Tree fall causes temporary closure of Highway 101

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – Officials responded to a report of a large redwood tree blocking the road causing Highway 101 to temporarily close.

The incident happened Wednesday evening on Highway 101 and was closed from Pepperwood to Redcrest to help clear up the road. Several vehicles were impacted and sustained damages.

Traffic was redirected to the Avenue of the Giants for several minutes. However, all lanes have now been cleared.