[UPDATE 4:47 p.m.] Snowy Monday’s Roads and Weather

Snowy country road

Bell Springs Road near mile marker 7 yesterday afternoon. [Provided by a reader]

Wintery weather will persist across the Emerald Counties today. Continue to expect snow on mountain passes with rain showers and hail in lower elevations until afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, “[S]now levels will gradually rise from below 1000 feet early this morning to around 3000 feet by late afternoon/early evening, which will help melt snow from the roads at lower elevations.”

The roads already battered by earlier storms are likely to be difficult to travel today. Snow and hail are possible. Here is what we know about the roads 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.) No estimated time of reopening as of February 24.
  • Hwy 3: Chains required in several areas. See Quick Map for more details.
  • Hwy 20: Open (Note: Hwy 16 is blocked)
  • Hwy 36: Chains required except for 4 wheel drive beginning three miles west of Mad River (Zenia Road) continuing east past Knob in many areas.
  • 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.”
    • “State Route 96 reduced to one lane with traffic control 2 miles east of Scott River Road (Siskiyou County) due to a slipout. Motorists should expect delays,” according to Caltrans.
    • CLOSED at mile marker 22.11 about a mile south of Weitchpec. No estimated time of opening yet, according to a Caltrans spokesperson.
  • Snow on either side of Ridgewood Summit about five miles south of Willits. [Photo from Caltrans Traffic Cam]

    Hwy 101: 
    • Snow covering areas from Leggett to Willits.
    • There can be minor traffic delays on 101 north of Myers Flat.
    • Occasional areas of hail causing numerous accidents.
  • HWY 162: Slide blocking 162 at mile marker 12.35
  • Hwy 169: Open (One lane blocked.)


  • Hwy 199: Winter weather conditions. Carry chains.


  • 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:

    • Berry Summit plowed as of 7 a.m.
      Caltrans plow truck

      Caltrans plow truck on Berry Summit. [Photo from Caltrans Traffic Cam]


    • One way traffic at mile marker 29 due to traffic accident.
    • The large slide at Big French Creek is still blocking east/west travel. Caltrans posted,

      Daily schedule (weekdays and weekends) as follows:
      Morning: 5:30 am to 7:30 am
      Single Opening: 10:00 am
      Single Opening: 12:00 noon
      Single Opening: 02:00 pm
      Afternoon: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
      Overnight: 6:30 pm to 5:30 am with 1-hour delays….Every Sunday, the detour is open starting at 5:30 am and continuing all day until Monday at 7:30 am, with one-way traffic control and up to 30-minute delays.

Humboldt County Roads:

Here’s what we know. As we learn details, we will add the information below. According to Humboldt County Public Works, “Driving on county roads during stormy periods, DRIVE SLOWLY and CAUTIOUSLY due to landslides, road failures and deep potholes. When in higher elevations, CARRY CHAINS.”

  • Alderpoint Road 1 way controlled traffic at PM 10.68, PM
    17.70, PM 26.00, PM 30.33 and PM 34.95, PM 36.98, and PM 44.70
  • Bair Road PM 0.- PM 16.54 Closed due to snow
  • Bald Mountain Rd Closed at PM 6.00
  • Benbow Drive Closed
  • Blue Slide Road 1 lane at PM 1.75 and 3.25
  • Briceland Thorn Rd PM 3.27 – one way traffic with bridge and signal
  • Butler Valley Road
    • 1 lane at PM 3.71
    • Closed 5.75 PM
  • Cannibal Island Road-Closed
  • China Creek missing a chunk but still passable.
  • Coffee Creek Road Closed
  • Davison Road “closed and thus no car access to Gold Bluffs Beach or Fern Canyon,” reports Redwood National Park.
  • Dyerville Loop Road 1 lane at PM 2.00
  • East Branch Road in Benbow one way controlled traffic at 2.7 mm.
  • Eel River Drive closed at mile marker 1.
  • Eel Rock Rd. – 1 Lane controlled traffic at PM 2.7
  • Fort Seward Road 1 lane at PM 3.90
  • Fullmore Road closed
  • Hidden Court closed
  • Horse Mt. Chains Required
  • Howard Heights Road flooded
  • Howland Hill Road expect delays. (See here fr more information.)
  • Jack Shaw Road closed at PM 1.3
  • Kings Peak Road OPEN
  • Kneeland Rd posted 1 way control at PM 34.96 CARRY CHAINS
  • Landergen Road closed
  • Lower Cappell Rd. at PM 1.49 open but road is soft and motorist must proceed with caution.
  • Mattole Rd one-way control at various locations
  • McCann Rd Closed.  Boat operations still running
  • Meridian between Port Kenyon and Centerville Closed
  • Mosswood Lane closed
  • Needle Rock Road closed due to slide (See more here.)
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway closed after large falling tree put a hole in the road. No estimated time of reopening. (See here for more information.)
  • Nunnemaker Road at Eel Rock Road is closed
  • Port Kenyon closed between Market and California
  • Red Cap Road slipout at PM 2.30 road is open proceed with caution
  • Salmon Creek Road closed at 0.56mm detour 101 or Maple Hills Road
  • Shelter Cove Road 1 lane at PM 7.60
  • Shively Road 1 lane controlled traffic at PM 0.50, PM 3.56, PM 7.00 and PM 11.50
  • Snow Camp Cutoff closed
  • Stagecoach Rd. – PM 1.00 Closed
  • Stover Road slide at PM 0.72 proceed with caution
  • Telegraph Creek Road 1 lane at PM 1.90
  • Titlow Hill Road chains are required
  • Wilder Ridge Road closed at Landergen Road indefinitely no alternate route.

  Trinity County Roads:

  • “Trinity Alps Road past Trinity Alps Resort accessing Stuarts Fork Trailhead has washed out. Road is CLOSED indefinitely,” according to the Trinity County Department of Transportation.
  • “Zenia Bluffs Road between Alder Point and Zenia is CLOSED due to slide,” according to the Trinity County Department of Transportation. “Estimated time of reopening is greater than a week. Use Peak Road.


  • Lost in the woods

    anything from today ? Pictures from yesterday don’t help knowing conditions today .

    • The photos of 101 and 299 are from today.

      • Hey Kim! From what I’m seeing on the NOAA and the National Weather Service, it looks like we may get snow down to about 400ft (no accumulation). 500ft+ will see possible accumulation, 1000ft+ 2-x inches, which should recede up to 3000ft by this evening.

    • Not looking for you

      People sure like to complain,this sight is free to read,if you were being charged then maybe complaints would be acceptable.Since your not paying to be on this sight how about thanking Kym for the info instead of picking her apart about it.Or are you too lost in the woods to realize that?

  • Thanks Kym. Glad there is a trusted source of information in the area.

  • I hope everyone is safe and warm! Drive carefully if you have to be out

  • Etters have been working overtime to get the landregen bypass open. Should be passable soon. Wether permiting.

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