[UPDATE 9:39 a.m.] Convoy Headed East on 299
Law enforcement heading east on 299 this morning. [From Caltrans QuickMap’s traffic cam]
This morning about 6:30 a.m. a convoy of law enforcement began gathering at Vista Point on Berry Summit out Hwy 299. A reader reported seeing Sheriff vehicles and US Forest Service vehicles as well as a chipper parked there. [From later information, we believe these were Department of Fish and Wildlife vehicles.] He described seeing over 10 vehicles which fits with the number of vehicles seen in these shots from Caltrans Traffic Cams.
An enlarged version of the photo above.
The vehicles are seen heading east on 299 at 7:30 a.m. With the chipper present, the convoy is most likely headed to a marijuana grow.
We’ve requested more information from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
Early birds from the convoy wait for the rest to arrive. [Image from Caltrans Traffic Cam]
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: This is a Department of Fish and Wildlife convoy. See earlier story about the difficulty in obtaining information on actions headed by Fish and Wildlife.