[Thursday UPDATE] 299 Reopened

Humboldt 299 at the Berry Summit Sand House, about 10 miles west of Willow Creek (postmile 28.5) From Caltrans Traffic Cam

Humboldt 299 at the Berry Summit Sand House, about 10 miles west of Willow Creek (postmile 28.5) [From Caltrans Traffic Cam]

Looks like from CHP Traffic Incident Information Page that 299 has been opened again. (It may have been open for a bit but we just didn’t catch it with all the craziness going on. Sorry). You will still need chains or a 4WD. There is a “chain control” check point.

Be carefull up there tonight if driving on Hwy 299. There is black ice and snow on the road up there.

UPDATE 8:15 Tuesday morning: No chains required according to the Caltrans Quick Map.

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3 comments

  • Onward…through the fog………

  • There is no black ice on 299. The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

    “The term black ice in the United States is often incorrectly used to describe any type of ice that forms on roadways, even when standing water on roads turns to ice as the temperature falls below freezing. Correctly defined, black ice is formed on relatively dry roads, rendering it invisible to drivers. It occurs when in the textures present in all pavements very slightly below the top of the road surface contain water or moisture, thereby presenting a dry surface to tires until that water or moisture freezes and expands; drivers then find they are riding above the road surface on a honeycombed invisible sheet of ice.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_ice

  • Brrrrrrrrrrr

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