Highway 101’s north and southbound lane are being shut down by officials north of Willits near Oil Well Hill after a tree fell on powerlines causing smoke and flames.
Officials have closed both lanes as they attempt to secure the scene and clean up the roadway.
Adding to the complexity, there is a medical situation at the Creekside Cabins and RV park north of the closure that Willits-based paramedics can no longer tend to so Laytonville resources are responding.
UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates that Highway 101 has reopened and traffic is moving in both directions.
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Didn’t they just spend 6 months and millions of tax payer dollars clearing trees between Reynolds Highway and Simmons Ridge road. I’m pretty sure that includes Oil Well Hill…