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Caltrans placing barriers along Highway 33 hillsides scorched by Vista Fire

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
Caltrans will place concrete barriers along this stretch of Highway 33 to divert debris from possible rainstorms.
Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
An emergency operation began Nov. 1 to set concrete barriers along Highway 33 in Casitas Springs where the recent Vista Fire scorched hillsides above the main commuter route in and out of the Valley.
According to Caltrans, the work on the northbound side of the highway, south of Nye Road, is likely to continue through Nov. 3.
The northbound lane will be closed during the operation, so there will be alternating, one-way traffic control with a flagging crew according to Caltrans.

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