Here’s a map-based rundown of alternative that might get you south or north. None of them are very good at the moment — the current problems of each are listed below, as best we can gather — so if you can cancel your trip, do.

There’s one safe and easy way, if you absolutely gotta get there and you don’t fancy backwoods driving on dirt roads: Hwy 299 to I-5 to Hwy 20. Of course, that’s an all-day drive.

UPDATE, 1:06 p.m.: Click on the Google logo in each of the following maps to go to a full map w/ directions.

UPDATE, Thursday, 12:00 p.m.: See here.


A KHUM listener just reported success getting through on this route, which was battered by storms over the weekend and currently suffering from its own slide/partial closure. The listener said it took two hours, and that more and more cars detouring this way are starting to choke the road. Directions:



County snowplows are out trying to clear the roadway as we speak. If the Highway 101 closure continues, as it looks like it’s going to, this is bound to be the best alternative in the coming days. At this point, though, proceed with extreme caution.



The long way ‘round. We have very little to no information on what conditions are like here.

UPDATE, 12:54 p.m.: A KHUM listener tells us that he just did this route — Alton-Blocksburg-Alderpoint-Garberville — in two hours. Possible?