[UPDATE 11:03 a.m.: Open] Box Truck Crashes, Highway 101 Diminished to One-Lane South of Willits
Traffic on Highway 101 south of Willits on the Ridgewood Grade has been diminished to one lane this morning after a box truck crashed reportedly spilling diesel fuel in the roadway.
The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates a box truck crashed in the southbound lane of Highway 101 around 5:01 a.m. just south of the quarry on the Willits Grade coming to rest near the center divider. Immediately reports of diesel fuel leaking from the wreck into the roadway were sent to the dispatcher.
As a result, Highway 101 has been diminished to a one-way traffic operation from Ridgewood Road to Mariposa Creek Road and hazardous materials crews work to secure the scene. As per the Caltrans Quickmap, officials estimate the road to reopen to full traffic around 10:00 a.m. today.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.