Thursday, March 30, 2023

[UPDATE 11:06 a.m.: Traffic Flowing] Motorcyclist Dies After Accident North of Novato— Highway 101 Southbound Significantly Impacted

Real-time footage of the continuing traffic impacts of this morning’s crash between Petaluman and Novato

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates this morning at approximately 6:36 a motorcycle accident north of Novato tragically resulted in the motorcyclist’s death.

Caltrans Quickmap showing significant traffic delays as a result of this morning’s fatality

Highway 101 southbound is now significantly delayed between Petaluma and Novato potentially impacting commuters. The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page indicates as of 9:05 a.m. all lanes are now open. Real-time Caltrans Traffic Cameras show otherwise, as does the Caltrans Quickmap.

For those that might be thinking this is well south of Mendocino County, our normal beat, we will be working to report on any sort of incident that can affect the comings and goings of Mendocino County. This includes incidents that can affect travel to a from Mendocino County.

UPDATE 11:06 a.m.: As per the Caltrans Quickmap, traffic is now flowing smoothly on Highway 101.

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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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. 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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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