[UPDATE: 101 has Reopened] Highway 101 Shutdown Between Calpella and Willits After Semi-Truck Jackknifes and Spills Diesel

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About 9:45 a.m., a semi truck jackknifed on Hwy 101 between Willits and Calpella shutting down Hwy 101, according to an alert sent out by the California Highway Patrol.

No one was injured, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. However, the same source indicates there was a large spill of diesel in the southbound lanes.

At this point, there is no estimated time of reopening.

Reprinted with the permission of Kym Kemp’s Redheaded Blackbelt

UPDATE 10:28 a.m.

The Caltrans District 1 Facebook page states, “Northbound U.S. 101 is closed six miles north of Calpella in Mendocino County due to a traffic incident. The southbound lane is open to traffic. No estimated for reopening. We’ll provide updates as they become available.”

UPDATE 10:44 p.m.

California Highway Patrol published these photographs of the incident on their Facebook page.

Scanner traffic indicates Caltrans will be “taking over the incident” and the crash should be cleaned up in the next hour and a half.

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