Hwy. 101 may close again in Santa Barbara County due to storm

Authorities are recommending evacuations in Santa Barbara County ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the area

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Squaw Valley is about 110 miles (177 kilometres ) east of Sacramento. It's also a boon for skiers and snowboarders. "Tell your family members, neighbors and friends".

Wenyu Zhang, 42, vanished Thursday as the region was hit by a blizzard packing winds gusting to almost 150 miles per hour (241 kph) over the ridge tops. His cause of death has not been determined. The warning was expected to expire at 6:45 a.m.

Twenty-four-hour Sierra snowfall totals by early Friday included 48 inches (122 centimeters) at Mammoth Mountain. Northstar California via AP A truck heads west through the snow on Interstate 80, Thursday, March 1, 2018, near Donner Summit, California.

Lewin said a state Office of Emergency Services water rescue team is scheduled to arrive Thursday morning from out of the area.

Evacuations were ordered for residents near three burn scars in Santa Barbara County, California, on Thursday afternoon.

County Public Works Department crews as well as personnel from Caltrans and the Army Corps of Engineers have been hard at work clearing debris basins, storm drains, creeks and channels in preparation for the storm.

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Fire-scarred communities still digging out from under a mudslide are getting ready for another storm that promises to dump heavy rain overnight, forcing mandatory evacuations in Santa Barbara County.

Many Santa Barbara County South Coast mountain areas received more than 2 inches of rainfall as of 7 a.m. Friday, with more still falling.

In Carpinteria, creeks that flooded Highway 101 on January 9 were not even a third full on Friday morning, Eliason said.

As many as 30,000 people were under evacuation orders in foothills of Santa Barbara County, which were stripped bare by recent wildfires.

Officials planned to survey the region after sunrise, but Grimmesey said things were expected to look good. The affected coastal area was just below the Thomas Fire burn area, where heavy rains in January triggered mudslides that killed 21 people in Montecito. Another map showing areas that are at risk for debris flow can be found here.

To the north, a blizzard warning was in effect for parts of the Sierra Nevada, where snow was piling up and travel was hard due to repeated highway closures and the need for chains in many places. Authorities warned of high avalanche danger for the backcountry around Lake Tahoe.

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