The predicted weather has caused significant impacts within the communities of Montecito, Carpinteria and Summerland. We have weather and road issues in North County as well, but at this time all major highways are open. There are many road closures including US 101 Northbound at SeaCliff and US101 SouthBound at Milpas as well as many additional road hazards. Multiple road closures are in effect due to debris, downed power lines and flooded roadways.
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.
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