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Northbound Highway 101 lane blocked at Santa Monica Road in Carpinteria

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 19:14:05-05

UPDATE (4:13 p.m.) - Caltrans says the #2 northbound Highway 101 lane is expected to reopen at 6 p.m. following emergency guardrail repair work.

UPDATE (8:15 a.m.) - One northbound lane of Highway 101 has reopened. Caltrans says traffic continues to move slowly through the area.

ORIGINAL STORY: According to public information officer Jim Shivers, the northbound lanes on Highway 101 are blocked at Santa Monica Road in Carpinteria.

The traffic incident involved a large truck and according to California Highway Patrol's traffic incident page, it happened at approximately 6:30 a.m.

Right now there is no estimated reopening time.

This is a developing story, we will continue to update you as more information becomes available.