[UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: Roadway Reopened] Humboldt Hill Road Closed as Sheriff’s Deptartment Investigates ‘Suspicious Object’
According to Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the road is closed in the 7000 block “for a suspicious object.”
We’ll update when we have more information.
UPDATE 11:07 a.m.: According to a tweet by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, “Residents in the 6000-8000 bl are asked to stay inside during investigation. Please avoid area.”
UPDATE 11:13 a.m.: Traffic is backing up quite a bit.UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The Humboldt County Ag Office and the 4H offices in the 5600 block of South Broadway off Humboldt Hill Road are on lockdown. So if you have business there, plan to do something else for a bit.
UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: According to Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the roadway has been reopened. She messaged us, “[The] Object was determined to be modified fireworks taped together. The object was collected and being investigated further. Anyone with information should Contact our office 445-7251.”
The Humboldt County Ag Office and the 4H offices have reopened also.