UPDATE 9:22 A.M. — One-way traffic control should be in place within two hours and will last through late tonight and possibly into tomorrow morning.
MENDOCINO Co., 8/15/22 — U.S. Highway 101 is closed approximately 8 miles north of Hopland, just south of Retech, and just after a traffic collision. There is no current detour available. Emergency crews and tow trucks on the scene working to clear the roadway.
The accident involved multiple vehicles including a semi-truck carrying 50,000 pounds of cement, according to the CHP incident page, and occurred around 6:20 a.m. According to the Hopland Fire Protection District, the big rig spilled fuel in addition to cement mix, and three patients were transported with minor injuries. A Hazmat team is responding to assist with the cleanup.
This is a developing situation and information may change. We’ll update this article as more information becomes available. The most recent information will be updated at the top of the article, with the earlier reports below.