Roads and Weather for This Chilly Sunday

Building collapsed on Hubbard Lane in Eureka. [Photo by Pat Cherry]

Was that a wild and windy night last night?  Wow!  The Eureka area was particularly hard hit. Electricity is still out to around 1000 customers as of noon.

tree fell bringing down lines

The road is closed at Buhne and S Street in Eureka after a tree fell bringing down power lines. [Photo by Brett Gronemeyer]

Today there have been scattered hail storms and snow in the higher mountains. The wintry weather should scale back a bit but there will showers both the rainy and the snowy types into tomorrow.

The Whitethorn and Briceland areas received several hail storms this morning. [Photo by Laura Lasseter]

The roads have taken a beating particularly the smaller county roads. Below is what we know now. We’ll keep adding information as it comes in throughout the day.

Major Highways:

(Most information below from Caltrans’ Quick Map. If you are heading to Oregon, check their similar site.)

  • HWY 1: Clear
  • Hwy 3: Chains required. Closed at Scott Mountain.
  • Hwy 36: Starting three miles 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,” according to Caltrans.
  • Hwy 96: Clear
  • Hwy 101: Clear
  • Hwy 199: Clear
  • Hwy 254 (Avenue of the Giants)Closed between Barkdull Road and Holmes
  • HWY 299: Mostly clear. However, the large slide at Big French Creek is still blocking east/west travel.

Humboldt County Roads:

Here’s what we know. As we learn details, we will add the information below.

Country road after a storm

Only a two foot wide walking path remains of Shively Road. The lucky residents are those who were able to park a car on each side of the slipout. [Photo by Mark Barsati]

  • Alderpoint Road – slide out PM 1.5 (west of switchbacks) single lane
  • Bair Road – chains Required
  • Bald Hills – chains required
  • Berta Road- flooded
  • Blue Slide Road–closed by Howe Creek Road. 
  • Cannibal Island-flooded, closed from Cock Robin to Crab Park
  • Centerville Road – beach section reopens at 12:00 p.m.
  • Coffee Creek – closed
  • Crosby Road – open, slide cleared
  • Eel River Road – open, slippery
  • Elk River Road – flooded
  • Graham Road – flooded
  • Greenwood Heights – closed between mile marker 4 and mile marker 6.7
  • Horse Mountain – chains required
  • Howard Heights- flooded
  • Kneeland Road – closed 1 mile past Greenwood Heights
  • Mad River Road at Miller Lane – closed, both lanes – tree down
  • McCann Bridge – closed, under water
  • McCann Ferry – operating
  • Meridian – closed between Centerville and Port Kenyon
  • Mosswood Lane (Benbow) – closed
  • Palmer Blvd. – Slide near Page Way
  • Port Kenyon – closed between California and Market
  • Shively Road – closed PM 3.5 (12:00 p.m. detour will open to 4-wheel drive vehicles only)
  • Steelhead Road – Slide mile marker .4
  • Westhaven Drive – flooded, one lane
  • Zane Road – flooded

Mendocino County Roads:

(We’ll update as we get information.)

Trinity County Roads:



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