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Crash near Santa Margarita backs up SB Hwy 101 traffic to Atascadero

Posted at 8:54 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 13:54:29-04

UPDATE: The SigAlert was canceled at 10:17 a.m.

UPDATE: Traffic was still backed up to Santa Barbara Road in Atascadero as of 9:30 a.m., according to CHP.


UPDATE: A SigAlert was issued at 8:49 a.m. due to the continued backup.


ORIGINAL STORY: A crash on Highway 101 in the Santa Margarita area was slowing southbound traffic Thursday morning.

It reportedly happened at about 7:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Highway 58 offramp.

According to the California Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved and minor injuries reported.

The backup extended to San Diego Way in Atascadero as of 8:30 a.m., according to CHP.

Drivers report traffic moving extremely slow through the area.

No other information was immediately available.