Five-car pileup backs up traffic on Highway 101 in Atascadero

A five-car pileup on Highway 101 is slowing Friday commute traffic in the North County.

The crash occurred at 4:26 p.m in the northbound lanes near the Del Rio Road exit in Atascadero, backing up traffic to Traffic Way, according to the CHP traffic incident page.

No injuries were reported, according to the website.

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Nick Wilson covers the city of San Luis Obispo and has been a reporter at The Tribune since 2004. He also writes regularly about K-12 education, Cal Poly, Morro Bay and Los Osos. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley and is originally from Ojai.