Route 101 So. Humboldt Landslide Update-April 3, 2011

According to Kym Kemp: A robo call went out to locals that all school are open tomorrow with regular bus schedules in place.

Photo by Lindsay Locke from her website
The picture is titled "School Tomorrow." Thanks so much to SoHumAwareness for the tweet!

An article in Sunday’s Time-Standard talks about the road work being done on the landslide north of Redway on highway 101. "The area, some 60 miles south of Eureka, will be reopened to one-way controlled traffic between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, said Caltrans spokeswoman Julie East."

"A pilot car will escort motorists through the two southbound lanes while crews remain on hand to monitor the stability of the hillside above."
Read the whole article here

According to a Caltrans news release, dated April 1, 2011:
Caltrans has announced that Route 101 in Southern Humboldt County remains closed due to a large mudslide approximately one mile north of Dean Creek,  approximately 60 miles south of Eureka.  Crews are currently working 24 hours a day to clear the slide as soon as possible.

On Monday, April 4, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the road will be open to one-way controlled traffic.  At that time, motorists should expect delays of up to one hour.  All work is weather dependent.  Caltrans will issue another update by noon on Monday, April 4.

The alternate route for motorists is Interstate 5, which can be reached north of the slide from Routes 36 or 299 and south of the slide by Route 20.  For the most current road information on all State highways, please call 1-800-427-7623 (1-800-GAS-ROAD) or visit the Caltrans Highway Information page at

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