“Please use caution if you’re driving and stay home if possible. Don’t Drown, Turn Around!”
This is the first official road closure in the wake of the atmospheric river that is currently saturating Mendocino County’s swelling waterways and impacting roadways.
Travel is affected in some areas and we want to provide readers with a comprehensive resource for the status of local roadways. We are monitoring scanner traffic, the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page, and the Caltrans Quickmap to keep readers apprised of the changing conditions.
A precipitation map from the National Weather Service in Eureka describes Mendocino County experiencing between 3-4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in some locations. There are small sections of the precipitation map that indicate rain amounts could have gotten near 5’’.
The Incident Commander is reporting one person is out of the vehicle and he is actively assessing other patients in the vehicle. One patient has reportedly experienced minor injuries as a result of the crash.
“The Division continues to closely monitor hydrologic forecasts and real-time conditions, and will reevaluate the suspensions as conditions and forecasts change.”
“Temporary wet weather trail closures go into effect when two inches of rainfall occur within a 24-hour period or when the soils are saturated. The wet weather off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail closures restrict the use of OHV trails when conditions are too wet to sustain use without causing soil loss, impacting water quality, damaging trail tread and putting public safety at risk.”
“The proclamation enables the counties to access resources under the California Disaster Assistance Act to bolster their recovery efforts, supports impacted residents by waiving fees to replace documents such as driver’s licenses and birth certificates, extends consumer protections and streamlines and expedites the removal of ash and debris, among other provisions.”
Drunk Dialers Be Forewarned: Your Hobby Just Got Three Digits Harder as Ten-Digit Dialing Becomes Required in the 707 Tomorrow
These changes dictated by the Federal Communications Commission require that all phone calls made, even to other 707 numbers, will require dialing the area code first and then the phone number.
“CALFIRE Burn Permits are only for residents who live in the State Responsibility Area (SRA), or where CAL FIRE has jurisdictional authority.”