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Crash, fire shuts down major intersection in Santa Maria

Posted at 8:12 AM, Nov 08, 2018

Drivers in Santa Maria may need to re-route Thursday morning due to a crash and fire that’s impacting a busy intersection.

Santa Maria police say two cars crashed on the 800 block of S. Broadway just after 7 a.m. One of the cars crashed into a nearby gas station and caught fire.

Officers have closed S. Broadway from Battles Rd. to Newlove Dr. as firefighters and police respond.

Lt. Russ Mengel of Santa Maria Police Department said it’s unknown whether anyone was injured and how long the road closures will be in place.

This story will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.