[UPDATE 3:05 p.m.] Roads: ‘Significant Snowfall’ Predicted Tonight, Some Snow on 36 and 299 Already


Snow on Vista Point Berry Summit

Berry Summit at Vista Point this morning. [Photo cropped from Caltrans Traffic Cam image taken at 7:30 a.m.]

Though the National Weather Service has predicted “significant snowfall” above “2000 to 3000 feet late tonight through Friday evening,” residents in Kneeland, out Hwy 36 and in other mountainous areas are reporting some snow is already sticking as of early Thursday morning.

Highways 36 and 299 have snowplows working on them but no chains required as of 8 a.m.

UPDATES after 10 a.m.: Added in Green.

Major Highways:

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

  • Hwy 1: Open
  • Hwy 3: Snowy but no chains currently required.
  • Hwy 20: Open
  • Hwy 36: Snowy. Chains required east of Mad River. (See Quickmap for more information)
  • Hwy 96: Open
  • Hwy 101: Open
  • HWY 162: Open
  • Hwy 169: Open


  • Hwy 199: Open. (See Caltrans Traffic Cam)
  • 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 so far:

  • Bair rd- Open from Redwood valley to Hoopa, carry chains
  • Bald Hills Rd- 4 inches new snow, road clear, carry chains
  • Titlow- 5 inches new snow, road open to towers chains required






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