Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
State Route 36 fully closed due to disabled truck and trailer
From the California Highway Patrol:
As of 9:30 a.m., State Route 36 east of Bridgeville is now open to eastbound and westbound traffic. Thank you for your patience!
Previous press release:
On Wednesday, November 12, State Route 36 east of Bridgeville became fully blocked when a truck and trailer became fully disabled as it attempted to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., the truck and trailer were traveling westbound on State Route 36, east of Bridgeville, near mile post marker 36. State Route 36 at this location narrows to one lane for both eastbound and westbound traffic. As the truck negotiated a right curve in the roadway, the trailer’s right side tires exited the roadway edge, causing the truck and trailer to become fully disabled. The roadway subsequently became impassable for both eastbound and westbound traffic. California Highway Patrol and Caltrans units are currently on-scene. The CHP is coordinating with the tow company to have the truck and trailer removed. The CHP has further coordinated with allied agencies to ensure emergency services are available east and west of the closure.
The CHP estimates this closure to be in effect until approximately 10:00 a.m. We are making every effort to expedite the opening of the roadway and reduce the impact to the community. Updates will be provided via Facebook and Twitter.