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Highway 41 near Cerro Alto Campground reopens following crash

Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 30, 2019

Highway 41 near the Cerro Alto Campground between Atascadero and Morro Bay is back open after a vehicle hit a telephone pole in the area, according to CHP.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident page, a telephone pole and wires were reported down on the roadway near Morro Road and Cerro Alto Road just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

When officials arrived on scene at 2:45 a.m., they found a gold Ford Ranger had hit the pole before going down into an embankment just off Morro Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident page, a Sigalert was issued for Highway 41 near the Cerro Alto Road area with hard closures in both the southbound and northbound lanes at 4:15 a.m.

AT&T was responding to the scene to remove the downed telephone pole.

CHP said the roadway reopened just after 6:30 a.m.

The incident page said one person involved suffered from minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.