U.S. 101 at Last Chance Grade reopens w/traffic controls, check QuickMap before traveling

COURTESY: ANNICK JOSEPH (KIEM)

DEL NORTE COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-U.S. 101 at Last Chance Grade is finally open.

Both Caltrans and contractors are working overtime, trying to keep the portion of U.S. 101 that connects Klamath and Crescent City open, according to Caltrans’ PIO Myles Cochrane.

Students from Margaret Keating School, Crescent Elk, Del Norte High, and Sunset High, hat live south of Last Chance Grade will continue distance learning.

Students who attend Margaret Keating, and are in need of a space to access the internet should contact the school directly at (707) 464-0340.

Food services will be available at Margaret Keating, and can be picked up curbside.

Families will be notified if changes are made, those with questions or concerns can email communications@dnusd.org.

Caltrans plans to keep the highway open to through traffic between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cochrane says motorists should anticipate at least one-hour delays.

“Please keep in mind that everything is going on there is subject to change, so if you head there expect to wait if slide activity does continue you may have to wait even longer,” he said. “We want to let everyone know that we got flaggers there making sure that we are getting people through safely, if you do try to head through expect to wait.”

Motorists attempting to access local roads are being turned around. Cochrane urges motorist to Caltrans’ Facebook page for most up to date information by clicking here.