101 Closed North of Garberville

PHOTO UPDATE: By Eli DeVita

Photo Update from Brian Sargent

Photo UPDATE from Mark Lovelace taken by CHP Lieutenant Adam Jager:

UPDATE: 4:18 : More photos from Will Hurlbutt the rancher whose land  is swallowing 101. His son is the handsome young man in the first two photos.  The land has been in his family for generations. (I hear that if the contractor who will be working on this wants to dump the soil on the ranch then they’ll need a permit.  Apparently, the soil once it leaves its ranch, it needs a permit to call it home again.;>)


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UPDATE 3:46: So Humb Dist. Office says that there are only a handful of kids left at the school. They have a van to transport them if necessary. But not to worry “We will take care of them.”

UPDATE 2:45: Great photos from CHP here

UPDATE 2:29: According to the SoHumboldt Unified School Dist. Redway Elementary, South Fork High School, and Osprey Learning Center will be closed Thursday and Friday.

UPDATE 1:54: Remember, I want to caution folk who are not familiar with our area not to use the backroads and even those who are familiar to avoid them as they will get clogged rapidly and accidents may probably will happen. However, Dyerville Loop rd (see update 1:13) is now plowed and open to one way controlled traffic.  Please proceed with caution and only if absolutely necessary.  No big rigs allowed.

UPDATE 1:20: Times Standard’s take on this.

UPDATE 1:13: I want to caution folk who are not familiar with our area not to use the backroads and even those who are familiar to avoid them as they will get clogged rapidly and accidents may probably will happen.  However,  here is a link to an excellent site with alternative routes and the issues that may be involved with taking them.

UPDATE:11:54 Schools will send out plan via ALL CALL

UPDATE:11:51: KMUD has Great photos!

UPDATE: 11:23 CHP says 2 weeks closure.

UPDATE 11:19: County Roads has two snowplows going up Dyerville. One from each side but the road is officially closed and they have no estimated time of opening

UPDATE 11:05: Link for Big Rig operators.

UPDATE From CalTrans update

ROUTE 101 CLOSED NORTH OF GARBERVILLE DUE TO MUDSLIDE

Eureka  – Caltrans has announced that Route 101 in Southern Humboldt County
is  closed  due  to  a  large mudslide approximately one mile north of Dean
Creek.  Caltrans crews are currently onsite and assessing the situation.

No estimated time of opening is currently available.  Caltrans will issue
another update by 2:00 PM today.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.  For the most current road
information   on   all   State   highways,   please   call   1-800-427-7623
(1-800-GAS-ROAD) or visit www.dot.ca.gov.

______–

CHP has confirmed that 101 is closed North of Garberville due to a massive slide.  Caltrans and CHP are on site.  A CHP spokesperson said that it may be closed the rest of the day.

I’ll update as I get more news about the specific location.

UPDATE:  First reports are saying quarter mile  north of Dean Creek exit. 12-15 feet deep.

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  • Mail Ridge could be pretty nasty.

  • Mail Ridge could be pretty nasty.

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  • Kym,

    the slide happened right in front of the big rig my son Nate was driving! Check my blog for more info.

  • Kym,

    the slide happened right in front of the big rig my son Nate was driving! Check my blog for more info.

  • Dave – how about a link to your blog?

    So this is a slide onto the road rather than a slide out? I sure hope so.

  • Dave – how about a link to your blog?

    So this is a slide onto the road rather than a slide out? I sure hope so.

  • KMUD saying 2 weeks?… That seems unlikely.

  • KMUD saying 2 weeks?… That seems unlikely.

  • Yikes… Can folks get off the fwy and get to Phillipsville? or do they have to go around say. Fruitland Ridge? I would like to see some alternative routes being suggested.

    • This is all way south of P-Ville.

    • CHP is saying two weeks. Privately I’m hearing that 3 days they may be able to punch a road through.

      There is no good way around for most. There is some local ways that I’ve been asked not to publish yet because they are not good roads and they could get jammed by non locals etc. with accidents happening. I’m looking into publishing an alternate route as soon as possible. Dyerville Loop is closed due to snow though county has two snowplows en route one from each end. No estimated time of opening.

  • Yikes… Can folks get off the fwy and get to Phillipsville? or do they have to go around say. Fruitland Ridge? I would like to see some alternative routes being suggested.

