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Roadway Clears After Multi-Vehicle Traffic Collision on Highway 20 Near Calpella

Traffic being diverted to Road 144 [Picture provided by Scott Giacomini]

At approximately 2:18 p.m. a traffic collision on Highway 20 near Lake Mendocino involved several vehicle and resulted in four occupants wounded and two requiring extraction.

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicated traffic was “badly backing up” as a result of the traffic collision and one caller reported several cars were overturned in the roadway.

The CalTrans Quick map indicates traffic aroudn the accident is stil significantly impacted

At 3:33 p.m., the Incident Commander reported the vehicle blocking the westbound lane had been moved to the shoulder and the lane would be reopening in the next 20 minutes. At 3:55 p.m., the Incident Commander said the roadway was now clear.

An air ambulance responded to the scene and Highway 20 was blocked both ways while the first responders extracted the occupants and cleared the roadway.


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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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