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[UPDATE 8:38 p.m.: Roadway Cleared, Traffic Moving] Single Vehicle Rollover on Ridgewood Grade Significantly Impacts Traffic— No Injuries

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Traffic backed up as seen from the CalTrans traffic camera

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate around 7:27 p.m. a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 101 along the Ridgewood Grade near the Golden Rule RV park has significantly impacted northbound traffic. The accident is characterized as non-injury.

The Incident Commander described one lane moving slowly and the other being blocked by the overturned vehicle. The traffic impact is so severe that a first responder described being stuck in the traffic.

CHP and fire personnel are setting up flares and working to solve the traffic issue as they wait for a tow truck has been contacted

[Screenshot from the CalTrans Quickmap]

The Caltrans Quickmap shows the northbound lanes significantly impacted due to the overturned vehicle.

UPDATE 8:38 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the roadway has successfully been cleared. The Caltrans Quickmap indicates the roadway is now moving smoother, but still looks congested as the scene is finalized and traffic begins to move.

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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