MENDOCINO Co. 1/26/2017 -- CalTrans is doing maintenance at the south end of the Willits bypass today.
One of the inmates who walked away from Alder Camp, a minimum-security work camp in Del Norte county, is still at large. Motorists are advised not to pick up hitchhikers in the area. Here's a picture of Brian Schueren, the missing inmate, courtesy of Kym Kemp at Redheaded Blackbelt:
The sheriff's office reports that choppers will be flying low in Mendocino and Sonoma counties again today so that foresters for PG&E can inspect trees near power lines. Here's a quote from the sheriff's Facebook page:
In Mendocino County, helicopters will fly along Highway 128 (Anderson Valley Hwy), Booneville Ukiah Rd. (253) and Flynn Creek Road over the towns of Booneville and Philo and the communities of Ingram, Yorkville, Soda Springs, Hendy Grove, Reilly Heights, Navarro and Comptche.
Residents are advised that the helicopter will fly low – about 200 to 300 feet – along distribution power lines.
PG&E is using a contract helicopter service to fly foresters to check affected trees.
Depending on clear weather conditions, flights will occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Clear skies in Mendo county today. Here's the forecast, courtesy of the U.S. National Weather Services Facebook page: