[Update: Both Lanes Open] Highway 299 ‘Completely Shut Down’ for Head-On Collision Near Willow Creek
Emergency personnel are at the scene of a head-on traffic collision at mile marker 38.26 of Highway 299, which is just outside of Willow Creek. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. According to the scanner, 299 is “completely shut down” at the scene of the accident. The CHP incident page says a red Ford Mustang and a black sedan were involved. We’ll post updates as we get more information.
Update 1:16 p.m.: All lanes are still blocked, but crews are attempting to open up one lane of the road. Traffic control has been requested.
Update 1:21 p.m.:
At this point, possible injuries have been reported, but the number of injuries and the extent of the injuries is unknown. (At 1:25, a crew member said over the scanner, “At this time Hoopa Ambulance has one patient walking — ambulatory.”)
Update 1:27 p.m.: One lane of traffic has been opened.
Update 1:38 p.m.: Crews at the scene are attempting to clear the roadway.
Update 1:45 p.m.: Initially, injuries were reported over the scanner, but CHP has changed the classification of the accident to a non-injury traffic collision.
Update 1:55 p.m.: Two lanes of traffic have been opened.