Roads: Snow Tonight and Snow Tomorrow

Caltrans dump truck plowing road

Background photo by Jacob Whitney taken 1/2/17

Winter weather poured a layer of white over the Emerald Counties today. According to the National Weather Service,

Between today and Saturday, multiple waves of snow showers will result in a steady accumulation of snow above [1500 feet], resulting in heavy total accumulations. Some highway passes on Highways 299, 36 and 3 may see as much as 4 to 8 inches of snow per day, particularly the higher passes. Even Highway 101 will likely see some accumulations in elevated areas like Rattlesnake and Prairie Creek Summits. Mountainous areas above 3500 feet will likely see multiple feet of snow before all is said and done.

Below is what we currently know about the roads. We will update new information in green. Please consider not traveling if possible.

Major Highways:

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

  • Hwy 1: Open
  • Hwy 3: Chains required on and off from Hwy 36 through Weaverville (See Quickmap for more information)
  • Hwy 20: Open but icy in spots. One accident near Redwood Valley at 7 a.m.
  • Hwy 36: Snowy consider carrying chains. Chains required from Van Duzen Road to Knob.(See Quickmap for more information)
  • Hwy 96: Open
  • Hwy 101: Open
  • HWY 162: Open
  • Hwy 169: Open


  • Hwy 199: Open but snowy. (See Caltrans Traffic Cam)snow on 199 3/1/18


  • Hwy 211: Open (Check out the Fernbridge live cam)
  • Hwy 254 (Avenue of the Giants): Open
  • Hwy 255: Open
  • Hwy 271: Open
  • Hwy 299: (See Quickmap for more information)

Humboldt County Roads:

Here is what we know now. As we learn more, we will add the information below.

The following roads are opened with conditions:

  • Bald Hills Rd 4 inches new snow. Rd open with chains required.
  • Barrys Rd road open, chains Required.
  • Bair Rd 4 in new snow and still snowing. Road open from the store to Hoopa. Chains are required.
  • Horse Mountain Road (aka Titlow Hill Road) – chains required on all vehicles




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