Fish Guts Create a Hazard on 101
Fish guts spread across the northbound lane of Hwy 101. Seen here after multiple vehicles had passed through the scene. [Photo provided by a reader]
At approximately 10:44 this morning, CHP received a report of a large amount of fish guts on Hwy 101 between Trinidad and Orick. According to Donald Wilkes who drove through the mess with his family, the guts were nearly two feet deep in some places in the northbound lane near a stoplight in a construction zone.
“Fish spines, fish heads, fish guts about 2 feet high,” Wilkes said. Though he was able to drive through, the spill was a hazard, he said. “The kids were hanging their heads out the window and gagging.”
Wilkes worried that a motorcycle could hit it and crash. “The entire northbound lane was covered…about six feet. It was so vile.”
A CHP dispatcher told us that Caltrans is on the way to remove the spill.