highway 58 closed from Mojave to Bakersfield

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  1. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    It was the first blizzard warning for the Southern California mountains since 1989.
    Halloran Summit and Mountain Pass are both over 4,000 feet. I would expect it out there. I'd like to see it sometime with the snow on all the Joshua Trees.
     
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  3. The Railsplitter

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    Friend & I used to go on climbing trips to Joshua Tree in February, and there'd be snow & ice up there at times, but that was between 4000' and 5000' elevation, at the "high end" of the park. Highest point pushes 6000', but we'd usually hang out in Hidden Valley and use it as a base for high desert recons & climbing missions. Ryan Mountain had a great panoramic view of that whole end of the park. Daytime temps in February are good for climbing, but nights are freezing, lol. :confused:

    As for Tehachapi, I've seen snow up there in winter, but I don't recollect it ever being that deep... o_O
     
  4. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    This storm was so potent that San Francisco and san jose both got some snow..this has been one crazy storm..
     
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    They will let you chain. Sometimes even REQUIRE you to chain: Truck Chain Requirements | Caltrans
     
  6. JC1971

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    In Southern California? I've never heard of anyone being allowed to chain to get over the Grapevine. If it's that bad, they just close it as far as I know.
     
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  7. Sixela918

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    Anybody got a guess on when they might re-open ca58? Or i5? Trying to get to Bakersfield
     
  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Road Conditions
     
  9. Sixela918

    Sixela918 Light Load Member

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    Yeah I already checked that.. Thank you though.
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That shows the only closure to be west of I 5. Don't see anything east of Bakersfield. Not on the CHP site either.
    CHP Traffic
     
  11. Sixela918

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    Thank you for that. I saw it said CA 58 was closed and Google maps is showing it closed at several places between Mojave and Tehachapi. So can anyone confirm that it is open to Bakersfield
     
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