Updated 8:25 a.m. — No major issues were reported as a heavy storm moved through the Central and South coasts overnight.
Evacuation orders in Santa Barbara were lifted at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning for all residents in the Montecito area. Highway 101 on and off ramps in the area that were closed as a precaution Tuesday night were also re-opened early in the morning.
Black Road in Santa Maria from Stowell to Betteravia is also closed due to street flooding.
Some flooding in #SantaMaria
— Alexa Bertola (@Alexa_Bertola) March 6, 2019
The California Highway Patrols is urging drivers to slow down during the morning commute as roads are still wet.
Good Morning SLO County. We obviously have a wet commute this morning and you already know the drill. Please, slow down. Avoid distractions, increase your following distance. Do not use your cruise control & turn your windshield wipers on. And give yourself a little extra time. pic.twitter.com/RAAAgc3ILT
— CHPTempleton (@CHP_Templeton) March 6, 2019
Transportation division teams were out before 7 a.m. assessing the evacuation order areas.
Some Central Coast roads are closed due to localized flooding but should be re-opening soon. They include Highway 1 between Oso Flaco and Division Street in the Guadalupe area and Highway 1 at 13th Street in Oceano, an area prone to flooding.
Many Santa Barbara County Fire Departments have increased staffing until noon Wednesday.
A flash flood watch for the area has expired.
Monitoring evacuation orders in southern Santa Barbara County. Hers the latest look at conditions.
Posted by KSBY on Wednesday, March 6, 2019