An aerial photo of the active slide on Highway 36 in Humboldt County | Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 1

UPDATE: Caltrans says they plan to open 36 at 8 a.m. on Monday morning. More details:

“For safety concerns, the section of roadway will only be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and only one vehicle will be allowed through the slide area at a time. Because this is a dynamic situation, this is subject to change. Motorists can anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes or longer if necessary. Routes 20 and 299 are available as state-route detours.”

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Highway 36 remains closed just west of Grizzly Creek, between Carlotta and Bridgeville, due to an active slide. As of this morning, there is no estimated time for reopening the roadway.

“The aerial photo shows just how large the slide area is … Once we do open Route 36, it is possible traffic will be limited to daylight hours in order to maximize monitoring visibility,” according to a Facebook post from Caltrans District 1. “Routes 20 and 299 are available as state-route detours.”

Keep an eye on Caltrans Quickmap or the Caltrans District 1 Facebook page for current road conditions. We’ll update when we know more.


Map of Caltrans closure. If the big STOP sign isn’t appearing in the center at the time you read this, then the road has been reopened.