Montecito Road Closures

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(Photos by Mike Eliason/ SBCFD and Caltrans)

Update by California Highway Patrol
12:12 p.m., January 27, 2018

SURFACE STREET CLOSURES

  • SR-192 AT LOWER TORO CANYON ROAD
  • SR-192 AT UPPER TORO CANYON ROAD
  • SR-192 AT PARRA GRANDE LANE
  • PARRA GRANDE LANE AT RIVEN ROCK ROAD
  • E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE AT RIVEN ROCK ROAD
  • SAN YSIDRO LANE AT E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE
  • PARK LANE AT E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE
  • SR-192 AT W. GLEN OAKS DRIVE
  • SR-192 AT MOORE ROAD
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD
  • N. JAMESON LANE AT SANTA ISABEL LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT OAK ROAD
  • SR-192 JUST EAST OF ROMERO CREEK BRIDGE
  • SR-192 JUST WEST OF ROMERO CREEK BRIDGE
  • SR-192 AT SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD
  • ASHLEY ROAD N/OF AYALA LANE
  • E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE AT COLD SPRINGS ROAD

 

Update by California Highway Patrol
12:21 p.m., January 25, 2018

SURFACE STREET CLOSURES

  • SR-192 AT LOWER TORO CANYON
  • SR-192 AT LADERA LANE
  • SR-192 AT SHEFFIELD DRIVE
  • SR-192 AT HOT SPRINGS
  • SR-192 AT PICACHO LANE
  • SR-192 AT SANTA ANGELA LANE
  • SR-192 AT SAN YSIDRO ROAD
  • SR-192 AT HODGES LANE
  • SR-192 AT PERIWINKLE LANE
  • SR-192 AT EL BOSQUE ROAD
  • SR-192 AT LIVE OAKS ROAD         
  • SR-192 AT MOORE ROAD
  • SR-192 AT PRIVATE ROAD JUST EAST OF ROMERO CREEK BRIDGE
  • SR-192 AT SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD
  • LADERA LN. VIOLA LANE
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT E. PEPPER LANE
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD
  • N. JAMESON LANE AT SANTA ISABEL LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT OAK ROAD
  • MIDDLE ROAD AT MESA ROAD
  • ASHLEY ROAD N/OF AYALA LANE
  • E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE AT COLD SPRINGS ROAD

 

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff
12:00 p.m., January 24, 2018

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has announced that effective at 12 P.M. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, evacuation orders and warnings will be lifted for parts of Montecito. Additionally, the U.S. 101 on- and off-ramps for San Ysidro Road, Olive Mill Road, Sheffield Road and Evans Road will be open beginning at 12 P.M. today.

For entry into this last area, please use U.S. 101 to San Ysidro Road to N. Jameson Road. The following U.S. 101 on-ramp/off-ramps are scheduled to reopen today:

  • U.S. 101 NB Evans Ave. on-ramp
  • U.S. 101 NB at Sheffield Drive, San Ysidro Road and Olive Mill Road off-ramp
  • U.S. 101 SB at Sheffield Drive, San Ysidro Road, Olive Mill Road and Hermosillo Road off-ramp

 

SURFACE STREET CLOSURES

  • SR-192 AT LOWER TORO CANYON
  • SR-192 AT LADERA LANE
  • SR-192 AT SHEFFIELD DRIVE
  • SR-192 AT SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD
  • SR-192 EAST OF ROMERO CREEK BRIDGE
  • SAN LEANDRO AT BOESEKE PKWY
  • SHEFFIELD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • TIBURON BAY LANE AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • SAN YSIDRO ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT SPRING ROAD
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT VIRGINIA ROAD
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT OAK ROAD
  • MIDDLE ROAD AT MESA ROAD
  • ASHLEY ROAD N/OF AYALA LANE
  • E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE AT COLD SPRINGS ROAD
  • LADERA LANE. VIOLA LANE

 

Update by Caltrans
3:00 p.m., January 23, 2018

NORTHBOUND U.S. HIGHWAY 101 OFF RAMP AT HERMOSILLO ROAD IN MONTECITO NOW OPEN/MOTORISTS TO ENCOUNTER VARIOUS LANE/RAMP CLOSURES

The northbound US 101 off-ramp at Hermosillo Road is now open as of Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 2 pm.  In addition, Caltrans has announced the US Highway 101 northbound and southbound off-ramps at Olive Mill Road, San Ysidro Road and Sheffield Drive will remain closed in the Montecito area to allow for trucks and emergency vehicles to easily access these areas for debris removal and for local residents to return to the area following the recent major landslide and flooding.

