While there’s been a lot of attention on efforts to reopen Highway 101 in Montecito in the wake of the January 9th flooding, two other key state highways in the region are also closed.
Crews are working on a number of damaged sections of Highway 192, which runs through the foothills of Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, and Santa Barbara. Sections of it are open west and east of Montecito, but there’s no official estimate on when it will open in Montecito itself.
Highway 33 north of Ojai could be closed until sometime in February. It’s closed from Fairview Road to Lockwood Valley Road. There are spots with mud, and debris blocking the highway, as well as some damage to parts of the highway’s embankment.