MENDOCINO Co., -- At around 3am today, there was a hit and run involving a power pole in the 2600 block of North State Street near Hensley Creek Road in Ukiah. The power pole was sheared off and lines were down in the street. Vehicles in the parking lot of a nearby business were also damaged. No injuries were reported.
There are two one-way traffic control sites on Route 175 today. One is at the entrance to Motorcycle Park, and the other is at Buckman Drive.
CalTrans, CHP, and the counties of Mendocino and Humboldt have agreed to close Bell Springs Road, after a number of accidents. Bell Springs Road and Usal Road are not detours around the 101, which is closed due to a slide. Usal Road is blocked by a locked gate. Detours on safe, paved state routes could take six or seven hours.
Temperate on the coast today, starting to heat up inland:
A weak front is approaching the coastal waters this weekend. The northwest winds are 5 to 10 knots today, expected to shift the southwest tonight, and continue to blow at 5 to 10 knots. Waves are west 7 feet at 12 seconds, expected to subside to 4 feet at 13 seconds tonight.