From a variety of media outlets: Highway 101 is closed indefinitely, according to CalTrans officials.
CalTrans had planned to reopen the highway by Thursday night but now says it will remain shut down until further notice.
Highway 101 – Closed from the junction of Hwy 126 in Ventura to south of Milpas Street in Santa Barbara.
All vehicles going northbound on Hwy 101 must exit at or before Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass). No vehicles will be allowed to travel north of Carpinteria on Hwy 101.
Use I-5 as an alternate route.
On the CHP website for the Ventura division, which includes Santa Barbara, there are *18* roads listed as closed.
On another note, I am seeing predictions by meteorologists for an atmospheric river to be coming to the state on the 19th or 20th of this month. Keep an eye on your surroundings and escape plans, if roads close in your area.