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101 Freeway Remains Closed, Inundated With Silt Throughout Santa Barbara County; Motorists Advised to Use 5 Freeway

Caltrans is advising drivers to use the 5 Freeway instead. The 101 Freeway is flooded with mud and debris at Olive Mill Road in Montecito. Read the full story on LATimes.com. Tons of the debris flow barreled onto the 101. Update: US 101 NB at SR 126 closure is now open. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The freeway is the prime route between Ventura and Santa Barbara, and the closure is stranding some motorists. All vehicles going northbound on US-101 must exit at or before SR 150 (Casitas Pass). No vehicles will be allowed to travel north of Carpinteria on US-101. The mudslide, which killed at least 15, occurred between Cold Springs and Toro canyons. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
The 101 Freeway through Santa Barbara County is expected to be closed through at least Thursday night due to massive debris dumped on the freeway by the deadly Montecito mudslides. @CHP_SantaBarb @CaltransDist7 @CHP_HQ @Cal_OES pic.twitter.com/1MKLKYOGSu
— CHP Ventura (@CHP_Ventura) January 10, 2018

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