The northbound US Highway 101 on-ramp at Evans Avenue in Summerland will remain closed indefinitely in support of this emergency response.

Motorists will encounter intermittent overnight lane closures on US Highway 101.  These closures will allow Caltrans to continue with the cleanup in the area.  No daytime lane closures are expected.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#sb

Update by California Highway Patrol
12:40 p.m., January 23, 2018

US-101 ONRAMP/OFFRAMP CLOSURES

  • EVANS AVENUE ON-RAMP TO US-101 N/B
  • US-101 N/B AT SHEFFIELD DRIVE OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 N/B AT SAN YSIDRO ROAD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 N/B AT OLIVE MILL ROAD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 S/B AT SHEFFIELD DRIVE OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 S/B AT SAN YSIDRO ROAD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 S/B AT OLIVE MILL ROAD OFF-RAMP

 

SURFACE STREET CLOSURES

  • SR-192 AT LOWER TORO CANYON
  • SR-192 AT ORTEGA RIDGE
  • SR-192 AT SHEFFIELD DRIVE
  • SR-192 AT SAN YSIDRO ROAD
  • SR-192 AT HOT SPRINGS ROAD
  • SR-192 AT SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD
  • EVANS AVENUE AT LILLIE AVENUE
  • ORTEGA HILL ROAD AT ORTEGA RIDGE ROAD
  • SHEFFIELD DRIVE AT ORTEGA HILL ROAD
  • SAN YSIDRO ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT SAN BENITO WAY
  • HOT SPRINGS ROAD AT OAK ROAD
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT OLIVE MILL LANE
  • ASHLEY ROAD N/OF AYALA LANE
  • E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE AT COLD SPRINGS ROAD

 

Update by edhat staff
12:15 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018

Caltrans posted on their Twitter page that as of noon, Highway 101 is fully open in both directions. 

Officials emphasize the need to be alert to continuing truck traffic and the ongoing presence of heavy equipment. To ensure safety during recovery operations, which require more than 200 large trucks merging on and off the highway, drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution. Traffic on Highway 101 is expected to move slowly in both directions. Motorists should be prepared to travel at slower speeds than normal. It is important that everyone be patient and courteous to their fellow drivers.

Drivers are urged to maintain safe following distances and allow extra time to reach their destination.  Motorists are encouraged to travel Hwy 101 at non-peak commute times or avoid Monday if possible. Commuters may carpool or use public transportation, including Amtrak (http://pacificsurfliner.com/Service-Alert/), until traffic patterns return to normal.

CHP announces the below road closures are still in effect:

US-101 CLOSURES

  • US-101 N/B AT SHEFFIELD DR OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 N/B AT SAN YSIDRO RD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 N/B AT OLIVE MILL RD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 N/B AT HERMOSILLO RD OFF-RAMP
  • EVANS AVE ON-RAMP TO US 101 N/B
  • US-101 S/B AT SAN YSIDRO RD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 S/B AT OLIVE MILL RD OFF-RAMP
  • US-101 S/B AT SHEFFIELD DR OFF-RAMP

 

SURFACE STREET CLOSURES

  • SANTA CLAUS LANE AT S. PADARO LANE
  • SR-192 AT LOWER TORO CANYON
  • SR-192 AT ORTEGA RIDGE RD
  • SR-192 AT SHEFFIELD DRIVE
  • ORTEGA HILL ROAD AT ORTEGA RIDGE ROAD
  • SHEFFIELD DRIVE AT ORTEGA HILL ROAD
  • SR-192 AT SAN YSIDRO ROAD
  • SAN YSIDRO ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT N. JAMESON LANE
  • OLIVE MILL ROAD AT SAN BENITO WAY
  • HOT SPRINGS RD AT OAK RD.
  • SR-192 AT HOT SPRINGS ROAD
  • SR-192 AT SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD
  • HOT SPRINGS AT MIDDLE ROAD

 


Update by edhat staff
11:35 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2018

Caltrans announced Friday morning on KEYT News they expect to have Highway 101 open by Monday, January 22. 

Mike Eliason Photo


Update by edhat staff
6:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018

Highway 101 will not be re-opening on Monday and it's unknown when the road will be clear, reports California Highway Patrol during a press conference on Friday evening.

While Highway 101 in Montecito will remain fully closed to any through traffic, Caltrans has opened a segment of the southbound lanes of Highway 101 south of Summerland at Padaro Lane to assist with traffic management and emergency vehicle access during this crisis.

