Giant Sinkhole Closes Highway 192

Will Be Closed for Next One-and-a-Half to Two Weeks

Highway 192 will be closed for the next one-and-a-half to two weeks due to a giant sinkhole that developed Wednesday at the intersection with Westmont Road, said Caltrans officials.

During the closure, drivers can take a detour along Sycamore Canyon Road, Alameda Padre Serra, and Barker Pass Road. There are electronic notices about the closure on the road, and the California Highway Patrol is helping to mediate any traffic.

In addition to fixing the sinkhole — which Caltrans said is three feet in diameter — a San Luis Obispo-based construction company will be checking the underground utilities and replacing a ruined drainage culvert.

For more information, drivers can contact Caltrans District 5 at (805) 568-0858 or check out its website here.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:
This Week's Issue

Bank Robbery Suspect Kills Self in Bathroom

A man barricaded in the bathroom of a Goleta business apparently killed himself after robbing a bank ...

News-Press’ Found to Owe Union and Employees $2.2 Million

National Labor Relations Board puts money amount on employee losses since 2006.

Fire Starts Just West of Buellton

[Update] Vegetation fire starts on the 1000 block of Highway 246; Bobcat Springs on evacuation warning.

UCSB Enrollment Up

Admission jumps 10 percent though housing concerns remain.

Banned in Santa Barbara

City Council says no more plastic straws or Styrofoam.