[UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Road Open] Fiery Fatal Accident Closes 101 South of Willits; No Estimated Time of Reopening
A multi-vehicle traffic collision that occurred about 11:20 a.m. has closed Hwy 101 south of Willits with no estimated time of reopening. Multiple vehicles were involved in a fiery crash north of the CalFire Howard Forest station.
We’ll update as soon as possible.
UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: More photos from the scene provided by Mendocino SportsPlus.
UPDATE 2 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol Incident page reports, “…RDWY OPEN IN 30 MIN OR SO/ TRAFFIC BACKED UP TO MM 38 ON GRADE.”
UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Caltrans reports, “The road is open in both directions. Still, expect slowdowns and please proceed with caution while traveling in the area.”
UPDATE 4:51 p.m.: Caltrans uploaded these photos to their Facebook page,