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Rising waters flood major thoroughfares along Central Coast

San Luis Bay Dr. Floor
San Luis Bay Dr. flooded
Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 17:44:12-05

A storm pouring large amounts of rainfall on the Central Coast is flooding roads throughout the region, forcing many to close.

In San Luis Obispo, San Luis Bay Dr. is closed from Highway 101 to Monte Rd. However, some drivers plowed their way through the rising waters.

The closure started just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

Just south, flood waters also closed major thoroughfares in the Santa Maria-Guadalupe area.

Near Orcutt, Caltrans closed down Highway 1 between Solomon Rd. and Black Rd. That closure may last most of the day.

Hwy 1 closure SM
Hwy1 Closure

Black Rd. is also closed at the Stowell intersection in Santa Maria.

Flooding is forcing the on-and-off closure of Highway 1 near Guadalupe at Dominion Rd.

Dominion flooding

In Morro Bay, South Bay Blvd. from Quintana Road to Lower State Park Road and Quintana Road from Choro Creek Road to South Bay Blvd. were impacted by flood waters.

City officials said road crews would be monitoring the areas over the next 24 hours.