Kym Kemp / Tuesday, Dec. 10 @ 6:54 a.m. / Weather
UPDATE 7:25 A.M.: CHP is reporting, Briceland road is very icy between Huckleberry Hill and Redway. Alderpoint Rd is icy from Bell Springs Rd to Alderpoint.
Original post here: Marty Messenger from County Roads in Southern Humboldt posted on SoHum Awareness, [For ease of reading some words have been added.]
At 5:00am Shelter Cove Rd., dry, no ice except short section east of Chemise Mtn Rd. and west of BLM Office.
[It was] 34 deg at the General store, 32 deg @ Kings Peak Rd., 35 deg @ Paradise Ridge & 22 deg @ Thorn P. O.
Whitethorn Rd. ICY, especially Thorn Jct. To CalFire and other spots all the way to school.
Briceland- Thorne Rd. ICY from Ettersburg Jct. to Redway, 29 deg @ Eburg Jct., 22 deg @ Briceland, 25 deg in REDWAY.
Alderpoint Rd. ICY above Upper Sawmill & from Bell Springs Rd. to Alderpoint.
Kym Kemp / Monday, Dec. 9 @ 10:09 p.m. / Weather
Snip of Google Map near Seely Rd.
Briceland Volunteer Fire Department noted on their Facebook that the Briceland Road is icy. They write,
Responded to a non injury single vehicle rollover accident on Briceland at Seely Creek. Please drive slow the road there is completely iced over, we have also heard Huckleberry Hill is just as bad.
In addition, though slightly further north than traditional SoHum roads, CHP dispatch is reporting that the ramp to the Vista Point by Stafford is icy.
Please stay home if possible and drive carefully if you must be out and about.
Kym Kemp / Saturday, Dec. 7 @ 8:17 p.m. / Weather
SoHum county roads are beginning to freeze. PLEASE consider staying home and not driving. Thomas Road off of Salmon Creek has an accident on it. The temperature has dropped below freezing and the melted snow from earlier is turning into sheets of ice.
Salmon Creek VFD members are requesting people to stay home if they can and be slow and careful if they can’t.
The photo above is of an accident on Thomas Road that happened yesterday but another (a 4 wheel drive vehicle) just occurred (by the bulletin board and lower Thomas Road for local residents.) The road there is extremely icy.
UPDATE 11:50 A.M.: Marty Messenger with Humboldt County Roads working in Southern Humboldt updated us that Briceland/Shelter Cove Roads have been sanded but Paradise Ridge is 32 degrees so be careful. Sand trucks are headed up Alderpoint but the effort to keep the major county roads is taking most of the time so less traveled county roads might not see road workers today.
Caltrans says 101 is clear. 299 chains or 4W required from 16 miles east of Blue Lake. Chains or snow tires required on 36 from 1 mile east of Bridgeville.
UPDATE 8:15 A.M.: 101 is open (See here for DJ Mike Dronkers’ travel) but there are a lot of accidents. Below is a screenshot of CHP:
Both sides of Hwy 101 on Humboldt County roads in Southern Humboldt are snowy, icy and treacherous. “We just have 28 degrees and snowing on Paradise Ridge,” says Marty Messenger of Humboldt Co. roads. “We’ve bladed it but we’re getting down to the ice. I’ve got one sand truck. The bridges are real treacherous. It is icy on Redwood Dr. between Garberville and Redway.”
UPDATE 6:40 A.M.: Black ice reported on Hwy 36.
“We got hammered,” said Marty Messenger of Humboldt County Roads at 6:15 A.M. this morning. “It’s snowy and still snowing.” He strongly encourages everyone to stay home if they can.
“We’ll be out en mass, ” he said about county road workers but the roads are dangerous.
Down below is what we know so far.
Ettersburg Rd. has been partially plowed but it is snowing and sticking as low as Ettersburg Junction.
Messenger is currently headed from Huckleberry Hill towards Shelter Cove with the plow.
He has a crew headed up Alderpoint.
At this time there are no restrictions on Hwy 101 (the road is open at Willits) however, Messenger says a crew member told him that it is snowing in Fortuna and icy all the way south towards Garberville. It is slick in places.
LoCO will keep this page updated throughout the day.
Andrew Goff / Friday, Dec. 6 @ 5:09 p.m. / Weather
UPDATE 6:34am: According to CalTrans’ road conditions website right now: “NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.” -MD
UPDATE FROM BEYOND THE CLOSURE: If you are northbound and planning to find a vacant motel in Willits, think again. -MD (sent from a junky motel in slushy Ukiah).
Original post: CalTrans has announced that a section of Highway 101 about three miles north of Willits is closed to northbound traffic “due to snow and accidents.” If you were expecting someone that was coming that way, they may be delayed.