[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