[UPDATE 10:49 p.m.] Fatal Accident Near Myers Flat Backs Up Traffic Along HWY 101
Scanner traffic and readers are alerting us to an overturned vehicle accident on Highway 101 just south of Myers Flat that occurred at around 5:15 p.m. A dispatcher said over the scanner that the vehicle is blocking the roadway. A reader sent in photos of the accident and the traffic jam. A trusted source has confirmed that the accident is fatal. Details are scarce but we will update when we have more information.
[Note: Scanner reports are not always as first indicated.]
UPDATE 7:18 P.M.: All lanes of Highway 101 are closed at the scene of the accident. Betsy Totten, a spokesperson for Caltrans, said, “According to our maintenance supervisor on scene, CHP requested that Caltrans detour traffic onto 254.”
UPDATE 7:34 P.M.: Totten said, “North bound #2 lane will be open in about 20 minutes. At least another hour until we are able to open all lanes to traffic.”
UPDATE 10:49 P.M.: Readers are telling us Highway 101 is now open.