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Holy moly, it’s a soggy one. The latest atmospheric river has been dumping precipitation across our already-waterlogged region, causing widespread flooding, swelling the Eel River beyond its banks and, near the Humboldt-Mendocino County border, collapsing a big section of Hwy. 101.
Caltrans tweeted about the road conditions this morning:
Following slipout activity on US 101 near Cooks Valley in southern Humboldt, 24-7 monitoring continues. If the highway is open, it’s safe. Crews are conducting and planning stabilization efforts including the use of soil nails. Updates here and via https://t.co/faudYOtp7p pic.twitter.com/92P9cw582P— Caltrans District 1 (@CaltransDist1) March 14, 2023
Meanwhile, the County of Humboldt is reporting half a dozen closed roads due to flooding, including Berta Road (near Humboldt Hill), portions of Elk River Road, Old Arcata Road between Jacoby Creek Road and Graham Road, Howard Heights Road and Hookton Road between Clough Road and Eel River Drive.
Stay safe out there, folks.