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Roadway flooding, downed trees Thursday in North SLO County

Posted at 6:01 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 01:38:53-05

Thursday’s storm caused plenty of damage and flooding in Northern San Luis Obispo County.

From maneuvering streets filled with water to toppled trees, locals were braving the storm.

“There’s been flooding everywhere,” said Cienna Thompson. “I feel like every dip, every place that we drive.”

We saw flooding at Riverside Avenue and 21st Street and even more puddle-filled streets at Ramada Drive and Marquita Avenue.

“I have heard a lot of travelers, because I work at Starbucks, say there has been a couple of accidents and how terrible it has been,” Thompson explained.

Some folks woke up to damage. A tree landed on an SUV parked on Flag Way close to Sherwood Park.

“I thought ‘Oh, wow,'” said Francisca Ruiz-Wilde. “The owner of the car is going to be really surprised because I didn’t see anyone out there.”

Hours later, it was cleared and there was no visible damage on the car.

“Actually, I was really shocked. When I first saw it, I thought it was going to be damaged and when they took the tree off I was really surprised there were no scratches. No dents or anything,” Ruiz-Wilde added.

All that’s left is a tree stump with some weak roots.

Elsewhere, some Paso Robles residents on Weeping Willow Way woke up around 3 a.m. Thursday to a big crash. A neighbor’s tree fell in their yard causing some damage.

But with the bad comes the good. The Salinas River is flowing.

“I feel like we need that,” Thompson added. “We need all the rain and water we can get.”

Another added bonus is this storm has brought plenty of rainbows.