[UPDATE 8:37 a.m.] 101 Completely Blocked by Dean Creek
Hwy 101 is blocked by multiple traffic collisions just south of the Dean Creek exit. This stemmed from a vehicle accident about 6:39 a.m. and then there were several following crashes that blocked all four lanes.
Traffic is being diverted through Garberville and Redway so expect Redwood Drive to be extra busy with confused drivers from the 101.
UPDATE: Photos provided by Saddlepaw Media.
UPDATE 7:58 a.m.: The estimated time of reopening is quarter to nine according to the California Highway Patrol Incident page. A 6 foot in diameter tree is crossing the road. There are multiple vehicles crashed into it.
UPDATE 8:37 a.m.: According to Caltrans spokesperson Eli Rohl, the highway is now open.