Too Tall Load Crashes Into Perkins Street Overcrossing Near Ukiah


Debris litters Hwy 101 after a truck with a too tall load struck the Perkins Street overcrossing. [Photo courtesy of Caltrans]

Heading south on Hwy 101? Expect some delays near Ukiah.

Around 3 p.m., a southbound tractor trailer carrying a large excavator on Hwy 101 struck the Perkins Street overpass near Ukiah. Luckily, it did not get stuck. However, the outside (#2) lane is closed during repairs.

Caltrans suggests drivers “anticipate minor traffic slowdowns and exercise caution as you travel through the area.”


Closeup of damaged overcrossing [Photo courtesy of Caltrans]

In addition, they stated later, “Perkins Street will be closed in both directions at the overpass for the night. Motorists should consider using Gobbi Street as an alternative.”

As of 5:13 p.m. there are reports of traffic backed up on the California Highway Patrol page.



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