UPDATE (9:30 P.M.): The Santa Barbara CHP says CalTrans is removing the boulder and the roadway should be back open shortly.
They still advise drivers use caution on the slick roadway.
@CaltransD5 is on scene clearing SR 154 E/B. Caltrans believes they will clear the roadway in about 20 minutes. Please use US 101 as an alternate route until the roadway is clear.@KEYTNC3 @KSBY @Edhat @NoozhawkNews @countyofsb @SBIndyNews @760Rholguin @CHP_Coastal pic.twitter.com/ujsdgnUbd4— Santa Barbara CHP (@CHP_SantaBarb) December 9, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY:The California Highway Patrol Santa Barbara Office is currently on scene of a "minor" rock slide eastbound on State Road 154.
Boulders in the roadway have caused the eastbound lane "west of the power lines" to close and officers say traffic is alternating through the westbound lane.
Officers are anticipating heavy traffic delays and are asking drivers to avoid the taking the route until the lane is clear.
CalTrans is reportedly on the way to remove the boulders.