Friday, December 14, 2018

UPDATE: High Winds Taking Down Trees, Dropping Power Lines

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:39 AM

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UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: All the earlier county roads that were closed are now open. However, Bald Mountain Road at mile marker 3 is closed due to downed trees. Crews recently arrived on site and expect to have the road open soon.

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High winds are knocking down trees and power lines this morning.

There are multiple power outages and closed roads. See here for power outages.

The roads closed as of 10:09 a.m. are:

Kneeland Road by Greenwood Heights Drive. There is a tree down and power lines down. Fire started.

Maple Creek Road east of Blue Lake. There is a tree down.

Murray Road by Central Avenue. There is a three-foot diameter tree blocking the road.

There are other roads with trees down but it isn’t confirmed they have been closed.

Check the CHP Traffic Information Page for the latest information. (Make sure to select Humboldt under Communication Centers).
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “We’re already receiving reports this morning of downed tree limbs and power outages due to high winds. With more wind and rain expected later today, make sure to take caution when traveling to and from your destinations today.”

Fortuna Public Works tweeted, “It’s windy out there today. Remember you can call us at (707)725-1471 with reports of downed trees or tree limbs. @FortunaPolice can dispatch Public Works as well if you call (707)725-7550 (this is especially handy for after office hours)”

If you see problems on county property, try calling Humboldt County Public Works at (707) 445-7421.
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