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Truck spill slows southbound traffic along Hwy 101 in Santa Maria

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Jun 29, 2022

A truck spill brought traffic to a standstill in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 in Santa Maria Wednesday morning.

CHP reports a truck spilled asphalt across the highway just north of Alvin Ave. at about 7:47 a.m.

Just before 9 a.m., Caltrans issued a Sig Alert that fully closed the southbound lanes of the highway. Two of the three lanes have reopened.

Officials urge drivers to be cautious and expect a slowdown in the area.