Orleans Without Water Following Crash
An attempt to call the water company went unanswered and thus we have no estimate on how long the water will be off.
According to the California Highway Patrol Incident page, an ambulance was requested.
Angela McLaughlin, a local resident who provided the photo above and spoke to a local firefighter, writes,
So the white Toyota tried to make the turn from Northbound Hwy 96 onto Red Cap Rd…due to high rate of speed it lost control, broke off the fire hydrant and went down the embankment between Rob Hills n Old School house Rd…. A bystander pulled it up from over the edge back onto the road. CHP and Humboldt Sheriffs are on scene with Orleans Volunteer Fire and Orleans Water District. Drive carefully in that area they are going to have a long night…..
UPDATE 7:10 a.m.: Water is running normally, according to Orleans resident Angela McLaughlin.