About 6:11 a.m., a driver in a big rig observed a pickup that had gone off Hwy 101 and about 100 feet over the bank and into water near Bell Springs Road. Emergency personnel requested an air ambulance for the occupant.
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, northbound traffic is being diverted into the southbound and eventually both directions may need to be closed.
The Ford F150 has major front-end damage.
The number 2 or outside northbound lane is shut down for retrieval of the vehicle as of around 7:40 a.m.
UPDATE 8:53 am.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information page indicates both the #1 and #2 lanes northbound Highway 101 have been closed as crews work to extricate the vehicle from down the embankment.
The following images of this incident were sent to us by a resident in Northern Mendocino County.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.