[UPDATED 2:12 p.m.: Closed Overnight!] Downed Trees Close the Avenue Between Myers Flat and Weott
The California Highway Patrol page reports that about 2:20 a.m., five trees fell on the Avenue of the Giants between Myers Flat and Burlington Campground south of Weott.
“Road is badly damaged,” reports someone from the scene.
We’ll update as soon as we can get information. If you have photos, please share so we can see what happened.
UPDATED 7:44 a.m.: According to Caltrans Quickmap, the road won’t be repaired until the 13th!
The road is also closed from eight miles south of Holmes Flat Road to 0.07 miles south from Barkdull Road due to emergency work. This isn’t expected to be finished until after five p.m. on Jan 11.
UPDATE 11:37 a.m.:
UPDATE 2:12 p.m.: Caltrans states,
This tree fell across Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants) approximately halfway between Burlington and Myers Flat in Humboldt County at around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, causing major damage to the roadway.
The section of tree you see being removed is 8 feet, 8 inches in diameter. The trunk was well over 10′ wide at its base. The damage caused by the tree is so severe that an overnight closure will be necessary while crews focus on keeping U.S. Highway 101 open to traffic. We hope to have repairs completed tomorrow. #CAStorm #CAFlood