[UPDATE 5:09 p.m.] Multiple Lanes of Hwy 101 Closed in the South Leggett Area

Traffic Accident DayAt approximately 2:38 p.m., a vehicle towing a 23’camper trailer on Hwy 101 was involved in an accident. The trailer overturned blocking at least one of the northbound lanes and one of the southbound lanes, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

According to a report to emergency dispatch, no one appears to be injured.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 5:09 p.m.: According to Caltrans, “Traffic on U.S. Highway 101 is slowed down in northern Mendocino County just south of Leggett due to a jackknifed travel trailer [being pulled by] a Jeep. CHP is on scene and traffic is flowing slowly in both directions. Motorists are encouraged to travel through the area cautiously.”

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14 comments

  • South Leggett to Spy Rock Rd and then even over the top and into Long Valley…..dangerous road due to very bad drivers. I just got sweated hard by speed racer city-types on my old truck’s ass. I was going the speed limit and I know this stretch of road for 25 years now. These people- a bunch of them- are dangerous, pushy and should be pulled over and ticketed. Yes of course- I use turn outs even unofficial turnouts to allow passing. They suck.

    • and what’s the bloody hurry, enjoy the scenic drive and fresh air

    • Agreed. My mother just got sideswiped south of Bell Springs the other night. A ‘big white truck’ clipped her driver’s side mirror and scraped the length of her car, and kept going.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Yes, they suck.

    • Glad to hear you pull over but there are those that think their some kind of speed limit nazis that cause more accidents by not moving over or cutting people off. You can be ticketed for going below speed limit and holding back traffic. Studies have shown that slow drivers cause worse accidents. I do this drive weekly and frequently get stuck behind someone towing trailer doing 25-35 miles/hour and not pulling over.

  • Veteran's friend

    WHERE IS THE ACCIDENT?

  • Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  • On the 101

  • They drive like hell then when you come to town you see them at the stop light or catch rigjt up with them in a slower zone makes ni sense to drive like that

  • There’s at least 3 country music titles in the comments above

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Ballads are my favorite form of country music. From “Big iron”” to “Saginaw, Michigan” to “North to Alaska”. “tennessee stud” pretty much does it. Blues Bros. should have covered it along with Big Iron. Somebody stop me.

  • We came through a bit after it happened. Four CHP there but nothing else. Roughly 3-4 miles South of the 101/1 intersection. On the 2 lanes each way before the 3 lanes. Huge trailer on it’s side diagonally across the double yellow in the center with the Jeep still attached and upright but with it’s ass in the air. Plenty of space to get around it in the slow lanes. My humble opinion: way too small a tow vehicle with too short a wheelbase. Looked to be a case of the tail wagging the dog. Everyone was standing at the side of the road with the CHP including the small dog.

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