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Work Set To Start On Additional Repair Projects In Wake Of Deadly 2018 Montecito Debris Flow

Some of the damage caused by the January 2018 Montecito debris flow

Construction is set to get underway this month on nearly $6 million in additional road and bridge repairs, all related to the deadly January 2018 debris flow in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County officials say the projects include the repair of 28 miles of road, along with the construction of a temporary bridge at the Cold Springs Trailhead.

The work is being paid for by a Southern California Edison settlement fund. 

The company’s power grid was blamed for triggering the deadly and destructive Thomas Fire in 2017, which set the stage for the debris flow the following month.

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. 
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