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

Second addendum:
Thanks to Kym


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.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.  For the most current road
information   on   all   State   highways,   please   call   1-800-427-7623
(1-800-GAS-ROAD) or visit www.dot.ca.gov.

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.