Photo: Caltrans.

You can’t get to Willow Creek without chains on your Mazda’s tires, as of right now! Says Caltrans Facebook:

R1 chain controls are now in effect at Berry Summit on Route 299 in Humboldt County.

Chains, traction devices or snow tires are required on the drive axle of all vehicles except four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles.


It’s not just 299 that’s been affected. The following county roads have also been impacted by the snow. From the Department of Public Works:

Closures/lane closures:
  • Bair Rd closed from Hoopa to Stover Rd
  • Maple Creek one lane
  • Sprowel Creek closed, tree down 7 miles past airport
  • Shelter Cove carry chains
  • Bald Hills, not plowed
The following roads are not plowed and chains are required:
  • Bair Road
  • Titlow Hill Road
  • Three Creeks Road
 Road plowed, chains are required:
  • Alderpoint Road
  • Bell Springs Road
  • Snow Camp Road
Carrying chains is advised for all roads over the elevation of 750 feet including:
  • Brannon Mountain Road
  • Briceland-Thorne Road
  • Kneeland Road
  • Mattole Road
  • Tim Mullen Road
  • Wilder Ridge Road