Whitmore Grove/Briceland Road–Amazing Photos
UPDATE: The road is closed now. Take the alternate route over the Old Briceland Road.
Kim Sallaway (see here for his incredible photos of Humboldt and beyond) took these amazing shots today of Briceland Road at Whitmore Grove. The slipout there is affecting residents of Briceland, Whitethorn, Shelter Cove and other points west of Redway. Last night the road was closed from 7pm til almost 8 this morning according to residents who live near there. Drivers were rerouted over the narrow Old Briceland Rd pass the airport and winding out to Briceland itself. Today, crews are putting riprap (in this case huge boulders) in, dealing with the log jam, and shoring up the road. Reports from KMUD say, “State Parks working on Briceland Rd thru Whitemore Grove now, says they won’t close rd. again, putting up lights.”
According to commentor Longwind, “The flagger I chatted with this morning said Parks had emergency funding for jobs like this so it’ll get done expeditiously–but they didn’t have enough working radios yet, etc. It’s definitely a scramble right now. They’re digging out mudbank and dumping in riprap now.” Hopefully, traffic will be back to normal soon.
The photos below show some amazing work being done: