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 northbound lanes of #US101 are blocked at Santa Monica Road in Carpinteria after a traffic incident involving a large truck. There is no estimate for re-opening. Expect heavy congestion in the Carpinteria area.— Jim Shivers (@PIOJimShivers) December 22, 2020
Be aware of highway workers and law enforcement.@CaltransD5
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.