UPDATE (9:26 a.m.) - Caltrans reports Highway 1 in Guadalupe has reopened, but drivers are advised to use caution in the area.
UPDATE (9:03 a.m.) - Highway 1 from Division Street to Thornberry Road is closed in Guadalupe due to flooding. Caltrans says a detour is in place at Division Street and Oso Flaco Lake Road.
UPDATE (7:05 a.m.) – A truck was reported on its roof in a ditch off Los Osos Valley Road and West Foothill Boulevard in San Luis Obispo. The driver was said to be out of the vehicle and walking around before officers arrived.
UPDATE (6:32 a.m.) - CHP is reporting 2-3 foot boulders in the road along the northbound lanes of Highway 1 near the Cayucos Drive offramp.
UPDATE (6:18 p.m.) - Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services says the city is seeing fallen trees and downed power lines during the storm.
Paso Robles is experiencing falling trees and downed power lines as a result of the storm. Always consider downed power lines energized and avoid the area. Contact your local fire department and PG&E for assistance. @PRCity— Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services (@PasoRoblesES) January 27, 2021
UPDATE (5:58 p.m.) - In the Avila Beach area, CHP is reporting a vehicle crashed along the northbound lanes of Highway 101 just south of the Avila Beach Drive offramp around 5:30 a.m. An ambulance was requested at the scene.
Shortly before 6 a.m., a crash along northbound Highway 101 just north of Highway 58 was reported when a vehicle reportedly hit the guardrail.
Lines are also reported to be down in Santa Margarita in the area of Highway 58 and I Street.
ORIGINAL STORY: Steady rain continues to fall across the Central Coast Wednesday morning.
Wind gusts in some areas were reaching 66 mph by 4 a.m. with northern San Luis Obispo County already receiving nearly .25’’ of rain.
At 4:42 a.m., the California Highway Patrol was responding to reports of a crash off northbound Highway 101 in the Santa Margarita area and a tree was down at Walnut Avenue and Poplar Street in Atascadero.
Roadway flooding was also being reported at Highway 58 and Parkhill Road in Santa Margarita.
Latest GOES-17 Lower-Water Vapor Imagery showing a very well defined #AtmosphericRiver developing across SLO/Monterey Counties this morning. This plume of deep moisture will bring copious amounts of rain to the foothills of SLO County thru Thu. 7-10 inches likely. #cawx pic.twitter.com/9RCliuRjL3— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) January 27, 2021
In Guadalupe, a power outage power outage shortly after 4 a.m. was impacting more than 800 PG&E customers and other outages in Paso Robles, Cayucos, Atascadero, Creston and Orcutt were also reported.
Watch Daybreak on KSBY News at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. for the latest on this winter storm and what to expect the rest of the day.