[UPDATE 10:37 a.m.: Now Open] Alderpoint Road Blocked at Upper Sawmill by Big Rig
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the 53-foot semi is hauling household supplies.
UPDATE 8:34 a.m.:According to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol in Garberville, vehicles with 4Wheel Drive are able to get around the truck. However, those without can’t.
In addition, he tells us that the tow truck has to come all the way from Willits so with drive time as well as clear time, the road is not expected to be open for a couple of hours.
He explained that the vehicle is over the advised length for being on the road and said the CHP would do there best to get the road cleared as soon as possible.
UPDATE 9:34 a.m.: According to the Garberville CHP’s Facebook page,
A big rig traveling eastbound on Alderpoint Rd. became stuck and is blocking both lanes of Alderpoint Rd. at Sawmill Rd. It appears the driver was unfamiliar with the area and became stuck after trying to turn around. Officers on scene advise that even though the road is blocked, 4×4 vehicles might be able to get around on the shoulder. Officers are on scene providing traffic control and facilitating the recovery of the big rig. As of 0813 hours, a heavy duty tow truck is in route but traffic on Alderpoint Rd. will most likely be affected for most of the morning. Please you caution if you travel through the area and pay attention to the officers on scene.
UPDATE 10:38 a.m.: According to the CHP’s Facebook page, the roadway is now clear!