20 car pile up closes 99 South
On November 2nd, a dust storm caused driving conditions to be very poor. This would eventually cause a 20 car pile up on the Southbound 99. Some motorists originally estimated that there were over 70 cars involved.
It was reported that a resident of Bakersfield received a phone call from a friend that was trapped in her car under an eighteen wheeler.
Fortunately nobody was injured in the chaos, and southbound 99 was opened just a few hours later.