State Route 175 between Hopland and Lake County is currently closed due to a semi-truck blocking the roadway. A Tweet from Caltrans District 1 indicates there is no estimated time of reopening.
A post on the California Highway Patrol Clearlake’s Facebook page reads, “SR-175 is blocked near the Lake/Mendocino county line due to an overlength big rig. Use an alternate route or expect a long delay.”
According to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page, the vehicle became stuck at at approximately 4:32 p.m. The rear axle of the semi-truck went down the embankment and became stuck in a guard rail. Semi-trucks are on scene and a heavy-duty is available if needed.
CHP Clear Lake’s Public Information Officer Joel Skeen added that, “nobody was injured in the crash.”
Officer Skeen wants to remind the public that “SR-175 from US-101 to Lakeport has a 39’ maximum vehicle length due to the narrow windy road. Please use a commercial map and plan your route accordingly if you are a commercial driver. “
UPDATE 8:11 p.m.
CHP Clear Lake’s Public Information Officer Joel Skeen told us that the roadway has been cleared and has been reopened to thru-traffic.