[UPDATE 11:39 a.m.] Hwy 299 Now Open to One Way Traffic With Delays After This Morning’s Slide
A slide closed Hwy 299 between Big Bar and Helena this morning. Caltrans District 2 posted this morning, “State Route 299, Post Mile 32 in Trinity County.
The roadway is closed approximately 5 miles west of Helena due to a rock/mud slide.”
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the slide came down just before 5:30 a.m. A Subaru Legacy rolled over after striking the slide, the CHP page said and is needing to be towed out.
The slide did stabilize one and one way traffic was going through about 7:20 a.m. but it began to move again and Caltrans closed this major east west route at 7:45 a.m. “until further notice.”
UPDATE 11:39 a.m.: Caltrans tweeted, “One Way Traffic Control as of now, due to the rock/mudslide, with 1 to 2-hour delays.”