Highway 101 Open as of Tuesday Morning

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Highway 101 Open as of Tuesday Morning
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Update by the California Highway Patrol
8:30 a.m., March 13, 2018

US 101 is currently open and being closely monitored by the CHP. The heaviest rainfall is predicted from 10 am to 1 pm. If necessary US 101 will be closed. We do not want to close the freeway but will if there is a safety risk to the motoring public.

Source: California Highway Patrol
March 12, 2018

The California Highway Patrol will be monitoring the storm anticipated to arrive the morning of Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7AM to 1 PM very closely. The CHP will determine if public safety is at risk and if the US 101 needs to be closed.

The freeway will remain open until it is determined there is a risk to public safety. If there is a risk to public safety, US 101 will be shut down immediately without notice. If the US 101 needs to be closed at anytime, the CHP will continue to monitor the storm and debris flow to ensure the freeway opens back up as quickly as possible.

The storm is anticipated to arrive during the morning commute hours. The CHP is requesting that everyone stay away from the area in case the storm causes debris flow requiring US 101 to be closed. The CHP is concerned with public safety and does not want anyone to get caught in a debris flow or to be stranded on the freeway for any amount of time.

We ask for the public to remain alert and to slow down while they are driving in the rain.

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CivilEngineer Mar 13, 2018 01:10 PM
Highway 101 Open as of Tuesday Morning

I called my work and told them that the CHP asked me to stay off of the freeway but they were not sympathetic at all. No work, no pay, they said. Luckily the 0.30 inches of rain they've had today wasn't enough to close the road.

a-1545226248 Mar 13, 2018 08:14 AM
Highway 101 Open as of Tuesday Morning

Is that what you read? I read that because of the risk of debris flow they are asking that people exercise caution and not use the freeway unless you have to. The fewer people caught in a debris flow the better... yeah, THAT would be a tough commute.

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