Avenue of the Giants Closed After Tree Falls Blocking Both Lanes

A large redwood tree fell across the Avenue of the Giants [Image from Caltrans District 1’s Facebook page]

An old growth redwood fell across the Avenue of the Giants north of Myers Flat about 3:35 p.m., according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

Windy conditions are believed to have upended the large tree.

Caltrans reports that the highway “is closed until further notice.” The winds, explained Caltrans, “are preventing our crews from beginning removal. Traffic will be detoured onto US 101.”

The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page stated that the “road has been compromised and …may not be ready to be open even when the tree is clear.”



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