[UPDATE 3:17 p.m.] Road and Weather Conditions: We’ll Keep This Updated With the Latest Info Today
Snowy weather rolled over northern California yesterday and began dumping snow.
Roadways are being impacted. Hwy 36 and Hwy 3 require chains.
California Highway Patrol incident page reports that there is 1.5 inches of snow on Hwy 101 north of Fort Dick (north of Crescent City.)
The Caltrans traffic Cam on Hwy 101 five miles south of Willits shows only one lane clear in each direction.
The Caltrans Traffic Cam on Hwy 199 near border shows snow mostly covering the road.
Power is out in the Hoopa area to 149 residents. Estimated restoration is 1 p.m. but the cause is not yet known.
UPDATE 10:05 a.m.: Semi having trouble on slick roads is blocking Hwy 101 near the Mill Creek Campground south of Crescent City. Traffic is backing up.
UPDATE 10:07 a.m.: Seven vehicles reportedly stuck in the snow on Hwy 101 near the north entrance to the Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy south of Klamath, according to the CHP Incident page. Caltrans is on the way with snow plow and sand.
UPDATE 10:50 a.m.: Redwood Parks tweeted that all visitor centers will be closed today.
Due to snowy driving conditions, all our visitor centers will be closed January 2nd. We will try for 10am opening tomorrow.
— Redwood N&S Parks (@RedwoodNPS) January 2, 2017
UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: “We’re telling people not to leave Shelter Cove,” reports Cheryl Antony from Shelter Cove Fire Department. “The roads are extremely slippery.” Also power is out and the town is running on generator.
UPDATE 11:49 a.m.: One lightning bolt off southwest of Whitethorn off the coast. You can see estimated lightning areas at Real Time Lightning.
UPDATE 12:07 p.m.: Snow at Redway Beachbeside the Eel River.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: Hwy 101 Between Orick and Klamath has several reports of accidents caused by snow.
UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: Trinity County Department of Transportation reports that the emergency bus service tomorrow between Redding and Fortuna has been cancelled.
CANCELLED! TRINITY TRANSIT'S JANUARY 3RD CONTINGENCY SERVICE BETWEEN REDDING AND THE COAST (FORTUNA) IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
— Trinity County DOT (@TrinityDOT) January 2, 2017
UPDATE 12:43 p.m.: Snow is choking county roads across Humboldt. Alderpoint Road about 2 1/2 miles up from Garberville is getting covered. It looks like there may be chains required there soon.
UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: One for the history books…(Not that it hasn’t happened before but it is fairly rare.) It was sleeting at the Lighthouse at Shelter Cove right above the ocean, according to Laura Lasseter who sent us the following photo.UPDATE 1 p.m.: Hwy 96 has chains required.
UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: Here’s the latest from Humboldt County Roads:
No County maintained roads are currently closed due to snow.
The following roads are not plowed and
chairschains are required:
Titlow Hill Road
Three Creeks Road
Road plowed, chains are required:
Snow Camp Road
Carrying chains is advised for all roads over the elevation of 750 feet including:
Brannon Mountain Road
Tim Mullen Road
Wilder Ridge Road
Snow may continue to fall at lower than usual elevations. County Road Crews will be continuing to plow today and tomorrow. Please use caution and pay attention to signage on chain advisories and requirements.UPDATE: Maple Creek Road at slide- 1 lane traffic open.
UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: Request for a snowplow on Lord Ellis on Hwy 299. “We’ve got whiteout conditions,” is the report to dispatch.
UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: Over 2700 customers are without power from Hoopa to Garberville in this cold weather.