Roads and weather, April 18: Bell Springs Road open to locals

Slight chance of showers in Mendo today.

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MENDOCINO Co., 4/18/2017 — Bell Springs Road, which was blocked by a moving van last night, is re-opened to locals only. Sheriff Tom Allman reports that this road is not suitable as a detour around the slide on Highway 101 and recommends Highway 20 as a much longer alternative, but also much safer.

The 101 is still fully closed from 15 miles south of Garberville to the junction of State Route 1.

State Route 1 is fully closed from 1.45 miles south of Mill Bank Resort to South Fork Eel River.

One of four lanes of the 101 is closed from Cedar Creek Culvert to Scandia, just before Leggett. Work is also being done on the 101 at .37 miles south of Bridges Creek Bridge and .5 miles north of Dora Creek Bridge.

Iversen Road in Anchor Bay was blocked by a tree early this morning. The tree is cleared, but some debris remained, as of 6:03am.

There is one-way traffic on Route 175 from Buckman Drive to a private road.

Slight chance of showers in parts of Mendocino County today:

A series of weak storm systems is expected at sea today. Southwest winds are 5 knots, shifting tonight to southwest, 5 to 10 knots. Waves are southwest 6 feet at 7 seconds, increasing slightly tonight to west, 7 feet at 12 seconds. There is a slight chance of showers at sea today.

In Point Arena, the forecast is mostly sunny, with a high around 58, dropping to 47 tonight. A west northwest wind is puffing 6 to 9 miles per hour, expected to shift to the northwest tonight and become light and variable.
In Fort Bragg, there is a 20% chance of showers before noon. Then the forecast is mostly sunny, with a high around 60, dropping to 43 tonight. A calm wind will become west southwest this evening, then light and variable.
In Willits, there is a 20% chance of showers before 11am. Then the forecast is mostly sunny, with a high around 62, dropping to 40 tonight. A calm wind will become west southwest this evening.
In Ukiah, there is a 20% chance of showers before 11am. Then the forecast is mostly sunny, with a high around 65, dropping to 39 tonight. A calm wind will turn west tonight, puffing at around 6 miles per hour.

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