[UPDATE 4:07 p.m.] 101 Closed North of Leggett

traffic accidentAt approximately 1:18 p.m. a big rig and a truck collided north of Leggett south of Dora Creek on Hwy 101 at mile marker 96.

According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, a utility pole is down and power lines are “blocking both lanes.”

PG&E is not expected to arrive until 2:18 p.m. Typically that means the road will remain closed until crews can clear away the lines.

UPDATE 1:52 p.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, traffic is being stopped at the north end of Leggett on Hwy 101 where State Route 1 heads west. The new estimate for PG&E to arrive could be as late as 3 p.m.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m.: Caltrans confirms that the closure could last until 3 p.m.

UPDATE 2:21 p.m.:
Caltrans reports, “Highway 101 north of Leggett closed from mm 95.12 to 97.12. ETO unknown, possibly 2 hours. No alternate route available…”

UPDATE 4:07 p.m.: The highway opened to one-way controlled traffic at 4:05 p.m. Expect traffic to be slow through the area for some time.

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