infraction that could result in the issuance of some kind of citation. At this point it would seem that giving someone a ticket would be unreasonable since the county should have fixed the road a long, long, long time ago. It seems the county has failed to live up to its responsibility and should put a proceed at your own risk sign up instead of a road closed sign.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby mrfish » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:22 am

What I've heard is that this most recent rain on Sunday and Monday caused some flooding, but nothing extensive in terms of damage. Has anyone come across or heard about any roads that are still closed? A lot of people are likely to be visiting the area in upcoming weeks and I know of a few myself who hope to visit some places pretty far off the beaten path and so I'm hoping for their sake that the local roads are open and in good shape.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby BoraxBill » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:12 am

I haven't got out and checked myself, but from what I've heard there wasn't much damage caused by the last storm. All roads that were open are supposed to still be open as of last weekend according to my source. There are some rough spots that didn't exist before, but nothing that a well-equipped 4x4 can't handle.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:23 pm

Latest update from Hwy 58 closure
Lots of mud closing down a section of highway somewhere down near California City.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby sandman » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:40 am

Highway 58 closure affecting local businesses
Crews are working hard to reopen the highway, but there's a ton of dirt and debris to remove.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby ergot » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:25 pm

178 closed at mouth of canyon
This appears to be at the Bakersfield end of route 178, but it's still 178 and so it's locally relevant at least to some extent.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby mrfish » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:34 am

I've heard from a number of sources that the switchbacks up to South Park Canyon in the Panamints are in really bad shape. Reports are that in a couple places the road is extremely narrow with a likely tumble down a steep slope should a tire slip off the road. Sounds pretty dicey to me, but you know how reports can get exaggerated. But if you're headed that way make sure you bring a shovel and are ready to stack rocks and that sort of thing. Good luck!
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Re: Road Closures

Postby dilbert » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:15 pm

Why Is America's Infrastructure Collapsing?
Not so much just local roads, but roads in general all across the nation.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby CrustyOldFart » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:45 am

HWY 178 closed due to safety concerns
Rock slides between Bakersfield and Lake Isabella.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby BoraxBill » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:15 pm

Highway 58 reopens, Tehachapi residents enjoy a snow day
A little bit of a delay caused by the snow storm for some people in the southern Sierras.
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