    • This is all way south of P-Ville.

    • CHP is saying two weeks. Privately I’m hearing that 3 days they may be able to punch a road through.

      There is no good way around for most. There is some local ways that I’ve been asked not to publish yet because they are not good roads and they could get jammed by non locals etc. with accidents happening. I’m looking into publishing an alternate route as soon as possible. Dyerville Loop is closed due to snow though county has two snowplows en route one from each end. No estimated time of opening.

  • Kim,

    I know you hear this all the time….but YOU ROCK. You blog is always one of my favorite reads. I love that the information is real, researched, lacking gossip and panic and available for a quick check in on what is REALLY going on in So. Hum. Thank you and thanks to your family for sharing you with all us.

  • Kim,

    I know you hear this all the time….but YOU ROCK. You blog is always one of my favorite reads. I love that the information is real, researched, lacking gossip and panic and available for a quick check in on what is REALLY going on in So. Hum. Thank you and thanks to your family for sharing you with all us.

  • KMUD saying 2 weeks?… That seems unlikely.

    I think it’s like Scotty always did to Captain Kirk. He’d overestimate the time to stretch it out. “Captain, I need and hour’ to which the Captain replies, “You have 20 minutes” where he might only have been given 10.

  • KMUD saying 2 weeks?… That seems unlikely.

    I think it’s like Scotty always did to Captain Kirk. He’d overestimate the time to stretch it out. “Captain, I need and hour’ to which the Captain replies, “You have 20 minutes” where he might only have been given 10.

  • Excellent reporting as usual, Kym.
    Oh… I guess Dave is out and busy so…
    Dave’s blog is here.

  • I’ll bet this will bring in more business for the Garberville area, nothing like a bunch of trapped folks spending money at our local merchants ; )

    I wonder how this will effect UPS and Fedex shipments from Southern California?
    Normally packages go to Eureka first and them come down to the Garberville area.

    Thanks for keeping us updated Kym!

    • I called UPS they said they are still making plans but items are coming into Eureka thru 299 via Hwy5.

      Fedex recommends calling 1800 463 3339 ask for a rep. then ask for EKAA for info on your package. But they are definitely not delivering today;>

  • I’ll bet this will bring in more business for the Garberville area, nothing like a bunch of trapped folks spending money at our local merchants ; )

    I wonder how this will effect UPS and Fedex shipments from Southern California?
    Normally packages go to Eureka first and them come down to the Garberville area.

    Thanks for keeping us updated Kym!

    • I called UPS they said they are still making plans but items are coming into Eureka thru 299 via Hwy5.

      Fedex recommends calling 1800 463 3339 ask for a rep. then ask for EKAA for info on your package. But they are definitely not delivering today;>

  • Thanks for all your hard work Kym.

  • Thanks for all your hard work Kym.

  • Any word on the conditions on Dyerville Loop Road?

    • Last I heard open to one way controlled traffic.

      • Kym, we drove in on Dyerville Loop yesterday. It is open to local traffic only. There are some bad spots…mostly deep potholes on the Alderpoint end and several places where small failures due to drainage would make it a challenge for 2 vehicles to pass one another. 4 wheel/high clearance is a good idea. SLOW is a really good idea. Elk Creek Road (connects Dyerville Loop to the Avenue of the Giants has a SIGNIFICANT failure 1.5-2 miles up from the Ave. The lens of the road has failed and is down to 1 lane,very soft and currently maintained by gravel fill. I don’t recommend that at all. The oly other exit from Dyerville is down past McCann and through Founder’s Grove: steep, winding and mostly dirt. Not a good route.

  • Any word on the conditions on Dyerville Loop Road?

    • Last I heard open to one way controlled traffic.

      • Kym, we drove in on Dyerville Loop yesterday. It is open to local traffic only. There are some bad spots…mostly deep potholes on the Alderpoint end and several places where small failures due to drainage would make it a challenge for 2 vehicles to pass one another. 4 wheel/high clearance is a good idea. SLOW is a really good idea. Elk Creek Road (connects Dyerville Loop to the Avenue of the Giants has a SIGNIFICANT failure 1.5-2 miles up from the Ave. The lens of the road has failed and is down to 1 lane,very soft and currently maintained by gravel fill. I don’t recommend that at all. The oly other exit from Dyerville is down past McCann and through Founder’s Grove: steep, winding and mostly dirt. Not a good route.

