Dump truck carrying mud from Montecito loses load in Goleta

GOLETA, Calif. - Two lanes of U.S. Highway 101 northbound at Patterson Avenue in Goleta were blocked Tuesday afternoon causing a major traffic backup for miles after a dump truck carrying mud from Montecito lost its load.

The incident was reported just after 4 p.m. The California Highway Patrol reported on their traffic incident website that the truck's tailgate was open when the incident occurred.

Caltrans crews spent a couple of hours cleaning up the mud from the roadway.

Additionally, a three-car crash on U.S. 101 at Mission Street contributed to the slow commute Tuesday evening.

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