Highway 99 south of Bakersfield to close tonight for PG&E repairs

The Fresno BeeJuly 1, 2014 

Highway 99 just south of Bakersfield will close in both directions Tuesday night from 9 to 9:30 p.m., the California Department of Transportation said.

Caltrans is closing the entire freeway between of Highway 119 and Houghton Road so that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can repair overhead power lines over Highway 99 that were damaged earlier Tuesday.

Detours will be available, but motorists should use an alternate route if possible. Closures may continue for longer periods due to unforeseen circumstances.

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