Saturday, January 28, 2023

Floodwaters from the Garcia River Close Highway 1 North of Point Arena

The Garcia River spills over its banks and has flooded Highway 1 [Screenshot of a Caltrans Traffic Camera]

Caltrans has announced that Highway 1 has closed north of Point Area after the Garcia River breached its banks and flooded the roadway. Caltrans estimates the earliest the roadway will reopen is sometime next week.

[Screenshot of the Caltrans Quickmap]

This closure is one of a handful in Mendocino County that is commonplace during times of high water. The other roadways often affected are State Route 218 near its intersection with Highway 1, State Route 175 in Hopland, and Ukiah’s Perkins Street as well as Talmage Road.

Check out a comprehensive map of roadways, traffic incidents, and closures here.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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