UPDATE 10:50 p.m. — The CHP is now reopening the 101 in both directions.
UPDATE 10:10 p.m. — The CHP is in the process of reopening the southbound lanes of the 101.
MENDOCINO Co., 1/8/19 — U.S. Route 101 is currently closed in both directions in Redwood Valley, from West Rd. to State Route 20. The closure was made at around 9:30 p.m. and has been caused by a major crash on the 101, which resulted in debris being strewn across the freeway and an air ambulance being called to the scene. Apparently, the road was closed at least partially to fascinate the landing of the copter.
Southbound traffic is being diverted onto West Rd. while northbound traffic is being diverted east, onto Hwy. 20.
No word on expected opening time.