[UPDATE 7:51 p.m.] Most of Hwy 101 Shut Down South of Arcata After Hail on Roadway Causes Multicar Accident (Reports of 19 Vehicles Involved and 16 Injured)
Five vehicles needed to be towed but there were more vehicles involved–possibly as many as 19, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. Reports also said as many as 16 were injured.
“Most of the roadway” is shut down, a dispatcher told us. Ambulances have been sent to the scene there are reports of spinal injuries and facial lacerations.
Please be careful driving during this weather and avoid the accident area if possible.
UPDATE 7:51 p.m.: A reader, Chryste Johnson, sent in the following video showing that traffic is getting through the area now.