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Highway 101 Closed By Law Enforcement Activity East Of Ventura County Line Thursday Night

(LASD Los Hills Station photo)
Highway 101 totally shut down Thursday night in Agoura Hills after fireworks reported on roadway

Shutdown begins just after 9 p.m.

Thousands of travelers hit an unexpected delay Thursday night, when a key section of Highway 101 was closed due to reports of fireworks on the roadway.

The shutdown happened just after 9 p.m. between Kanan and Lost Hills Roads. Motorists were diverted off the freeway, creating massive traffic delays.

People were advised to avoid the shutdown by taking Highways 23 and 118 to travel from Los Angeles to Ventura County. With the investigation taking hours, the section of Highway 101 was still closed as of 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.