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Downed utility pole closes portion of Orcutt Rd. in SLO

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 20:06:03-04

UPDATE (5:05 p.m.) - The road is expected to reopen around 8 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: A portion of Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo was closed Wednesday due to a fallen utility pole.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the traffic hazard was first reported around 12:30 p.m.

Initial reports were that a line was down across Biddle Ranch Road and another down across Orcutt Road.

It was not immediately known whether the pole was hit by a vehicle.

Orcutt Road was shut down in both directions by 1 p.m. and traffic was being diverted at Tiffany Ranch Road.

No other information was immediately available.