Tuesday, December 6, 2022

[UPDATE: Traffic Impacted] Southbound Lane of Highway 101 Blocked Near Ridgewood Summit After Vehicle Crashes into Center Divider


Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate a small sedan struck the center divider on Highway 101 south of the Ridgewood Summit coming to rest in the southbound lane blocking traffic around 11:47 a.m.

Multiple agencies are responding to the scene. First responders are establishing themselves north of the crash site to slow down traffic. The Incident Commander reports there is only 300 feet of visibility due to fog and wants the first responders to station at the scales so traffic slows down.

UPDATE 12:26 p.m.: First responders are still at the scene working to clear the roadway. The CalTrans Quickmap shows that southbound traffic is significantly impacted.

Front-end damage on the vehicle that collided with the center divider [Sent to us by Brandon Lawson]
Caltrans Quickmap screen grab illustrating the significant traffic delay from the collision

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.


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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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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