Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Death toll in Montecito mudslide rises to 19, while 101 Freeway will remain closed indefinitely"

LAT:

In addition to the 101, many local roads are blocked. Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy said the big push on Saturday was to clean roads in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas in order to improve vehicular access.

“As it stands, we’re still having to go in on foot in many areas,” he said.

State Route 192, which cuts across the foothills, is also unsafe in places, and officials are trying to establish an alternative route as soon as possible.

With the 101 closed, hundreds of people have taken to traveling the coast by boat.