UPDATE 12:00 p.m.: It looks as though both highways are open to one-way controlled traffic, according to Caltrans Quickmap. 


Our friends at Caltrans have informed us that both highways 299 and 36 are closed due to active rock slides this morning.

Highway 299 is closed in both directions at post mile 5.9, east of Hawkins Bar in Trinity County. Caltrans crews are on site conducting slide removal operations. There is currently no estimated time of reopening.

Highway 36 is closed in both directions near post mile 16.2, west of Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park in eastern Humboldt County. There is no estimated time for reopening.

Keep an eye on Caltrans Quickmap or the Caltrans District 1 Facebook page for current road conditions. We will continue to update this post as well.


A handful of local rivers are forecast to reach flood stage at some point today, including the Eel River at Fernbridge. As of this writing, Highway 211 remains open to one-way controlled traffic. You can find more information from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at this link.

Stay safe out there!