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UPDATE: Some roads reopen today, and some remain closed

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 11, 2023

Highway 166 is now closed as of 12:30 p.m. from Highway 101 to State Route 33 due to road conditions on the Kern County side.

Highway 41 remains closed from Ironwood Drive near Morro Bay to San Gabriel in Atascadero.

State Route 246 is reopened from Pine Street to Alamo Pintado Road.

The city of Santa Maria has reopened all 14 roads - except Black Road between Betteravia and Stowell which is closed due to flooding. City and County Flood Control begin pumping out water from the Blosser Basin to prep for future storms on Wednesday.

Caltrans officials reported just after 10:30 a.m. that Highway 1 along the Big Sur Coast is now closed from the south of Deetjen's Inn to Ragged Point and from the Elephant Seal area in San Simeon to south of Ragged Point. The Elephant Seal viewing area is open.

The gates at Paul’s Slide are closed and will remain closed for at least 24 hours. Crews continue to respond to multiple active slides within the closure area today.

Travelers from the south will encounter a closure on Highway 1 near the elephant seal viewing area, four miles north of San Simeon. A significant slide, one mile south of Ragged Point, extends over both lanes of travel. As a result, the highway is impassible at this location and is expected to restrict access to Ragged Point from the south for several weeks.

San Luis Obispo Public Works announced just after 11 a.m. that in San Miguel at Airport Rd at the crossing is closed. In Arroyo Grande, Huasna Rd at end of Huasna Townsite Rd is closed.

In Paso Robles, North River Rd from Estrella to Wellsona is closed. In Pozo, River Rd from Parkhill to Pozo is closed. In Santa Margarita, Las Pilitas 1/10 mile off Pozo Rd is closed.

Highway 1 is reopened from Carpenter Street to Ocean Avenue.

In Shandon, Cholame Valley Rd from Highway 46 to McMillan Cyn Rd is closed. Shell Creek Rd from 58 to Truesdale is closed. Truesdale Rd from Shell Creek Rd to two miles at the crossing is closed.

KSBY will continue to update road closures and reopenings as information becomes available.