[UPDATE 1:43 p.m.] Monday’s Road and Weather


Expect snow on mountain passes today. [Photo from Caltrans Berry Summit traffic cam]

Thick, fluffy flakes are falling in the Humboldt hills. The National Weather Service predicted, “Wet heavy snow mixed with rain down to 2000 feet will be possible, however little or no accumulation is expected.” However, at 7:45 a.m. there were multiple reports of several inches of snow at elevations as low as 1200 feet above sea level.

We’ll update the roads reports as information 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: Open to local traffic only with one way traffic control due to a slipout. No trucks permitted.
  • Hwy 101: Traffic moving slowly after an accident between Laytonville and Leggett closed the road for hours. It is reopened with one-way controlled traffic. (Click here for more information)
  • 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 now. As we learn details, we will add the information below.

  • Alderpoint Road -carry chains
  • Bair Road – chains Required
  • Bald Hills – chains required
  • Berta Road- flooded
  • Cannibal Island-flooded, closed from Cock Robin to Crab Park
  • Coffee Creek – closed
  • Elk River Road – flooded
  • Graham Road – flooded
  • Greenwood Heights yesterday….[Photo provided by a reader]

    Greenwood Heights – closed between mile marker 4 and mile marker 6.7
  • Hidden Court-closed slide
  • 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
  • Shelter Cove Road-open
  • Shively Road – closed PM 3.5 (detour open to 4-wheel drive vehicles only)
  • Steelhead Road – Slide mile marker .4
  • Westhaven Drive – flooded, one lane
  • Zane Road – flooded

Mendocino County Roads:

The Mendocino Voice, our sister publication, has road information here.

Trinity County Roads:



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