“On 06/15/2021, at approximately 0706 hours, a motor home with a solo occupant was traveling on US-101 northbound at mile post marker 4.32 and veered to the left across the center median and into the southbound lane were it collided head on with a Mack Semi truck hauling paper.”
[Update: Both Lanes Reopened] Head-On Collision Leaves One Dead and Traffic Stopped on Highway 101 South of Hopland
A head-on collision between a big rig and a motorhome south of Hopland has left at least one person dead and Highway 101 littered with debris blocking the southbound lane.
Ukiah’s South State Street Temporarily Closed After Two-Vehicle Traffic Collision Leaves Lanes Blocked
“Wabash Incident” Commander reports all parties are outside of their vehicles walking and both the northbound lane and the turn lane are currently blocked.
[Update: Roadway Clear] Highway 162 Diminished to One-Way Traffic After Semi-Truck Flips Spilling Soil Across Roadway
CHP Garberville’s Public Information Officer Rick Fowler confirmed that the westbound lane is shut down and the roadway is limited to one-way controlled traffic.
A witness told us she was in the Starbuck’s drive-thru line when one of the vehicles seemingly ran a red light resulting in the collision and one of the vehicles almost went over the roadside embankment into the Starbucks line.
“PG&E subcontractors will be working on Chestnut Street near Spring Street tomorrow Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, 2021. This work is anticipated to be conducted from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.”
“During 2020, the City of Willits experienced 83 reported traffic accidents. So far in 2021, we have seen a significant reduction of 23 reported accidents which we believe is partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Fires, Car Crashes, Mudslides and Power Outages: Lightning and Rain Strain Mendocino County First Responders This Afternoon
Fortunately, in many cases, firefighters have reported that fires have “put themselves out” due to the significant moisture brought about by the storm system.
Lightning Strike Causes Vehicle to Plow into Power Pole Near Willits Scales; Multiple Other Crashes Including Head-on Requiring Medevac
The scanner is chaotic right now with multiple incidents associated with the afternoon storm system that brought lightning and rains to the area.
At approximately 10:45 a.m today., scanner traffic indicates a Subaru Crosstrek rolled over on Highway 20 west of Willits.. The driver was able to self-extricate and experienced a minor injury from the accident.