Kym Kemp / Yesterday @ 9:05 p.m. / News
The USGS is reporting two earthquakes—one 5.7 at 8:47 P.M followed by another 3.5 at 8:55—occurring near Greenville which is about 20 miles southwest of Susanville.
Kym Kemp / Yesterday @ 7:46 a.m. / News
CHP Press Release:
The Humboldt and Garberville California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices will conduct a joint speed enforcement operation on US 101, in Humboldt County, on Monday, May 27, 2013. This route experiences a high volume of traffic during holiday travel dates and the goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist on this major Humboldt county thoroughfare.
To assist the CHP in this traffic safety effort, Northern Division has received a federally-funded grant titled, “Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed (RADIATES).” The CHP Northern Division will plan future anti-speed campaigns between now and
September 30, 2013.
“All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on our local roadways by speeding,” said Commander Adam Jager, of the Humboldt Area CHP office. This message was echoed by Garberville Area Commander Brett Fabbri, who said, “We must do whatever we can to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on US 101”.
This operation will focus on enforcing speed laws and other primary collision factors related to aggressive driving. The operation is planned to be in force all day on May 27th.
Funding for this program was provided from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Kym Kemp / Wednesday, May 22 @ 9:49 p.m. / News
According to the Lake Co. News, an accident on Hwy 20 about two miles east of Clearlake Oaks was reported shortly before 9 P.M. It has reportedly
…killed one person, injured several others and sparked a wildland fire.
…Firefighters arriving at the scene reported finding multiple vehicles involved, including a motorcycle, whose rider died at the scene.
There also was at least one person trapped in another vehicle and several walking wounded, according to radio reports….
A small wildland fire was burning to the north of the highway, with a slow rate of spread, reports from the scene indicated.
The Facebook page of the news just reported that Hwy 20 is closed in both directions. Follow it for updates.
Kym Kemp / Wednesday, May 22 @ 3:01 p.m. / News
Updated 6:06 P.M. with photos from Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Association Public Information Team member Doug Bryan who was at the fire.
A two acre fire has been reported off Goodman Ranch Rd. west of Redway, northeast of Shelter Cove. CDF and multiple other fire departments are deploying. As updates come in, LoCO will update.
UPDATE: Calfire says the they have helicopter 102 on the fire, several crews and engines and a dozer. They say that Redway VFD has a water tanker on the spot and that Telegraph Ridge VFD is there, too. The estimated containment is at 1630 hours (4:30 P.M.)
UPDATE 6:08 P.M.: Fire was officially 3.4 acres.
Kym Kemp / Tuesday, May 21 @ 5:52 a.m. / News
Photo taken by George Monroe, Myers Flat VFD Chief. Photo provided by Doug Bryan from the Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Association Public Information Team
UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: According to the CHP, the driver (last name Foster, first name unreleased) was headed south on the Eagle Point Viaduct with a loaded truck and trailer. “Due to Foster’s speed in a sweeping right turn, the combination trailer began to tip. [T]he trailer and the load fell onto the southbound #1 land, and the load became detached, spilling across all lanes of the highway. Foster was uninjured, and no other vehicles were involved.”
“US-101 was closed intermittently for cleanup, and a partial lane closure will remain in effect for Tuesday, May 21 while cleanup is finished. The load consisted of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF).”
UPDATE: According to Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Association Public Information Team member Doug Bryan, the Semi was not a lumber truck but a chip truck. Also the accident is south of Myers Flat.
Original post below …………….
The CHP is reporting that a semi truck with a trailer had an accident near the south bound Myers Flat exit off of Hwy 101. The accident which spilled a load of lumber across the road was reported a little before four o’clock this morning. Two additional vehicles may have hit the spilled lumber. Dept of Transportation is at the scene and clearing the roadway. Traffic appears to be getting through. Follow updates here.