California wildfires close state highways Numerous Highways in California Closed due to Wildfires

As devastating wildfires tear through Northern California, numerous highways are facing closures within the Golden State. Hundreds of recent lightning strikes in the area have triggered two dozen major wildfires burning a staggering 1.4 million acres since August 15, just ten days ago. Thousands of firefighters with Cal Fire, alongside firefighters from Oregon Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, are working tirelessly to battle the blazes.

 

Numerous California highways have been closed due to the wildfires. Below is the list of routes as well as estimated reopening times (subject to change) as reported by Land Line Media.

  • State Route 1 (both directions) from Route 116 to Fort Ross.
  • State Route 1 (southbound) from San Mateo/Santa Cruz County Line to Tunitas Creek (expected to end at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 31).
  • State Route 1 (both directions) from Mission Street/Shaffer Road to San Mateo County Line.
  • State Route 1 (both directions) from Ragged Point Viaduct to Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
  • State Route 9 (both directions) from Junction Route 236 to San Mateo County Line.
  • State Route 35 (both directions) from San Mateo/Santa Clara County Line to Saratoga Gap (expected to end at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31).
  • State Route 35 (southbound) from SR 84 La Honda Road to San Mateo/Santa Clara County Line (expected to end at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31).
  • State Route 39 (both directions) from San Gabriel River Bridge to East Fork Road.
  • State Route 49 (both directions) from Route 120 to Penon Blanco Road.
  • State Route 70 (both directions) from La Porte Road to 1.2 miles west of Sloat Road.
  • State Route 84 (both directions) from Route 35 to Route 1.California wildfires burn million acres close highways
  • State Route 116 from State Route 1 mile marker 12.2.
  • State Route 120 (both directions) from Jacksonville Road to Old Priest Grade.
  • State Route 121 (northbound) from Vichy Avenue to Route 128.
  • State Route 121 (southbound) from Route 128 to Wooden Valley.
  • State Route 128 (both directions) from Silverado Trail to Monticello.
  • State Route 130 (both directions) from Quimby Road to Santa Clara/Stan County Line.
  • State Route 236 (both directions) from Highway 9 in Boulder Creek to Highway 9 in Watermans.

 

For more updates and to follow the latest on the California wildfires and highway closures,

visit CalTrans’ QuickMap or follow Cal Fire’s Twitter page.

 

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