Northbound lanes remain closed at Highway 150 near Carpinteria, still allowing for access to Carpinteria on Via Real and Carpinteria Avenue. 

While crews are working on an alternate route, the current estimate for a full opening of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County is unknown. 


Update by Caltrans as of 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Both directions of US 101 remain closed from the junction of State Route 150 to Milpas Street in Santa Barbara County due to mudslides. All through traffic is advised to use State Route 126 to I-5 as an alternate route. Local traffic can get into Carpinteria from the south if they exit at State Route 150, but cannot get to Santa Barbara.

Water, mud and debris continue to move, hampering Caltrans progress in clearing US 101. The creeks and exit paths for water are clogged due to downstream blockages and much of the water is not dissipating and receding as hoped. Additionally, the US 101 area remains a disaster rescue and recovery zone.

“We are working with other agencies to remove blockages and restore US Highway 101. We are also coordinating with agencies to aid in rescues and provide a pathway through”, stated Sara von Schwind, Caltrans District 5 Deputy District Director of Maintenance and Operations.

Our current estimate for opening U.S. 101 is midday on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Road Closures as of 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Officials are advising residents to stay off the roads, especially Highway 101 and any roads in Montecito. Highway 101 is closed from Montecito to Ventura. 

Santa Barbara County

  • Highway 101 at South Sheffield
  • 200 block of Olive Mill Road
  • Wallace Ave at Evans Road
  • Highway 101 South at Hot Springs Road
  • Highway 101 south at Milpas
  • SR-150 Carpinteria to Lake Casitas
  • SR192 at Cold Springs, Ashley, Oak Springs, Meadow Wood, Parra Grande, Camino Viejo, Hot Springs, San Ysidro, Park Lane, Buena Vista, Lilac, Sheffield, Ortega Ridge, Toro Canyon, Nidever, Cravens, Santa Monica, Gobernador, Ladera Lane
  • SR-154 at Stagecoach Road
  • Gibraltar Road
 
Now Open- Santa Barbara
  • Mission Canyon is now open
  • SR-150 at SR-192 is now open
 
Detailed road closures available at countyofsb.org
 

Ventura County

  • Highway 101 North at SR-126
  • Highway 101 North at Seacliff
  • 4656 Valentine Road
  • SR-33 at Fairview Road
  • Nye Road at SR-33
  • SR-33 to Matilija Road
  • Rice Road to Meyer Road
  • La Conchita
 
Now Open - Ventura
  • SR-150 at Santa Ana Road is now open
 
Video by Mike Eliason: "The US 101 Freeway at the Olive Mill Road overpass flooded with runoff water from Montecito Creek."

Update by Ventura County at 7:45 a.m.

With this closure, along with the closure of northbound US 101 at S/R 126, and closure of the southbound US 101 in Montecito, motorists are advised to avoid the area entirely. There is no viable route to get from Ventura or the Ojai Valley to the Santa Barbara area at this time. There is no ETA for the reopening of the highways.  

Update by Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Santa Barbara County residents are urged to STAY OFF OF THE ROADS to allow emergency operations to take place in areas impacted by the storm. Take protective actions to stay safe which may include sheltering-in-place or seeking high ground, avoiding power lines and trees, staying off roads and highways, and do not attempt to drive across flowing water or mud. Thank you.

Motorists traveling US 101 northbound will be diverted onto eastbound S/R 126 to Interstate 5 north. 

There is no ETA for reopening of the highway. Avoid the area. 

Hwy 101 northbound is shutdown at Seacliff due to flooding in the La Conchita area. CHP and Caltrans are working to close the highway at S/R 126. Motorists traveling northbound should avoid the area and use eastbound S/R 126 to Interstate 5 as an alternate route.
 

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy

Traffic is traveling northbound in the southbound lane on Highway 101 near the Montecito at Olive Mill area due to flooding. Highway 101 could be shut down.

Reports of a semi-truck stuck in the mud in this area.

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Flicka Jan 21, 2018 09:36 PM
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That part of the freeway at Olive Mill had 12 feet of mud and debris. Amazing, thank you to everyone working so incredibly hard to clear the road. SBZZ got it right "BRAVO!"

tagdes Jan 22, 2018 03:46 PM
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Any bets on how long before the usual people here start ragging on how worthless my counterparts over at Caltrans are. It's been over a week they last voiced their continuing doubts of us being able design, maintain or repair any roadway or structure.

a-1518895718 Jan 20, 2018 05:31 PM
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But this doesn't mean that some people who are still 'in prison' can get out. Can some one please tell me who to contact to get rid of a vehicle which landed on my property due to the awful disaster? Thanks!

