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Overnight storm causes no major issues along Central Coast

Posted at 11:05 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 21:33:13-05

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.

The California Highway Patrols is urging drivers to slow down during the morning commute as roads are still wet.

Transportation division teams were out before 7 a.m. assessing the evacuation order areas.

Posted by County of Santa Barbara – Public Works on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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