UPDATE 1:55pm, 12/11/17 — Highway 20 between Willits and Fort Bragg has been reopened, though there may be some delays, and it’s unclear if the road is fully opened, or if it’s a one way traffic control situation.
We’ll continue to update.
Here’s the update from CalTrans District 1’s Facebook page:
MENDOCINO Co., 12/11/17 — A big rig overturned on Highway 20 this morning, scattering scrap metal across both lanes of traffic, about three miles east of Highway 1, and leading to the closure of the road. The accident occurred near the Wildwood Campground and the California Highway Patrol reports that clean up could take between three and four hours. The driver was in the vehicle and an ambulance was dispatched, but an early call for a medical helicopter was later canceled. The condition of the driver remains unclear.
Here’s a link to the report from our sister site, with a dramatic picture.
[UPDATE 9 p.m.] Hwy 20 Blocked Near Fort Bragg by Overturned Semi
And here is a link to MendocinoSportsPlus, who was listening to scanner updates:
I drove that road a few years ago in my big Chevy Pick Up with a 11′ slide in camper on board. Beautiful drive but the truckers must not know what speed limit signs are for. They were downright scary dangerous! I thought then even the posted speed limit was a tad too high for such a steep and curvy road. The log haulers were the worst. We have hilly and curvy roads in the Flint Hills of Kansas so CA20 wasn’t my first rodeo.