  • Just wanting to get into the loop and get updates via email. Excellent reporting Kym.

  • Just wanting to get into the loop and get updates via email. Excellent reporting Kym.

  • kym~
    just wanted to say thank you for helping organize the sohum awareness site. i do not have a active facebook account but am able to read and see everything on that page. please let others know that they can view the page without having to join facebook. i hope you all continue to keep it public for those of us who are non-facebook users, as it is a great place to get information
    blessings!

    • I didn’t know I could view this SoHum awareness site until now as one of the few who doesn’t have Facebook. Thanks for your post letting me know, the site is brilliant.

    • alkp, I didn’t know that you didn’t have to be part of Facebook til you told me! I’m so glad it works like that. I’ve already been told that many of the agencies whose phones would be ringing off the hook have had much quieter days than they expected. I credit So Hum Awareness (and if I’m wrong, don’t tell me. It has made me happy all day;> )

      • you are very welcome skippy!

        kym- i personally think the sohum awareness site is why those phones haven’t been ringing so much. 🙂 i was relaying information that was posted on there to others… this is one reason why facebook and twitter are so great– they allow the quick transfer of information.

        so thank you again to you and the other creators for having the site public!

        i really do love this community. blessings~

        • SoHum Awareness site already has over 800 “friends.” Bobbi Wisby who came up with the idea and did the work of setting it up as well as providing info deserves a lot of credit as does Estelle Fennell who knows who to ask and how to word things to provide the most helpful information.

  • kym~
    just wanted to say thank you for helping organize the sohum awareness site. i do not have a active facebook account but am able to read and see everything on that page. please let others know that they can view the page without having to join facebook. i hope you all continue to keep it public for those of us who are non-facebook users, as it is a great place to get information
    blessings!

    • I didn’t know I could view this SoHum awareness site until now as one of the few who doesn’t have Facebook. Thanks for your post letting me know, the site is brilliant.

    • alkp, I didn’t know that you didn’t have to be part of Facebook til you told me! I’m so glad it works like that. I’ve already been told that many of the agencies whose phones would be ringing off the hook have had much quieter days than they expected. I credit So Hum Awareness (and if I’m wrong, don’t tell me. It has made me happy all day;> )

      • you are very welcome skippy!

        kym- i personally think the sohum awareness site is why those phones haven’t been ringing so much. 🙂 i was relaying information that was posted on there to others… this is one reason why facebook and twitter are so great– they allow the quick transfer of information.

        so thank you again to you and the other creators for having the site public!

        i really do love this community. blessings~

        • SoHum Awareness site already has over 800 “friends.” Bobbi Wisby who came up with the idea and did the work of setting it up as well as providing info deserves a lot of credit as does Estelle Fennell who knows who to ask and how to word things to provide the most helpful information.

  • It looks like Great Spirit roll up the Earth is starting. I wonder if rich grove has anything to do with this. I think its related to the FBI cointelpro holyland just up the hill on the other side of the river

  • It looks like Great Spirit roll up the Earth is starting. I wonder if rich grove has anything to do with this. I think its related to the FBI cointelpro holyland just up the hill on the other side of the river

  • ” (I hear that if the contractor who will be working on this wants to dump the soil on the ranch then they’ll need a permit. Apparently, the soil once it leaves its ranch, it needs a permit to call it home again.;>)”

    (…insert comment about Caltrans projects of today and yesterday on “our” land…double standard? I wish I had my own permit machine too!)

  • ” (I hear that if the contractor who will be working on this wants to dump the soil on the ranch then they’ll need a permit. Apparently, the soil once it leaves its ranch, it needs a permit to call it home again.;>)”

    (…insert comment about Caltrans projects of today and yesterday on “our” land…double standard? I wish I had my own permit machine too!)

  • Kym,

    I live in Fortuna but damn, I find your space addictive, and I find myself revisiting the reasons why I moved here in the first place, to find a connection to a community. You are a delight! Best to all the SoHum folks… I am proud to be a neighbor up North….

  • Kym,

    I live in Fortuna but damn, I find your space addictive, and I find myself revisiting the reasons why I moved here in the first place, to find a connection to a community. You are a delight! Best to all the SoHum folks… I am proud to be a neighbor up North….

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