State Route 36, east of Bridgeville near mile post marker 37, has been open as of 4:15 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Harvey. The portion of the road was closed this morning around 9:30 a.m. when a big rig with an attached trailer became disabled as it was trying to negotiate a curve.
From earlier today:
State Route 36 east of Bridgeville became fully blocked today when a big rig pulling a modular building became fully disabled as it attempted to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., the big rig was traveling westbound on State Route 36, east of Bridgeville near mile post marker 37. State Route 36 at this location narrows to one lane for both eastbound and westbound traffic. As the big rig negotiated a curve in the roadway, the trailer's right side tires exited the roadway edge, causing the big rig and trailer to become fully disabled. The roadway subsequently became impassable for both eastbound and westbound traffic. California Highway Patrol and Caltrans units are currently on-scene. The CHP is coordinating with the trucking company and tow company to have the big rig and trailer removed. The CHP is further coordinating with allied agencies to ensure emergency services are available east and west of the closure.
The CHP estimates this to be an extended road closure that may extend into Thursday, July 3rd. We are making every effort to expedite the opening of the roadway and reduce the impact to the community. Updates will be provided via the CHP Humboldt and Caltrans District 1 Facebook pages as they become available.