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Uploaded 03/21/2018

Caltrans News Flash: Rapid Response to Montecito Mudslide

In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans District 5 Public Information Officer Jim Shivers takes you to the scene of a major mudslide which closed US Highway 101 in the heart of Montecito in Santa Barbara County for twelve days resulting in lengthy detours for 90,000 motorists who travel through this corridor each day. Jim speaks with Caltrans Senior Construction Engineer Jason Kline and Acting South Region Maintenance Manager Chris Chalk who explain what they saw when they first arrived on the scene of this major incident and what steps they took to safely re-open the highway.

Caltrans was able to open the highway in only 12 days restoring service to this major north/south artery on the south coast of Santa Barbara County. The Caltrans team is proud of their contribution to public safety while working cooperatively with the emergency responders.

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5 Comments for Caltrans: Caltrans News Flash: Rapid Response to Montecito Mudslide
  1. Keith Dill says:

    Jeep wudda made it! 0llllll0

  2. Patty Ann says:

    Thought it was a new mud slide.

  3. I was able to read some of it, looks like it was from the previous event. They mentioned how they were able to get the road opened in 12 days.

  4. I can’t open this story. Is this photo from today, or is this last time?

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