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Major South Coast highway closed by storm damage reopens, but with restrictions.

Motorists should expect delays on Highway 150 between Santa Paula and Ojai.

A South Coast highway closed by storm damage is open again, but with restrictions.

On Friday afternoon, a 12 mile stretch of Highway 150 was shut down between Santa Paula and Ojai. The closure northwest of Santa Paula was prompted by recent storms undermining a section of the highway.

At first, the highway was completely closed to through traffic. Local residents still had access.

Then, on Sunday afternoon it was reopened to all traffic, but with restrictions. There is a section of the highway about eight miles northwest of Santa Paula where only one lane is usable. So, vehicles must share the single lane on an alternating basis. There's no word on when it will completely reopen.

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.