UPDATE:- (08:06 P.M.) Caltrans District 5 reports that all southbound lanes of US Highway 101 are now open following a closure due to a big-rig collision and oil spill near Carpinteria.
Highway 101 southbound near Carpenteria is closed after an oil spill.
The incident was first reported around 12:00 p.m. and occurred near Santa Claus Ln.
Caltrans officials say a big-rig truck was involved.
Traffic is backed up on the highway, with additional incidents reported near Toro Canyon Rd.
Caltrans officials tell KSBY that Highway 101 is expected to reopen soon.
The southbound lanes of US 101 are closed near Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria due to a traffic incident involving a big-rig truck and oil spill. Traffic backed up with additional incidents near Toro Canyon Road. Caltrans and emergency responders are on scene.@PIOJimShivers pic.twitter.com/76JQk7ClxR— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) February 5, 2022