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Highway 41 closed between Atascadero and Morro Bay after car crashes into a pole

Update, 5 p.m.

The highway is now completely open, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Update, 11:30 a.m.

Highway 41 is now open with one-way traffic control, according to Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers.

Shivers said officials don’t have a time frame for when the road will fully reopen.

Update, 9 a.m.

Authorities don’t have an estimate yet for when the road will reopen, but AT&T crews have arrived on scene to repair the pole, according to Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers.

Original story:

Highway 41 is closed between Atascadero and Morro Bay after a car crashed into a pole and sent power lines across the road, according to Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.

At about 3:20 a.m., a gray Mazda went off the highway and crashed into a pole near Old Morro Road, according to the CHP’s incident information log. No one was seriously hurt in the crash, but the pole and live wires fell across the road, according to the CHP.

As of 7:20 a.m., Highway 41 is closed in Atascadero at San Gabriel Road, and closed at Highway 1 in Morro Bay, the CHP said.

There is no estimated time for the road to reopen, according to Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers.

Additional information was not immediately available.

This story will be updated.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.

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