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February 26, 2015 2:06 pm 

(This page is updated as roadway conditions change - Regardless of time of update, this is the most current information.)

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A route or route segment on which the flow of traffic is impacted due to an emergency/storm condition may be classified as follows:

ADVISORY: Exercise extreme caution when traveling.

No traffic permitted on this roadway except for emergency response and law enforcement. 

Vehicular travel is prohibited on this roadway due to unsafe roadway conditions caused by storms or other emergencies. Maintenance personnel are engaged in other related activities and are unable to install road closure devices at this time.

Should the public observe downed trees in the roadway, do not attempt to clear the debris. By alerting the Public Works Department, the debris can be cleared in a safe manner. 

During regular business hours (7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) please call:

805-681-5678 on the South Coast

805-934-6100 in Santa Maria or

805-737-7773 in the Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys.

After hours, please call 911.

For traffic updates to the Caltrans HWY. 101 PROJECT AT CATHEDRAL OAKS/HOLLISTER, please visit the Caltrans District 5 website at: or,  click here for the latest Press Release 


Santa Barbara County Real-Time Rainfall Data

South County Closures

** City of Santa Barbara Roadway

Date / Time








March 3, 2015


9 am to

2 pm

Exeter Place


2766 Exeter Place

Power pole replacement



Began April 28, 2014

Monday through Friday

7 am-4 pm

Cathedral Oaks Bridge

Reduce to one lane in each direction

Expect 5 to 10 minute delays

Cathedral Oaks Bridge. West of Turnpike Road near Tucker Grove Park

Cathedral Oaks Bridge Project

New bridge will accomodate standard lane widths and improve pedestrian and bicycle access.

Traffic signal will be replaced with temporary four-way stops.

Press Release

North County Closures 







Weekly: Every Sunday



West of Constellation Rd


Burton Mesa Boulevard

Special Event: Vandenberg Village Farmers Market


Refugio Rd


Refugio Rd.
(Dirt section) closed to all traffic on Santa Ynez side


West Camino Cielo Road (top of the mountain) to 4.3 miles south of Highway 246

Damage due to Gap Fire Equipment


South Route 166


One mile East of Jct. South Route 1

Caltrans: Due to construction -
a detour is available.

December 12, 2014 7:30am

Black Road

Reopened Advisory

From Betteravia to Mahoney Flooding

The County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department (SBCPWD) provides this information as a public service. The information on this website reflects SBCPWD's best information at the time of preparation and actual conditions may vary. Severe weather, sudden temperature changes, snow, rainfall, fire or other events can cause road conditions to change rapidly. For this reason, the information provided on this site might not reflect changes that have taken place since the last scheduled update. Therefore, no warranty of accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. Normal commute traffic, ramp closures, and city roads are not included on this list. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution at all times.

Sand bags are also available to the public, free of charge, at the following primary locations:

Santa Barbara Maintenance Yard:Map Icon
Dump Road, Top of hill, near Transfer Station, CA 93110

Santa Maria Maintenance Yard:Map Icon
912 W. Foster Rd.,Santa Maria, CA 93455

Sand bags are not pre-filled and each individual will be limited to a maximum of twenty-five while supplies last. More information concerning sand bags is available on the Department's Flood Control mainline at 805/568-3440.

Community Links:

Caltrans District 5 website 

For information on State Highways, go to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page

California State Highway System California Department of Transportation
California Department of Transportation Current Highway Information California Department of Transportation
California Mountain Highways California Department of Transportation

Caltrans Live Traffic Camera
State Highway 101 at Patterson Ave 
State Highway 101 at Milpas St 
State Highway 101 at Las Positas Rd 
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Those relying on the information on this page do so at their own risk and neither the County of Santa Barbara, the SBCPWD, nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information nor any actions taken in reliance thereon.


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