[UPDATE: Road Open!] Where to Go Now That 101 Is Closed
The options to work around the closure and get to I-5 include: State Route 20, State Route 36 (people unused to rural roads should avoid this route), and State Route 299.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the tanker truck
UPDATE 6:27 a.m.: Hwy 101 is open to one-way controlled traffic. Click here for more on the story.
…overturned and came to rest blocking the northbound lane of US-101. After the collision, the tanker portion of the vehicle which contained the used motor oil was breached and an unknown amount of the used motor oil leaked onto the roadway and dirt shoulder south of US-101. Due to collision and subsequent spill, the northbound and southbound lanes of US-101 were closed for clean-up and recovery of the tractor tanker combination. The length of the closure on US-101 extends from State Route 271 (Reynold’s over-crossing) in Peircy, CA to State Route 1 in Leggett, CA. At this time, the duration of the closure on US-101 is unknown.
The California Highway Patrol is recommending drivers to seek alternate routes of travel which would include State Route 20, State Route 36, Interstate 5 and State Route 299.
The California Highway Patrol and assisting agencies appreciate your patience and understanding as we resolve this situation and restore the roadway to a safe and suitable condition.