Saturday, September 23, 2023

[UPDATES] Mendocino County: As Snow Falls, Roads Are Closing, Travelers Stranded—Here’s What We Know

State Route 20 west of Willits [Photograph from the Caltrans Traffic Camera]

Snow is falling and travelers are finding themselves mired in winter conditions throughout the county. We reviewed the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Page and the Caltrans Quickmap to provide as much information as possible regarding ongoing road closures and hazards.

Please, if you know of other closures of county, private, or city roads, let us know by commenting below or emailing us at matthewplafever@gmail.com.

Finally, if you don’t need to travel, just don’t.

Highway 101 conditions as it was shut down this afternoon [Picture from Caltrans]

Highway 101 (UPDATED 9:54 p.m.)

A large portion of Highway 101 in Northern Mendocino County is closed down between Cummings and Reynolds Highway after dozens of motorists found themselves stranded this evening. Laytonville has opened up a winter shelter at Harwood Hall (44400 Willis Avenue) for stranded travelers.

There are reportedly over 300 trees and downed power lines in the area of Leggett suggesting the full closure will last throughout the night.

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UPDATE 9:54 p.m.

The north and southbound lanes of Highway 101 along the Ridgewood Grade are shut down due to the snow conditions.

Hopland Fire working incidents this evening [Picture from their Facebook page]

State Route 175

The corridor between Hopland and Lake County has closed after heavy snow has left the road impassable and multiple trees down in the area.

State Route 20 west of Upper Lake

State Route 20

State Route 20 shut down near Witter Springs, a few miles beyond the Mendocino/Lake County line

State Route 253

Snow has closed this roadway east of Boonville.

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Highway 1 (UPDATE 9:45 p.m.)

State Route 1 will be closed from Rockport to Hardy Creek through the night. Caltrans will reportedly be working to sand the roadway through the night.

State Route 128

SR 128 is reportedly blocked east of Yorkville after multiple vehicles found themselves stalled in the middle of the roadway.

Mountain View Road

Mendocino County Roads has announced on Facebook that Mountain View Road from Highway 128 to Highway 1 is closed due to heavy snow.

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  1. 🙏🏻❄️❄️Any shelter for the homeless in UKIAH???❄️❄️❄️❄️ Their homeless shelter is FULL. Is there EMERGENCY SHELTER for houseless wet freezing HUMANS???❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️♥️

  2. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
    THERE ARE PEOPLE FREEZING IN NICE, ca in their little trailers in the little trailer parks. Their power has been out all night and they have frozen pipes. No supplies.

    4017 East HWY. 20 #4
    Nice, Ca.

    Please??? He has no car and no heat. Some vulnerable people in that park ♥️♥️♥️

  3. PG&E PLEASE get the power back on in NICE, CA. My loved one is freezing and I can’t get to them. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP.

    ❄️♥️❄️ PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE AND HAVE THE MEANS…. Check on your neighbors.It could mean the difference between life and death. ❄️❄️💔❄️❄️♥️❄️❄️💔❄️❄️

  4. Is there anyone out there in the snow that knows of places in Lake County or Mendo County that people in need can get a

    1.Warm free cup of coffee/ tea ?
    2.Phone charge
    3.A place to thaw out temporarily or overnight?

    Is there anyone out there who is desperately needing help?

    • I don’t mean to be unsympathetic or rude but you obviously have a device that you can call for or lookup info on all your inquiries. Your efforts are wasted here, friend.

      • ❄️♥️❄️ Yes. Thank you. I did figure that part out… finally, duh. I’m not really good at this whole internet thing.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
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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