[UPDATE 5:14 p.m.] Big Rig Rollover on 101 Near Big Lagoon
A witness at the scene reported to emergency dispatch that the driver was out of the vehicle and appears okay.
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the semi is a Peterbilt tractor loaded with logs.
UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: Hwy 101 is completely blocked, according to Myles Cochrane of Caltrans.
UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: Now there is a request for ambulance for the driver who has chest pains.
UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: Cochrane reports that the road is open to one-way traffic control.
UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: Cochrane said, “Unknown when, but we’re told the road will be closed again briefly in order to upright the big rig and remove it from the closed lane.”
UPDATE 3:43 p.m.: Cochrane said, “Closure should start any minute now and we expect it to last up to 30 minutes.”
UPDATE 4:36 p.m.:The semi has been pulled upright. The photo above and the video below were captured by John Gullam of the Northern California Community Blood Bank. He and three bloodmobiles were on the way back from Del Norte High. (They always welcome your help should you want to donate.)
UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: The roadway is fully open now, according to Myles Cochrane from Caltrans.