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Update: Highways 1, 23, 101 remain closed in parts of Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

Posted at 10:32 AM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 21:08:24-05

UPDATE (6:03 p.m.) – Highways 1, 101, and 23 remain closed through parts of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

As of 5:45 p.m., Caltrans said that Highway 101 is closed in both directions from Reyes Adobe Road to Valley Circle. Highway 1 is closed in both directions from Malibu to Pacific Palisades. Highway 23 is also closed from south of Westlake Village to El Matador State Beach.

Caltrans has not given an immediate timetable for when the roads may reopen. Stronger winds through Sunday night are expected to grow the Hill and Woolsey Fires.

ORIGINAL STORY – The California Highway Patrol is expecting to open Highway 101 in Ventura County by midday Sunday, after it was closed because of the Woolsey fire.

Highway 101 has been closed in both directions near Thousand Oaks, going from Valley Circle Boulevard to Reyes Adobe Road.

Officers addressed the public in a press conference about the fire Sunday morning, saying they expect to open the main artery but will keep off-ramps closed.

They also warned drivers to be wary of emergency vehicles, downed power lines and debris in the road, as some of the areas have been damaged by the fires.

To read more about the Woolsey fire, click here.