You can see why 299 is a no go | Caltrans

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: Cal Fire reports that the Carr Fire is now at 3,126 acres with 15% containment.

Caltrans anticipates that Highway 299 near Whiskeytown Lake will remain closed through the rest of today, Tuesday, July 24.

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Original Post: East to west travel is still a bit tricky as Highway 299 remains closed with no estimated time of reopening Tuesday morning. Cal Fire says that the Carr Fire — located near the northwest end of Whiskeytown Lake — stands at 2,500 acres with 5 percent containment and that all road closures and evacuations put in place Monday remain. 

You can still get through, though. A detour down Highway 3 at Douglas City and connecting up to Highway 36 will add a bit of time to your journey, sure. See below for Caltrans’ advice to truckers.