101 Closed North of Garberville
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.