I just received a telephone call from a reputable source telling me that 101 is closed north of Dean Creek. Any information would be helpful.
Addendum: Kym has confirmed with the CHP
Thanks to Kym
ROUTE 101 CLOSED NORTH OF GARBERVILLE DUE TO MUDSLIDE
Eureka – Caltrans has announced that Route 101 in Southern Humboldt County
is closed due to a large mudslide approximately one mile north of Dean
Creek. Caltrans crews are currently onsite and assessing the situation.
No estimated time of opening is currently available. Caltrans will issue
another update by 2:00 PM today.
Also, KMUD has photos, as does Kym through the link above (including an aerial photo provided by Mark Lovelace).
Third addendum: Thanks to Matthew Owen for forwarding to me some of the photographs which have been posted on other blogs. This one from the CHP says it all. Click on it to enlarge.
Fourth addendum: Hank Sims has maps and analysis of the alternate routes. Thanks to Sohum Awareness for the link.
Fifth addendum: The latest information I’m getting of one-way traffic on 101 is Monday morning.
Sixth addendum: Kym reports that they’ve punched through an emergency road.