Monday, December 5, 2022

[UPDATE: Roadway Reopens] Vehicle Overturns On Highway 101 Near Leggett Resulting in One-Way Traffic 

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The vehicle is completely blocking one lane. [Photo by Dahlia Cheramy]

Scanner traffic indicates that at approximately 6:00 p.m. a single vehicle overturned on Highway 101 just south of the intersection with Highway 1. 

The accident has resulted in the emergency responders initiating one-way traffic as they work to clear the roadway. 

Initial requests to dispatch for an air ambulance to the scene have been declined due to weather.

The Caltrans Quickmap shows traffic significantly slowed in the area.  

An image sent to us by a reader shows the vehicle overturned in the southbound lane completely blocking it and intruding into the southbound lane as well.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates multiple resources are being released from the scene of the accident and the Incident Commander reported the roadway has reopened.

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.

Please remember, this map is an approximation of the location of the incident.

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