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Rain creates various traffic hazards across Central Coast

Posted at 7:10 AM, Nov 29, 2018

UPDATE (7:50 a.m.) – Most incidents have been cleared, according to CHP.


The California Highway Patrol says it has responded to more than a dozen crashes overnight in San Luis Obispo County. So far, no serious injuries have been reported.

As of 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol was reporting some traffic hazards.

In Nipomo, a tree was blocking the road near La Loma Drive and La Camarilla Place.

A vehicle reportedly spun out on the northbound side of the Cuesta Grade. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured but the driver was said to be out of the vehicle. Flooding of the road was also reported in the southbound lanes close to the grade.

In Templeton, trees were reported to be blocking the road at Las Tablas Willow Creek and Oakdale roads. The road was closed as of about 6:30 a.m. due to downed wires, CHP reported. PG&E was en route. Trees were also blocking Santa Rita and White Oak roads.

Other traffic hazards were said to be affecting Old Creek Road and Highway 46 in the Paso Robles area and Las Tablas Road and Booker Road in the Templeton area.

In the Avila Beach area, a tree was said to be blocking Palisades Road just south of Avila Beach Drive as of 5:20 a.m.

Caltrans has closed Highway 1 between Mudd Creek and Paul’s Slide until Friday at noon.

As the rain falls, the Calfornia Highway Patrol reminds drivers to slow down and allow extra time to get to your destination.

This story will be updated as information develops.