Roger Jan 13, 2018 09:13 AM
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Looks like the same Pie Hole Troll who made fun of the storm before the disaster...

a-1518895718 Jan 12, 2018 08:48 PM
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Another armchair genius with no domain experience or first-hand knowledge of the subject. What's your proposal for a better approach?

a-1518895718 Jan 11, 2018 10:45 AM
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I'm still receiving my L.A. Times newspaper and mail from the L.A. area. How are these being delivered if the 101 is shut down?

a-1518895718 Jan 10, 2018 08:59 PM
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We are/were supposed to be on the Amtrak to LA tomorrow leaving SB @ 9:27 am, Thursday and just receive a text & phone message that there will be NO TRAINS tomorrow.

Roger Jan 11, 2018 07:44 AM
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I hear them talking on the scanner they might not be transporting but I just heard an Amtrak engineer say they are running late but they would be there then I heard them say Santa Barbara...I have the Amtrak freq. on one of my scanners...

420722 Jan 10, 2018 05:45 PM
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I heard (on the radio) that Amtrak to and from carp will be available starting tomorrow, can anyone confirm or have additional info?

Roger Jan 11, 2018 11:13 AM
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Just heard them gibber gabbing a minute ago they like to talk...

420722 Jan 11, 2018 09:45 AM
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Thanks roger I tried to buy a ticket but they were all sold out so I guess they ARE running!

tagdes Jan 11, 2018 08:45 AM
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First Surfliner on normal schedule #768 to Goleta will leave LA at 9:55 am and additional ones will be started on schedule.

a-1518895718 Jan 11, 2018 08:28 AM
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Amtrack status for the Pacific Surfliner trains is updated frequently on this twitter: https://twitter.com/pacsurfliners SERVICE UPDATE: Tracks are now open btwn #Oxnard & #SantaBarbara. @PacSurfliners service recovery/restoration are currently underway. More information to follow. 7:55 AM - 11 Jan 2018

Roger Jan 10, 2018 07:42 PM
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I heard a train on the tracks blowing it's horn sounded like it was going South slowly I live right near Milpas at the tracks...Around 6ish pm.

a-1518895718 Jan 09, 2018 04:55 PM
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Is there any way to travel from SB to Ventura right now via 101 or other roads? Any idea when 101 north & south will be open?

tagdes Jan 10, 2018 02:51 PM
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Correction, as our man in black said, $32 on Condor which would be well worth the difference if the galley is open versus the nuked stuff on Island Packers.

tagdes Jan 10, 2018 12:45 PM
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It's Condor Express $35 one way or Island Packers $28 one way. With calm seas worth the extra $7 for a faster boat. And the times look to several being sold out. Double Dolphin could sail you down just in time to turn around and sail back before dark.

a-1518895718 Jan 09, 2018 09:12 PM
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When I heard that Air Bus, Island Packers, a flight company (Signature?) and was it Double Dolphin/Sailing Center? Well, that pushed me into a happy cry. THANKS! Seems they may be concentrating on Cottage Hospital employees first, easier to organize and so very important.

a-1518895718 Jan 09, 2018 09:12 PM
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When I heard that Air Bus, Island Packers, a flight company (Signature?) and was it Double Dolphin/Sailing Center? Well, that pushed me into a happy cry. THANKS! Seems they may be concentrating on Cottage Hospital employees first, easier to organize and so very important.

Sundance Jan 09, 2018 07:46 PM
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Condor Express offering free (?) boat rides back and forth

a-1518895718 Jan 09, 2018 01:07 PM
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You have to read a lot. It's heart-rending but a fascinating picture of emergency ops. Fire was patrolling, then this at 4:04 a.m. WILL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN 101 HEAVY METAL DEBRIS ABOUT TO OVERTAKE FREEWAY // 401 SB MILPAS // E6 NB SAN Y

a-1518895718 Jan 09, 2018 01:06 PM
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Current info on CHP page https://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

SBZZ Jan 09, 2018 09:24 AM
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I believe 101 is closed southbound at Milpas and northbound at highway 33 in Ventura.

tagdes Jan 09, 2018 09:33 AM
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Correct for Milpas S-Bnd but N-Bnd is closed at Hwy 126 according to Calrans at 9:29 am.

Roger Jan 09, 2018 06:51 AM
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A lot of roads closed in the area due to flooding and debris all over the place check CHP Website for UPdates and the TV News.

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