A (Mostly) Sunny Sunday’s Rough Road Report

landslide destroyed several buildings

The mudslide that chewed up several businesses in Redway. [Photo by Mikal Jakubal]

We’ll have another (mostly) sunny day in the Emerald Counties–a little quiet weather after the torrential storms that battered our area melting mountainsides and collapsing cliffs. Now, the rivers and creeks are receding leaving behind a disastrously, damaged road system.

Below is what we know about them at this point. As more information comes in, we’ll update in blue.

Major Highways:

(Most information below from Caltrans’ Quick Map. If you are heading to Oregon, check their similar site.)

  • HWY 1: Closed in both direction just west of Leggett. (See here for more info.)
  • Hwy 3: Open
  • Hwy 36: Open
  • Hwy 96:
    • According to Caltrans, “SR 96 is reduced to one lane with traffic control at Cade Mountain (Siskiyou CO) due to a slip-out. Motorists should expect delay. Conditions subject to change.”
  • Hwy 101:
  • Hwy 199: Open
  • Hwy 211: Open (Check out the Fernbridge live cam)
  • Hwy 254 (Avenue of the Giants): Closed from Holmes Flat to Barkdull Road.
  • Hwy 255: Open
  • Hwy 271: Open
  • HWY 299: Mostly clear. However, the large slide at Big French Creek is still blocking east/west travel. New info from Caltrans:

    …plan is to keep the road OPEN daily, starting on Sunday, Feb 12, 2017, through Wednesday, Feb 15, as follows:

    5:30 am – 7:30 am OPEN
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm OPEN
    6:30 pm overnight to 5:30 am OPEN

    Please remember: RAIN changes the plan.

Humboldt County Roads:

Alderpoint Road approximately 18.25 miles east of Garberville. [Photo by Ed Denson]

Here’s what we know. As we learn details, we will add the information below.

      • Alderpoint Road one lane at PM 30.33 and PM 34.79
      • Benbow Drive Closed
      • Bell Springs Road–open but not passable by trucks with trailers.
      • Coffee Creek Road closed
      • Drake Hill Rd at PM 0.75 Closed for AT&T work thru the evening
      • East Branch Road in Benbow one way controlled traffic.
      • Eel River Drive closed at mile marker 1.
      • Eel Rock Rd. – 1 Lane Controlled traffic at PM 2.7
      • Ettersburg–still open but ugly
        cracked asphalt on a country road

        Ettersburg Road [Photo by Marianne Odisio]

      • Hidden Court closed
      • Kings Peak road closed at mile marker 7
      • Landergen Road closed
      • Mattole Rd
        • 1 way control due to flooding at PM 11.13 and PM 5.0
        • Closed at mile marker 11.13 starting Monday for part of the day (see here for more information)
      • Meridian between Port Kenyon and Centerville Closed
      • McCann’s boat operations have been suspended
      • Mosswood Lane closed
      • Nunnemaker Rd at Eel Rock Rd. Closed- Slide/Slipout
      • Oakcrest closed
      • Old Arcata Road between Graham and Jacoby Creek Flooded
      • Old Briceland Road closed at mm 2.3
        Road collapse

        Old Briceland Road [Photo by Marianne Odisio]

      • Port Kenyon closed
      • Salmon Creek Road closed at 0.56mm detour 101 or Maple Hills Road
      • Shively Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 3.56mm and 7.00mm.
      • Stagecoach Rd. – PM 1.00 Closed
      • Wilder Ridge Road closed at Landergen Road indefinitely no alternate route.


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