[UPDATE 7:39 p.m.: Open] All Lanes Blocked on Hwy 101 Near the Myers Flat Offramp/Extrication Needed
At approximately 4:54 p.m., a Toyota Tacoma and a semi collided on Hwy 101 near the Myers Flat offramp, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page and scanner traffic. All lanes are blocked. One vehicle has overturned–at this point, it isn’t clear which one.
Please avoid the area by using the Avenue of the Giants if possible.
UPDATE 5:09 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page is now reporting that a white Dodge pickup is on its side after a collision with a sedan and the big rig is not involved he was just assisting.
UPDATE 5:44 p.m.: According to Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, this is a minor injury accident, but “[t]raffic will be detoured to the avenue for the foreseeable future.”
UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: Deputies from the Humboldt CO. Sheriff’s Department are directing traffic and the California Highway Patrol are dealing with the accident.
A reader, Matthew Thompson, sent in this photo of the collision.UPDATE 6:33 p.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, there were three vehicles involved but no injuries!
UPDATE 6:50 p.m.: The road is clear.
UPDATE 7:39 p.m.: A white Dodge pickup and a Toyota Tundra were involved in the accident. Miranda Fire, Cal Fire, Chief Brian Anderson from Redway, Asst. Chief Thomas Norris from Salmon Creek, the CHP, City Ambulance and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department were all on the scene.