So It does appear that a large portion of Santa Barbara county has fallen into the ocean and the 101 freeway north and south is closed for a few days. I can guide you north and sort of give you a choose your own adventure version of going south I’ve been doing this for my guests for the last couple of days so let my stupid So Cal ass help you.
SOUTH FROM 101-
So your ass’s best bet is just taking the I5 and then resorting to the other directions I am about to give you BUT if you are like me and some how always find yourself on the 101 too stuck in traffic to make a good decision here’s how we go around.
From the 101 CA North in the Ventura area you are going to want to take HWY 126 East towards Valenica/Magic Mnt/Santa Paula. Don’t trip, there are many places to stop.
At the junction at 126 East you are going to join in on Interstate 5 North. You will now go through the grapevine. Hopefully it is not snowing. Just pull over in Gorman if it is.
When you get to the bottom of the hill high five your passengers and decide….
Do I want to take the 166 West towards Taft/Maricopa/ Santa Maria? You can. What you could run into again is some weather stuff and if the weather is as bad as the news makes it to be, that could be dangerous. Cal Trans is currently warning against that at the moment because people unfamiliar with the road are causing huge accidents.
Or you can blast on up the I5 to the exit for HWY 46. It’s going to mention Lost Hills and Paso Robles. IF you have been in the car this long at this point, pick a truck stop and pee.
46 West from the I5 has done some dope construction. It’s bigger and wider and easier. Get up on there and haul ass.
When you reunite with the 101 it will be in Paso Robles. If you intend to go to SLO, go on the south off ramp. Take that about 30 miles and don’t trip.