Sunday, January 29, 2023

SR-175 Between Hopland and Lakeport Heavily Impacted— Three Inches of Snow— Vehicles Stuck

CalTrans Crews and the California Highway Patrol are stretched thin this evening as winter weather bore bears down on the Mayacama Mountain closing State Route 20 temporarily and now State Route 175 between Hopland and Lakeport.

Officials on the scene have been gauging the impact of snow on commuters since 6:30 p.m. Multiple vehicles were stuck including a UPS truck.

Around 7:00 p.m. vehicles without four-wheel drive were being actively turned around. At approximately 7:20 p.m., officials spoke to shutting down the roadway on the Mendocino County side but that has not become official.

SR-175 heavily congested as seen in this screenshot of the Caltrans Quickmap

SR-175 and SR-20 are the primary east-to-west routes between Mendocino and Lake Counties. Since SR-20 was shut down earlier this evening, congestion could be exacerbated due to commuters attempting to cross the county line via a different route.

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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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