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 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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