Echelon Cycling Club

Santa Barbara

Montecito Exclusion Zone

January 14, 2018 12:04 AM | Steve Nelson (Administrator)

Just passing along this information regarding the Exclusion Zone encompassing the Montecito Mudslides. As of now there is no practical or legal way of traversing the affected area. You'll know it when you get to it. Stay away until it is opened to traffic. Here is the official notice

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: In order to facilitate ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Montecito and the surrounding areas, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff has declared a PUBLIC SAFETY EXCLUSION ZONE pursuant to CA Penal Code 409.5(a). This includes the area west of Sheffield Drive/East Valley Road/Ladera Lane, east of Olive Mill/Hot Springs Road, north of the ocean, and south of the U.S. Forest Service boundary. Please stay out of this area so that rescuers can do their jobs. 

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