Caltrans reopens roadway after winds and dust subside
Highway 119 is open again after being closed for more than six hours because of blowing dust.
The highway was closed between Highway 43 (Enos Lane) and I-5 from about 11:30 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.
The closure was near the site of a bliding dust storm two weeks ago that caused a multiple vehicle crash that killed three people on I-5 just north of Highway 119.
Today's dust storms came as part of a dry cold front moving through the area.
The National Weather Service had issued a blowing dust advisory for the Southern San Joaquin Valley through 11 p.m. tonight but said in a midafternoon update that the winds were easing.
Colder weather will follow in the wake of the winds with overnight lows dipping into the low 40s tonight and Wednesday.
Check taftmidwaydriller.com for updates on road conditions.