WATCH: Giant Rockslide Falls on Highway 101 in Northern California

A substantial hillside collapse occurred along U.S. Highway 101 in Klamath, California, near the Oregon border, showcasing the intense impact of this winter’s atmospheric river storms. Captured by Caltrans cameras on a rainy Friday night, the landslide sent debris tumbling onto the highway, fortunately without resulting in any injuries.

Watch the video captured by CalTrans:

The roadway was closed for some time, but reopened to traffic on Friday. Vehicles traveling in the area should expect delays in the coming week.

This winter’s series of atmospheric rivers have drenched the region, with Crescent City, located nearby, recording around 3 inches of rainfall from the latest storms. The forecast suggests no reprieve, as two more atmospheric river systems are expected to hit the area this weekend and into the following week, potentially exacerbating the situation.

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  1. The statement that 101 “reopened to traffic Friday” is erroneous. The “roadway” closed shortly after 7PM Friday evening and was closed for 12-3/4 hours; reopening at 8AM Saturday. I was there, heading home to Klamath, Friday evening, after grocery shopping in Crescent City & one of the first to be turned back. Spent the night in my truck, checking frequently for updates on my cell; eventually getting a reopening time of “0830-0900”, but Caltrans beat that, when at 7:55AM, I saw a “hay hauler” heading up the mountain. I was home an hour later.

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