Photo of the rescue provided by the HCSO.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Yesterday at about 10:30 a.m. HCSO was contacted by CHP regarding a stranded motorist located somewhere on Bair Road.
According to CHP, the motorist and three companions had been stranded in the heavy snow all night.

HCSO Search and Rescue was mobilized and the SnoCat was deployed. Deputies and Fish and Wildlife Rangers worked for several hours, navigating through downed trees and deep snow to find the stranded subjects. The team eventually located the stranded subjects, who were okay despite being cold! If you’re traveling in the snow this week be sure to bring along an emergency kit- complete with blankets, water, food, flashlights, and a cellphone battery charger. Find out how to make your kit here:

The Sheriff’s Office service call to the incident. | See more service calls here


Humboldt County road conditions:

Humboldt County Roads crews were out plowing roads and clearing trees until it got dark last night. Here is a list of updated road conditions so far this morning. We will continue to update conditions as we get them. Please slow down and drive safely.

Titlow Hill Road (Horse Mountain) - no new snow overnight, crews are working on clearing it now.

Old Three Creeks Road - no new snow overnight, crews are working on clearing it now.

Bair Road, Redwood Valley to Hoopa - no new snow overnight, crews are working on clearing it now.

Brannon Mountain Road - closed due to tree down across power lines. PG&E working in the area.

Kneeland Road, from Bridgeville to Freshwater - open, carry chains
Maple Creek Road - open to Maple Creek School.

Dyerville Loop Road - carry chains

Johnson Road - open, carry chains

Bald Mountain Road - open, carry chains

All of Mattole Road, Wildcat and Bull Creek - open, carry chains

Wilderidge Road - open, carry chains

Bear River Ridge - open, carry chains