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Mendocino County Sheriff: Highway 101 is Now Open

Crews working to reopen Hwy 101 after the Oak Fire closed it. [All photos from Caltrans]

Just before 8:30 p.m. Highway 101 reopened to through traffic. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department Twitter account, tweeted, “Highway 101 is now open ! Please share!”

The main artery from Oregon to Los Angeles has been closed since September 7 after a quick burning fire send residents fleeing.

The Sheriff’s Department’s tweet warned that this does not mean other roads in the area of the Oak Fire have also reopened. The account particularly noted, “But Brooktrails is NOT open.”

UPDATE 9:45 pm

Mendocino County Sheriff Tweeted a picture of a Cal Trans sign confirming that Highway 101 is officially open.

Thank you to Kym Kemp’s Redheaded Blackbelt for letting MendoFever use this piece.

Caltrans at the closure.

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