One person dead, traffic blocked on Highway 41

On person is dead and traffic is blocked in both directions on Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero after a car hit a telephone pole near the Del Prado Ranch just before 9 a.m.

Crews report that traffic is backing up on a blind curve near mile marker 5, so drivers in the area should be cautious.

Check through the morning for updates on this accident.