Roads and weather, April 21, Vehicle vs. power pole in Ukiah

One-way traffic on 175 continues.

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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.

In Point Arena, the forecast is mostly sunny, with a high around 64, dropping to 50 tonight. A north northwest wind is expected to blow 9 to 11 miles per hour, subsiding slightly to 6 to 11 miles per hour tonight.
In Fort Bragg, the forecast is mostly sunny, with a high around 68, dropping to 45 tonight. A light and variable wind is expected to turn west northwest and puff at 5 miles per hour into the afternoon, then turn light and variable again.
In Willits, the forecast is mostly sunny after 8am, with a high around 77, dropping to 43 tonight. A calm wind is expected to turn west and puff at 5 miles per hour into the afternoon, then turn calm again in the evening.
In Ukiah, the forecast is sunny, with a high around 80, dropping to 45 tonight. A calm wind is expected to turn west and puff at 5 miles per hour this afternoon, then turn light and variable in the evening.

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