August 20, 2014- A semi truck accident closed two lanes of northbound Highway 99, in Kern County, on Wednesday. The big rig collision occurred in Bakersfield, at about 7 AM.
A tractor trailer loaded with grocery items was traveling north on Highway 99, north of State Route 166. For an unknown reason the semi truck overturned and spilled its cargo onto the two right lanes of the freeway.
The eastbound connector ramp for Highway 166 to Highway 99 was closed for two hours for cleanup and investigation.