[UPDATE 2:45 p.m.] Log Spill/Big Rig on Its Side/Hwy 101 Partially Blocked North of Leggett
Traffic is able to squeeze around in the southbound lane. One way traffic control is set up.
However, a PG&E pole is sheared off. The power lines are still up but this will take some time to clear up. As of 6:23 a.m., PG&E was not on scene.
UPDATE 6:37 a.m.: Caltrans states, “Expect minor delays and possible short full closures later this morning to remove the truck and repair the power pole.”
UPDATE 7:50 a.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, this is being reported as a minor injury accident. PG&E has road and work crews enroute still. Roadway is still open with one-way traffic control.
UPDATE 9:19 a.m.: The CHP reports the roadway is clear.
UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: According to a press release by the California Highway Patrol,
On 01/09/2018, at approximately 0500 hours, a 2009 Kenworth tractor/trailer combination hauling logs, driven by Kendall Perkins was traveling north on US-101, approximately .7 miles north of SR-1. For reasons still under investigation, the Kenworth traveled off the roadway edge and collided with the concrete bridge rail and a power pole. During the collision, the tractor trailer combo overturned causing the logs to spill into roadway. The northbound lane of US-101 was completely blocked by the logs causing traffic to be diverted into the southbound lane. As a result of the collision, Perkins sustained minor injuries and but declined medical transportation from the scene of the collision for his injuries. Due to the damage sustained to the power pole, it will need to be replaced which could possibly affect traffic later in the day. PG&E was on scene and evaluating the situation.
Cal-Trans assisted with clearing US-101 and traffic control.
This incident remains under investigation by the Garberville CHP Office.
UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: Caltrans posted on their Facebook, ” Luckily, the driver was reported to sustain minor injuries and declined treatment. Caltrans crews conducted one-way traffic control while the semi was righted. Work continued to repair damage to a power pole.”
Caltrans also posted the following photos: