NEWS UPDATE: Hwy. 166 reopens at Hwy. 101

Highway 166 reopened this afternoon after being closed for about three hours when a backhoe hit a gas line, according to a CHP traffic information website.

The highway was closed about 2:15 p.m. at Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County and Highway 33 in Kern County, according to the CHP website.

The closure increased traffic along the Highway 101 corridor and slowed traffic through San Luis Obispo County.