Sunday afternoon traffic on Highway 101 through Hopland is slowed due to a hazardous materials situation in the roadway.
Originally, around 1:31 p.m., a bag of sulfur reportedly fell into the roadway and began smoking necessitating Hopland Fire, CAL FIRE, and the California Highway Patrol to respond.
Upon arrival, first responders partially blocked a section of Highway 101’s northbound lane as they away Caltrans and a hazardous material team to officially identify the material and then clean the roadway.
Traffic is backed up in both directions and CHP, as well as Hopland Fire personnel, are directing traffic.
UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: The Hopland Fire Incident Commander reported the roadway is clear from the hazardous material and the Caltrans Quickmap indicates traffic is flowing smoothly.
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