[UPDATE: Roadway Open] Hwy 101 Closed Just North of Leggett

Hwy 101 is closed at mile marker 92, just north of Leggett, after a power lines fell into the roadway at approximately 9:15 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol spokesperson.The downed lines caused a small fire and traffic was stopped.

Northbound traffic is backed up to Hwy 1. PG&E is on their way to the scene but currently, about 345 customers in the area are without power.

The road is estimated to be closed until about 10: 45 p.m.

UPDATE 10:26 p.m.: Caltrans posted on Facebook,

U.S. Highway 101 is fully closed just north of the Leggett due to a downed tree and power lines. Caltrans crews are waiting for PG&E to reach the scene and de-energize the power lines so the tree can be removed. There is no detour, and the highway may be closed for a few hours.

UPDATE 11: 50 p.m.: The roadway is now open, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

UPDATE Thursday: According to the CHP Officer William Wunderlich, yesterday at 9:13 p.m., live electrical wires rell across Hwy 101 around mile marker 92 starting a small grassfire. This was put out very quickly by Cal Fire personnel on scene. But because of the downed lines, the roadway was completely closed for about two hours.

Roadway was reopened. (:30

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3 comments

  • Kym, what about the accident at 6 last night at hwy 1 and hwy 101? Motorcyle, 300 feet below hwy, major injuries. Was this connected to the power outage?

  • Probably no news on Pursuit of motorcycle on Hwy 36, 4:00ish, bike passed my son in law WHILE there were oncoming cars!!!! He pulled over far as possible, he could tell the bike was going to pass. The bike, then a cop doing at LEAST 80 in 45 zone and a black crew cab pickup was right behind the cop at same rate of speed! Hwy 36 is in SUCH bad shape, pot holes, sink holes, bajillion bumps, the speed limit (as if any one really goes 45 by my house)is too high for the CONDITION of the road!

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