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Closed again! Mudslide shuts down Highway 150 between Santa Paula and Ojai in Ventura County

One of the mudslides which closed Highway 150 between Santa Paula and Fillmore this winter.

It's the second major closure of the highway between the two communities in less than a week.

A major Ventura County highway has once again been closed by storm damage. Highway 150 has been shut down by a mudslide to through traffic between Santa Paula and Ojai.

The closure occurred Tuesday morning. There’s no word on when the 150 will reopen. The highway is blocked from Steckel Park to Stonesgate Road.

It’s the latest problem for people trying to travel between Santa Paula and Ojai.

On Friday, flooding undermining a section of the highway led to the 150’s full closure. But by the end of the weekend, one lane had reopened to allow drivers to get through with traffic moving on an alternating direction basis.

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.