(PICTURES) UPDATE: Southbound 101 Closed at Loleta as Emergency Workers Deal With Big Rig Crash
Photos by Bayley Brown.
UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.:
KHUM DJ Bayley Brown reports from the scene that crash involved three vehicles, a big rig, a tractor, and an SUV.
CHP Officer J Keller told Brown on scene that the cause of the crash is still being investigated and that DUI does not appear to be a factor.
The roadway has been cleared and that traffic is moving slowly.
UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Dispatch seems to indicate that everything has been moved over to the shoulder and lanes are open. It’ll probably still be slow going through the crash area, though.
Traffic on southbound Highway 101 is being detoured onto side streets at the moment, after a two-vehicle crash involving a big rig closed both lanes of the road.
California Highway Patrol dispatch reports is categorizing this a “minor injury” collision.
Follow updates from CHP dispatch below.
 16-R1 HAS VISUAL FROM NB SIDE/DUMP TRUCK AND SUV BLOCKING ALL LANES/NEED 1185 FOR SUVALL PARTIES OUT OF THE VEH/POSS 1182
 16-R1 CLYDES IS STUCK IN TRAFFIC WITH EMPTY FB, IF WE CAN USE 1185, THEY CAN BE THERE WITHIN 2 MINS
 1039 CLYDES WILL RESPOND
 A16-031 DIVERT TRAFFIC OFF AT LOLETA/FOR CT
 A16-031 BIG RIG 1185
 [Notification] [CHP]-CAL TRANS WILL BE ENRT FRM SHIVELY SHORTLY
 16-S1 SEND 16-22 TRAFFIC CONTROL OVER LOLETA GRADE
 [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 HUMBOLDT TOWING 707-442-4537/WILL 1021 IF THEY CAN HANDLE
 [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1181-Trfc Collision-Minor Inj by CHP
 16-R1 ALL VEHS ON THE RHS/IN THE PROCESS OF OPENING LANES NOW
 16-S1 BRINGING BREAK UP LOLETA GRADE
 A16-031 ALL LANES OPEN/EVERYTHING ON THE RHS
 [Notification] [CHP]-HUMBOLDT TOW IS STUCK IN TRAFFIC IF A UNIT WANTS TO ESCORT THEM TO THE SCENE
 A16-031 NEG/THEY WILL GET THERE AS TRAFFIC ALLOWS
 A16-031 INFO FOR HUMBOLDT TOW - PER DRIVER, CANCEL HUMBOLDT TOW, HE WILL MAKE HIS OWN ARRANGEMENTS
 1039 HUMB TOW WILL 1022
 16-S1 CT HAS #2 LANE CLOSED FROM HOOKTON PAST FOLLEY FOR REPAIR
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