Traffic backup causes Caltrans to pull tree trimming crew along Hwy 101

Posted at 1:42 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 16:42:04-04

As of 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Caltrans said it was pulling crews who were trimming trees along southbound Highway 101 north of the Cuesta Grade because of heavy traffic.

The southbound slow lane had been closed due to the work.

Traffic was reportedly backed up for miles between Santa Margarita and Atascadero starting Thursday morning because of the project and just got worse as the day went on.

It’s unknown at this time if crews will be returning to the area at another time.