Southbound Hwy. 99 closed near Taft Highway due to police activity

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — All southbound lanes of Highway 99 are closed and traffic is being diverted at Taft Highway due to police activity, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Traffic is backed up and the department is urging motorists to avoid the area. Drivers can take an alternate route by going southbound on Union Avenue to southbound Hwy. 99.

It is uncertain at this time why officers are in the area. This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

All Southbound lanes of SR-99 are closed and are being diverted off at SR-119 due to police activity. Traffic is backed up, avoid the area. #TrafficAlert pic.twitter.com/mGC6NUYbNt

— CHP Bakersfield (@BakersfieldChp) June 24, 2021

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