Hwy 101 blocked off by trees, mud near Eureka

A major slide of mud and trees is blocking all lanes of Highway 101 south of Eureka. (Photo submitted to uReport by a local reporter.)

March 30, 2011 9:39:26 PM PDT
A major slide is blocking Highway 101 on the north coast. It occurred Wednesday morning about an hour south of Eureka, at the southern end of the Avenue of the Giants.

Pictures taken by a local reporter show a 50 foot wall of mud and trees blocking the four-lane roadway.

Highway 101 is the only major artery into Humboldt County and there are no detours available for truckers. Caltrans says it could take a couple of weeks to clean up.