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PROCESSION FOR FALLEN SHERIFF'S DEPUTY FROM UKIAH TO FORT BRAGG; TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED

Press Release from Caltrans
EUREKA – Caltrans will help provide traffic control at various locations from Ukiah to Fort Bragg in support of a procession on Wednesday, March 26, for Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino who died last week in the line of duty. Up to 1,000 law enforcement vehicles are anticipated to participate.

"As a partner with local law enforcement agencies, we join the community in remembering and honoring Deputy Del Fiorentino's service and sacrifice," Caltrans District 1 Director Charlie Fielder.

The procession will begin in Ukiah between 6:30AM and 7AM, travel north on US Highway 101 to Willits, west on Route 20 to Route 1, then briefly south along Route 1 to Pearl Drive before turning north to arrive at the Georgia Pacific Mill site in Fort Bragg at about 9AM. Caltrans is coordinating with the California Highway Patrol, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department, and other local law enforcement agencies to provide traffic control at major intersections including US Highway 101/Route 20 in Willits, and Route 1/20 and Route 1/Simpson Lane in Fort Bragg. Motorists are advised to avoid these locations if possible, or to anticipate possible 45-minute delays.