[UPDATE 2:35 p.m.] Weather and Roads Report for Wednesday
While most snow has melted in low-lying areas, frozen flakes continue to bury the mountainous areas of the Emerald Counties into late yesterday.
According to the National Weather Service,
Showers will continue today with some higher elevation snow showers possible, mainly for locations above 4000 feet…Very cold overnight low temperatures are expected the next couple of nights as high pressure builds over northwestern California. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 30s and 20s across much of the region with some isolated interior valleys potentially reaching the teens.
(Information from Caltrans)
Hwy 3: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.
Hwy 36: Headed east of Mad River chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel / all wheel drive vehicles with snow treaded tires on all wheels.
Hwy 96: Chains required by Happy Camp
Hwy 101: Currently mostly clear. There are no chains required.
HWY 299: Closed at Big French Creek due to a slide. As of late yesterday, Caltrans reports that at Berry Summit, “Chains, traction devices or snow tires are required on the drive axle of all vehicles except four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles.”
Humboldt County Roads:
While many major highways are clear, county roads are struggling under the wintery conditions.
UPDATED List as of 2:35 p.m. from Humboldt County Roads: They urge drivers to carry chains at or above 1000 feet. This list supersedes earlier lists. If the road is not named below, it should be okay. The roads are in alphabetical order.
- Bald Hills – open to mile post 14
- Coffee Creek – Closed from 2.0 mile post to Grizzly Bluff – flooding
- Fickle Hill – 2-wheel drive carry chains
- Horse Mtn/Titlow Hill – not plowed
- Ishi Pishi – not plowed
- Kneeland Road – plowed, 2-wheel drives carry chains
- Maple Creek – open: Here’s more details:
Full lane closure from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, will occur on Maple Creek Road to remove debris from the recent slide.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Art Reeve, Deputy Director, Humboldt County Department of Public Works at 707-445-7421.
- McCann Road closed – flooding
- Old Three Creek – not plowed
- Pine Creek (Hoopa) – closed
- Port Kenyon – closed between Market and California Streets – Flooding
- Redcap Road – not plowed
- Redwood Valley – open
- Showers Pass – open to Kelly Road, closed south of Kelly
- Snow Camp Road – open, carry chains
- Titlow Hill – not plowed