Caltrans Says Highway 101 Will Remain Closed In Montecito Until Monday

Jan 10, 2018

There's mixed news about efforts to get Highway 101 back in operation on the South Coast in the wake of Tuesday's big storm.

Caltrans District 5 officials tell KCLU News that the 101 will remain closed in Montecito until at least Monday.  Crews have been busy trying to clear mud and water from the highway from the San Ysidro Road to Hot Springs Road areas.  They also are trying to clear debris trapped in waterways under the roadway.

The shutdown means motorists are still unable to get past Santa Barbara.

The good news is that midday Wednesday, Caltrans reopened another once closed section of the highway.

The 101 was reopened from Highway 126, in Ventura to Highway 150 in Carpinteria.  You can now travel as far west as Carpinteria, and Summerland.