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New fencing is going in along Highway 101 in a mud damaged area of Montecito

Crews working on North Jameson lane by the freeway

New fencing is going up on North Jameson Lane after the Montecito mudflow disaster. (John Palminteri/KEYT photo)

MONTECITO, Calif. - Crews are installing new fencing this week in an area of Montecito along the freeway ravaged by mud and debris earlier in the month.

There were several damaged locations.

Today, workers were along Jameson Lane between Olive Mill and San Ysidro.  The fence there along with the freeway guardrail were ripped out of the ground in the weather event, and sent in all directions.

Work on U.S. Highway 101 is being handled by CalTrans.   The fence is on Santa Barbara County property and maintained by the public works department.

Tons of water, mud and rocks from higher elevations came down on January 9, plowing through the nearby neighborhood and out to the freeway.

Work crews have also been repairing bridge crossings in the same area and removing dirt that piled up from the over filled creeks.


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