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Emergency freeway patrols expanding in Ventura County to help with county fair congestion

Ventura County Transportation Commission
The Ventura County Transportation Commission is temporarily expanding it emergency freeway service to help prevent tie ups on Highway 101 near the Ventura County Fairgrounds during the fair.

Ventura County Transportation Commission will add Freeway Patrol Service to Highway 101 in the Ventura area through fair.

A freeway patrol service which helps stranded motorists is being temporarily expanded to Ventura, to help minimize traffic jams during the Ventura County Fair.

The Ventura County Transportation Commission is extending its Freeway Patrol Service during the fair's 12 day run in August.

The program puts roving tows trucks on some of the county's highways to help with things like flat tires, leaking hoses, and people running out of gas. The idea is to get the disabled vehicles back on the road as soon as possible to prevent accidents and congestion.

The free patrol service started in 2021, and operates Mondays through Fridays during peak commute times. It normally covers Highway 101 from the Los Angeles County line to Oxnard, as well as Highway 118 from the Los Angeles County line to Moorpark.

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