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Rain brings more road closures for Central Coast

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Jan 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-14 21:18:57-05

Several roads are closed across the Central Coast as another storm is bringing more rain to the area Saturday.

The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department is asking drivers to stay off the roads in the city if possible and if you see a flooded road, turn around.

Highway closures were in place on Highway 1 near the elephant seal viewing area in San Simeon, Highway 166 from Highway 101 to Highway 33, Highway 229 in the Creston area and Highway 154. Some of the highways have been closed since last Monday's storm and before.

Other road closures due to flooding and other issues include:

  • Los Osos: Pecho Valley Road at Montana Way; Turri Road
  • Orcutt: Highway 1 between Solomon and Black roads
  • Nipomo: Highway 1 between Oso Flaco Lake Rd. and Division St.; Thompson Ave. from Highway 166 to Ranch Rd.
  • Gaviota: One lane of Northbound Highway 101
  • Morro Bay: State Park Road, Atascadero Road (near the ocean), Quintana Road (between South Bay Blvd. and San Bernardo Creek Rd.), and South Bay Blvd.
  • Avila Beach: Avila Beach Dr. at San Luis Bay Dr.

In the City of San Luis Obispo, the following roads were closed:

  • Marsh Street Bridge at Hwy 101
  • Oceanaire at Galleon
  • Los Osos Valley Road at Calle Joaquin, both sides of Calle Joaquin 
  • Tank Farm Road from S. Higuera to Broad 
  • Bianchi Lane
  • Laguna Lake Park (Note: the boat ramp is closed, do not attempt to access.)
  • Avoid Sacramento at Ricardo
  • Avoid Palomar & Ramona
  • Avoid Nipomo at Dana
  • Avoid Grand at Mill

For the latest on road closures in San Luis Obispo County, click here. For road closures in Santa Barbara County, click here.