[UPDATE 3:30 p.m.] Road Update for Christmas: Hwy 36 and Avenue Closed

Mother Nature has tossed a few trees down and closed a few roads as a Christmas present.

Hwy 36 is still closed in the Dinsmore area at mile marker 41.71, almost 42 miles west of Hwy 101.  A tree fell about 10 p.m. last night taking power lines with it. PG&E has still not been able to come clear the lines. If you are traveling east of that, Caltrans says, “Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.”

UPDATE 8:55 a.m.: PG&E is not expected to reach the scene until almost 11 a.m.

UPDATE 10:07 a.m.: According to the CHP Incident page, “Someone cut off the end of the tree in the middle of the night / now have one lane blked w/trf able to pass by / Caltrans still unable to clear tree due to lines still being down /// also have another tree down [just east of] this tree which Caltrans will clear when this tree is cleared.”

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Open to one way controlled traffic at mile marker 41. 61. Chains no longer required on Hwy 36 until east of Hwy 5.

Avenue of the Giants:  Tree down on the Avenue near Phillipsville is currently (as of 8:30 a.m.) blocking the road. However, it sounds small and will probably be cleared soon. We’ll update as soon as we know more.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Road clear.

Hwy 299-Hwy 299 is open but snowy. Check out the traffic cams there to get an idea of driving conditions. Click this link to see Vista Point. Click this link to see by the Sandhouse.

Hwy 199– Hwy 199 is clear but has snow on the sides of the road. Check out the latest from the traffic cam here.

Here are some more updates from Caltrans:

Zenia RoadChains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Road clear per Caltrans Quickmap.

Ruth RoadChains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Road clear per Caltrans Quickmap.

Hwy 3– Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Road clear per Caltrans Quickmap.

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10 comments

  • Just saw four PG&E trucks headed East bound on Rohnerville Road. Hopefully to fix the tree over the power lines on 36. At the rate they were going they’ll be the in about an hour.

  • What’s the status of Shelter Cove road? I assume there’s snow, ice…

  • PG&E line crews are making some big overtime pay today. Say what you will about the quasi – public utility, the guys on the ground are awesome and do their job well. Heading home on 299 last night at 6:30 PM they had a full crew staged at Hawkin’s Bar, ready to go.

    Good yule to everyone.

  • Cal trans road info say nothing about 36 being closed just that 4wheel drive or chains are required. This site says the road is closed because of downed trees. Who to believe. We are headed out from the coast.

  • When we are all safe and warm in our homes for the holidays PG&E workers are working to restore power in the cold.

    • I’ve been out of electricity for the past 18 hours. That said, every PG&E lineman I’ve met has an impressed me. They are all good at what they do and dedicated to getting it done. During the 2008 fire the power lines burned… we were out for 2 weeks. On days the USFS had grounded all their aircraft due to smoke/inversion PG&E helicopters were flying two man crews dangling from 100′ lines to get them to remote spots to reset power poles. Thanks PG&E crew, you guys are unsung heroes.

  • Yep. PG&E crews rock☆☆☆☆☆

  • Glad to see a couple locals around here still know how to use a saw;-)

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