Power Outages, Roads Closed on North Coast
Power is out in areas of McKinleyville, Rio Dell, Ferndale and Southern Humboldt. Classes have been canceled for all schools in Southern Humboldt, Orick, Rio Dell School District, Samoa Peninsula School District.
The following is a list of current full and partial road closures within unincorporated northern Humboldt County as a result of the current weather conditions. Please keep in mind that weather and roadway conditions will be changing throughout the next few days.
The westbound lane of State Route 299 at mile marker 34.90 is blocked due to a slide. Caltrans is on-scene clearing the roadway. One-way controlled traffic is currently in effect for eastbound and westbound traffic.
State Route 36 at mile marker 21.88 is completely blocked due to a downed tree. A CHP unit is at the scene coordinating the tree removal.
The 8500 block of Centerville Road (4-5 miles south of Ferndale) is completely blocked due to a downed power pole and arcing power lines. Calfire and Humboldt County Roads units are at the scene standing by for PG&E.
The 7200 block of Berta Road is completely blocked due to a downed tree. Humboldt County Roads is in route.
Valley Road is blocked due to a downed tree. Humboldt County Roads is in route.
The CHP advises motorists to drive only if necessary. In the case of an emergency, motorists are advised to dial 911. For non-emergencies, motorists can call the CHP Humboldt Communications non-emergency number at (707) 268-2000. Please reduce your speed, allow for plenty of stopping distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, and allow for increased travel times during inclement weather.