Wednesday, May 31, 2023

[UPDATE: Roadway Open]Downed Tree Blocks Highway 128 East of Flynn Creek Road

A tree blocking both lanes of Highway 128 [Photograph by Anya Farquhar]

A tree has fallen across Highway 128 east of Flynn Creek Road as of 3:20 p.m. blocking both the west and eastbound lanes for an indefinite length of time.

A community member sent us an image of the blocked roadway with a line of cars stacking up. We were told that Caltrans is on the scene and expressed to commuters it could be a “couple hours” before the roadway is cleared.

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page confirms the incident at this point but has not detailed the closure of the roadway.

UPDATE 6:36 p.m.: The roadway is now open.

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 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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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