[UPDATE 11:10 a.m.] Semi Accident Partially Blocks Hwy 299
Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane One lane of Hwy 299 is blocked following a semi accident about 6:35 this morning approximately 23 miles east of Hwy 101 near Chezem Road. One-way controlled traffic is being enforced.
The big rig overturned while carrying a load of mesh wire fencing. The truck will take some time to clear so allow additional time for any travel through the area.
UPDATE 8:22 a.m.: According to a witness, the accident occurred in a two-lane area. The westbound lane is blocked. One-way traffic control allows traffic to past in the eastbound lane.
UPDATE 9 a.m.: The CHP sent out a press release. It states,
At approximately 6:30 am, Humboldt Area CHP responded to a report of a Big Rig that had overturned on SR-299 near Mile Post Marker 23. CHP units and Cal-Trans are on scene at this time doing one way traffic control. The driver did not sustain any injuries from the collision. SR-299 may be completely closed for a short period of time during the recovery of the Big Rig. Anyone taking SR-299 please be careful and watch your speed as you approach the area of SR-299 Mile Post Marker 23 near Redwood Creek Bridge.
UPDATE 9:12 a.m.: According to scanner traffic, they will be shutting down 299 shortly to retrieve the truck. It will only be about a half hour or so, according to dispatch.
UPDATE 10 a.m.: At 9:28 a.m., the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page stated that there would be a “hard closure for approximately 1 hour.”
UPDATE 11 a.m.: One-way traffic in place.
UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: CHP says, “SR-299 is open to one way traffic control. Motorists should only experience a delay of 5-10 minutes. SR-299 should be fully opened within 2-3 hours.”
UPDATE 11:10 a.m.: And she sent us another of the load partially dumped on the ground.