20-car crash snarls traffic on Highway 99 near Bakersfield

Firefighters and paramedics tend to people who suffered minor injuries in a multiple-car crash on Highway 99 near Bakersfield on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (Photo courtesy Kern County Fire Department)

A multiple-car crash temporarily shut down several lanes of State Route 99 near Bakersfield Monday afternoon.

The 20-car crash happened shortly after noon just a few miles south of State Route 223 as winds from a storm blew up dust, creating low visibility.

Two of the three lanes on the highway were closed and traffic was backed up for about three miles.

No one was seriously injured in the crash, and five people suffered minor injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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