Update January 10, 2023 at 2:04 pm:
There are no road closures in the City of Goleta at this time, and our creeks held up nicely during this recent storm.
US 101 southbound is open in Santa Barbara through Ventura.
SR 154, US 101 NB in Carpinteria, and US 101 NB at Winchester in Goleta are still closed.
To see road closures in Santa Barbara County go to: https://www.countyofsb.org/3675/Storm-Related-Road-Closures
January 9, 2023, 6:10 pm:
The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood warning until midnight tonight. City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte wants to encourage community members to avoid traveling if at all possible. She said, “This is not a good time to be driving due to flooded roadways and unsafe driving conditions. Stay home if you can and be safe.”
Freeway & Road Closures
There are a number of freeway closures in Santa Barbara County:
- Northbound 101 closed at Winchester Canyon due to closure at Gaviota.
- Southbound 101 closed at Milpas St. and traffic is being detoured off the freeway.
- Northbound 101 closed at State Route 150 near Carpinteria with on-ramps closed up to Sheffield Drive.
- Highway 154 closed in both directions.
- Expect flooding along sections of the Northbound 101 throughout Summerland and Montecito, with intermittent closures and on/offramp closures.
Within the City of Goleta, currently Robin Hill Road north of Hollister Avenue is closed due to flooding.
For an updated list of roads closed in Santa Barbara County go to: https://www.countyofsb.org/3675/Storm-Related-Road-Closures
The Santa Barbara Airport is closed due to flooding and flights are temporarily cancelled.
The Goleta and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts have cancelled school tomorrow, January 10, 2023.
Santa Barbara MTD bus service will be suspended as of 6:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, January 9, 2023. Service is expected to resume around noon on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. The public should stay tuned to MTD’s Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/santabarbaramtd for updates on service.
Immediate Evacuation Order for all of Montecito, Parts of Carpinteria, Summerland and City of Santa Barbara. Click here for more information.
The City of Goleta is in close communication with our local emergency officials and is monitoring storm impacts. We will provide updates as they relate to Goleta.
For the latest information on the storm, please visit www.readysbc.org. For additional information, contact the Santa Barbara County Call Center at 833-688-5551 or call 2-1-1.