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Hwy. 41 in Atascadero back open, several SLO County roads closed

Highway 41 is closed at San Gabriel Road due to a rock slide east of the Three Bridges Oak Preserve.
Highway 41 is closed at San Gabriel Road due to a rock slide east of the Three Bridges Oak Preserve.

Update, 4:45 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that Highway 41 reopened at about 4:10 p.m.

Update, 3 p.m.

The San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department has released a list of all county roads that are closed due to the effects of the rain, including flooding, downed trees and mudslides.

Those roads are:

In San Luis Obispo:

▪  Turri Road from South Bay Boulevard to Los Osos Valley Road

▪  Avila Beach Drive from Ontario to San Luis Bay Drive

▪  San Luis Bay Drive at Highway 101 low water crossing

In Paso Robles:

▪  San Marcos Road at Wellsona (near San Miguel)

▪  Airport Road at the low water crossing

▪  Penman Springs Road at the river crossing (still closed from previous storms)

▪  North River Road at the low water crossing

In Creston:

▪  Huer Huero Road at the river crossing

In Shandon:

▪  Cholame Valley Road from Highway 46 to McMillan Canyon Road

In Cambria:

▪  Avon Avenue from Ardath Drive to Wales Road

In Arroyo Grande:

▪  Cecchetti Road at the low water crossing (remains closed)

Update, 11:26 a.m.

Highway 41 is closed between San Gabriel Road and Old Morro Road and will reopen in four to six hours, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

Original story:

Highway 41 in Atascadero is closed at San Gabriel Road because of a rock slide just east of the Three Bridges Oak Preserve area, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

The closure was first reported at about 10:12 a.m. on the California Highway Patrol’s website. Highway 41 between Atascadero and Morro Bay reopened Feb. 11 after mudslides closed the highway for more than a month.

The magnitude of the slide and the estimated time it will take to clear are currently unknown.

The creek was raging in its banks on Saturday, February 18, 2017, through downtown San Luis Obispo and was spilling over the roadway on San Luis Bay Drive.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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