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TRAFFIC ALERT: CHP issues SIG Alert following multiple crashes on southbound Highway 101 near Gaviota tunnel

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Posted at 6:59 AM, Mar 13, 2020

Update: The CHP has issued a SIG Alert in response to multiple crashes that happened Friday morning along southbound Highway 101 near the Gaviota Rest Area. Caltrans sent out a tweet asking drivers to take Highway 154 as a detour.

According to CHP, the #1 of the highway is blocked in that area by a disabled semi-truck.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.
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The California Highway Patrol is responding to a crash on southbound Highway 101 near the Gaviota Rest Area Friday morning.

According to CHP, the crash was reported just after 6:40 a.m. on the lanes of the freeway parallel to the tunnel on the southbound side.

The traffic incident page says the crash involved multiple vehicles and one of those vehicles went over the side of the road. An ambulance has also been called to the scene.