[UPDATE: Road Open!] Tanker Truck Overturned on Hwy 101
A tanker truck hauling used oil and hydraulic fluid overturned just north of the Peg House on Hwy 101 near Leggett. According to the California Highway Patrol Incident page, about 1000 gallons of fluid have leaked out. A CHP spokesperson in Garberville tells us that Hazmat is on site assessing the situation. Currently there is one way controlled traffic but the CHP spokesperson tells us that eventually the road may have to be closed to remove the tanker truck and clean up the mess.
UPDATE: 12:23 p.m.: Hwy 101 is now closed for several hours, according to the CHP Incident page.
UPDATE 1:23 p.m.: Caltrans Facebook page states, “CHP estimates the road will open in four to five hours.” (According to the Peg House, it is approximately 2 miles north of their business.)
UPDATE 6:37 p.m.: Hwy 101 will be closed until tomorrow morning. For more, go here http://kymkemp.com/2016/10/18/where-to-go-now-that-101-is-closed/