[UPDATE 4:33 p.m.] Road Watch Across the Emerald Counties Today

Weather imagesAs storms continue to buffet the Emerald Counties expect more rain, snow in the mountains, gusty winds, and even hail.

Below we’ve compiled the impact on the roads. We’ll update as new information comes in.

UPDATES are in bold green letters.

Major Highways–Here’s What We Know: 

If you are traveling and could take a photo of conditions and send it to us at [email protected], that would help other people make decisions about whether they should travel or not.

At this time, most major roadways are open in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties.

(Most information below is from Caltrans’ Quick Map. If you are heading to Oregon, check their similar site.)

Humboldt County Roads:

Here is what we know from yesterday. We’ll update when more info comes through.

  • Bair Road, between Redwood Valley and Hoopa – open but narrow in spots due to high snow berms, carry chains
  • Berta Road–Flooded
  • Butler Valley Road – as of 10:36 a.m., open to emergency vehicles only.
  • Cannibal Island Road: Flooded as of 1:39 p.m.
  • Ishi-Pishi Road— Open as of 1:39 p.m.
  • Jack Shaw Road – closed due to downed trees
  • Kneeland Road, mile marker 26.36 –  closed due to downed trees
  • Lewis Avenue–Flooded
  • Maple Creek Road, from Anderson Ranch to Butler Valley Road – lines tangled in trees, AT&T is notified.
  • McCann Ferry: as of 10:36 a.m., shut down due to hazardous river conditions.
  • Mountain View Road – closed due to low hanging wires and trees
  • Petrolia, at Lincoln Street and Mattole Road – closed due to downed tree and power lines, you can get around using Front Street but take it slow.


  • I think 299 is open with no chains between Weaverville and Redding at this point, frustratingly the Buckhorn cam has been down ever since the power outage.

    • Better believe on some delays there.

      Did you see how much hillsides they are re-engineering for the third time since the realignment years ago?

      I said it 2 years ago. Those were poorly designed engineering plans for the earth moving. There should have been 50% more shelves on the slopes…

      Now for the next 8 years we will deal with the effects.

      • Yep like most highways here it was built mainly for the purpose of getting timber floated down the rivers to easier haul out spots where it was then loaded and hauled on the road. Like the semi’s of that time, onky they had to be along waterways.
        It made sense for those times especially since they didnt know enough about active faultlines or places like the eel river valley that are already naturally prone to silt/rock slides. Same with railroad thats why a huge part of it crumbled into the eel. Im sure the native folks got all of that without the science had the white folk decided to ask/listen, but thats another story.

  • 🕯Thank you Kym for the information and the updates. 👍🏾

  • I’m just waiting for shelter cove road to slip away. I have a pool going, if anyone wants to place a bet…

  • Passed by the 36/3 junction around 2 pm and it said road closed with cones going east on 36 toward Platina. Any updates on that kym

  • 3 is closed between coffee creek and Callahan. 96 is blocked by a rock slide between happy camp and somes bar.

  • How’s Alderpoint road this morning?

  • Bellsprings road at 6pm 2/17/19

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