[UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: Roadway Reopened] Humboldt Hill Road Closed as Sheriff’s Deptartment Investigates ‘Suspicious Object’

HCSO EOD Team on scene at 7000 bl of Humboldt Hill Road to investigate a suspicious object. Residents in the 6000-8000 bl are asked to stay inside during investigation. Please avoid area.

HCSO EOD Team on scene at 7000 bl of Humboldt Hill Road to investigate a suspicious object. [Photo tweeted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office]

Humboldt Hill Road is closed in the area of Parkwood Blvd this morning.

According to Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the road is closed in the 7000 block “for a suspicious object.”

We’ll update when we have more information.

Screenshot of Caltrans QuickMap showing traffic impacts on Humboldt Hill Road.

Screenshot of Caltrans QuickMap showing traffic impacts on Humboldt Hill Road.

UPDATE 11:07 a.m.: According to a tweet by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, “Residents in the 6000-8000 bl are asked to stay inside during investigation. Please avoid area.”

UPDATE 11:13 a.m.: Traffic is backing up quite a bit.

Traffic backing up on Humboldt Hill

Traffic backing up on Humboldt Hill. [Photo provided by a reader]

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The Humboldt County Ag Office and the 4H offices in the 5600 block of South Broadway off Humboldt Hill Road are on lockdown. So if you have business there, plan to do something else for a bit.

UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: According to Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the roadway has been reopened. She messaged us, “[The] Object was determined to be modified fireworks taped together. The object was collected and being investigated further. Anyone with information should Contact our office 445-7251.”

The Humboldt County Ag Office and the 4H offices have reopened also.

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5 comments

  • There is some “suspicious”garbage on my road. Should I call the sheriff to pick it up?

  • Do all the idiots who think an object is a “weapon of mass destruction” live on Humboldt Hill?? It sure seems like it. Last time was at the bottom of Humboldt Hill where the ignorant/uneducated/unknowledgeable/loonie thought an object in their backyard was a bomb!!!!!!Holy shit folks-you watch too much garbage and propaganda on tv telling everyone the “bomb squad” with the recent Homeland Security grant with the robot and encasement trailer will make you safe safe safe. BS. Are all you people sheeple and no common sense to make a decision that doesn’t involve a swat like response and cordone off miles in either direction?? Maybe the radiation actually did make you brainless after all. Get those face masks soon-coronavirus is coming to town

  • Or is there some young sketchy Unabomber type growing up in/around humboldt hill?

  • Must have been the box with the fitbit I ordered but was stolen off my porch

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