Highway 101 expected to reopen by Monday morning

Santa Barbara County freeway reopens after deadly mudslides

The devastation occurred in the early morning hours when torrents laden with boulders and debris swept down through neighborhoods, destroyed or damaged 430 homes and killed 20 people.

The finding of Calderon's body has risen the death toll to 21 as crews continue to search for the last possible survivors.

The agency said on Saturday the highway would be open to drivers on Monday, but it appears officials were able to get it safely cleared even sooner.

The remains of one of three people still missing from the Montecito flooding and mud flow were recovered Saturday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

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Still listed as missing were 2-year-old Lydia Sutthithepa and 17-year-old Jack Cantin, officials said.

(California Department of Transportation) U.S. Highway 101 at Olive Mill Road in Montecito on January 21, 2018, after two weeks of cleanup following deadly mudslides that closed the highway for weeks.

In this Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, photo Caltrans workers clear mud from a section of center divider guardrail along the northbound USA 101 in Montecito, Calif.

Traffic began moving again on USA 101 in Santa Barbara County shortly after noon, according to Jim Shivers, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation.

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