[UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: I-80 Reopens, 101 Still Closed] 101 Closed at Windsor
Two major California freeways are closed this morning as firefighter fight two separate incidents in relatively populated areas.
The Kincaide Fire (now roughly 30,000 acres) has closed Hwy 101 at Windsor. CHP Santa Rosa tweeted, “US-101 is closed in the Windsor/Healdsburg area due to poor visibility and fire to the east of Arata Ln. The closure will begin in the northbound direction at Airport Blvd and on the southbound side at Dry Creek. Please avoid the area.” Caltrans media line confirmed the closure.
At this point there is no estimated time of reopening.
— Cornell Barnard (@CornellBarnard) October 27, 2019
The Sky Fire (connected with the Glen Cove Fire) which started this morning before 9:30 has forced the closure of I-80. Cal Fire reported that this is a 200 acre fire as of 12:09 p.m.
We were not able to get hold of a public information officer to determine the exact closure. But the Waze traffic information on Caltrans QuickMaps indicates that the closure begins north of Benicia and goes to Hwy south of Rodeo.
— Michael Gibson (@Geekflanka) October 27, 2019
UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: As of 12:51 p.m.I-80 is still closed, according to the CHP-Contra Costa unit.
UPDATE: I-80 will remain completely closed between Hwy-4, through the Carquinez bridge, to I-780 in Vallejo with no known opening yet. Cummings Skyway is closed between Crockett Blvd & I-80 but open going towards Hwy-4 for traffic from Crockett and Port Costa.** pic.twitter.com/rGIg8HLPVq
— CHP – Contra Costa (@320PIO) October 27, 2019
UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: Caltrans QuickMap and the CHP in Santa Rosa are still reporting Hwy 101 is closed.
UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: Caltrans posted this image of the Carquinez Bridge. Both I-80 and 101 are still closed.
UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: For travel planning purposes, remember that Hwy 20 is also closed. Click here for more on that closure.
UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: Caltrans District 4 is reporting, “WB and EB I-80 BTWN Vallejo and Hercules REOPENED… .”
Please remember 101 is still closed near Windsor and Hwy 20 is closed east of 101.; to Blue Lakes Road.