[UPDATE 5:30 p.m. All Lanes Blocked] Hwy 101 Blocked South of Redcrest
A vehicle is blocking at least one southbound lane of Hwy 101 at the Redcrest exit, according to information on the scanner. A white Honda is in the center divide and a black Suburban is in a southbound lane.
Tow trucks and an ambulance are responding.
UPDATE 4:23 p.m.: There are six patients. Four with minor injuries and two with moderate according to the scanner. Please remember this is breaking news and details may evolve as information comes in.
UPDATE 4:28 p.m.: All lanes blocked, according to scanner.UPDATE 4:46 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that traffic is backing up. An officer is en route to divert traffic. [Tip: Take the Avenue of the Giants to avoid this.]
UPDATE 5 p.m.: Supervisor Estelle Fennell is stuck in southbound traffic just past the Redcrest exit. She sent us these photos as she is trapped but has a good signal.
According to the scanner, one vehicle was turning around on Hwy 101 when another struck it. A 5-year-old was a passenger in the vehicle that hit the vehicle turning around but is not seriously injured.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Northbound traffic is flowing normally. Southbound is diverted at Redcrest onto the Avenue. Supervisor Fennell tells us also that the trapped southbound traffic was just allowed through.