Rain could shut down Highway 199 this weekend, Caltrans says

DEL NORTE COUNTY, Calif. – Caltrans District 1 says Highway 199 might need to close this weekend depending on weather conditions.

According to officials, a storm is expected to bring a significant amount of rain to the county this weekend.  If the highway isn’t able to stay in a safe condition, it will have to close to traffic.

Caltrans says maintenance crews will be at the burn area, watching out for rockfall and debris slides.

Caltrans says to avoid unnecessary travel Sunday and Monday on Highway 199.

Highway 199 remains fully closed from the Grassy Flat Campground east of Gasquet to Oregon Mountain Road weekdays from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.  The highway is open to one-way controlled traffic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It is also scheduled to be open to one-way controlled traffic on weekends before 8 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

Drivers should expect up to one hour delays when the roadway is open.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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