[UPDATE 2:46 p.m.] 101 Blocked by Head on Traffic Collision Across the River From Phillipsville
At approximately 1:20 p.m., two vehicles crashed and overturned blocking Hwy 101 across the Eel River from Phillipsville. A white Ford Explorer and a grey sedan are both on their roof.
All four lanes are blocked. At least one person has major injuries.
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that all the previously trapped parties are free but it says that one of the previously trapped parties has an “obvious leg deformity.”
UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: The Avenue of the Giants is a good detour. Take either the Miranda exit if coming from the north or the furthermost south end of the Avenue if coming from the south.
UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: “We have three patients,” reports the Incident Commander.
UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: We’re hearing that one lane is open for one way controlled traffic. Please consider using the Avenue responsibly for a while longer.UPDATE 2:46 p.m.: Southbound traffic has been diverted to a northbound lane. Northbound traffic is in the other northbound lane. There is still quite a bit of debris in all lanes, according to numerous readers.