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Storm downs trees throughout the county

Gale force winds have toppled multiple trees throughout the county and left downed power lines and debris in the roadways.

PG&E spokesman John Lindsey said the wind peaked at 9 a.m. at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant with a gust at 66 mph. The sustained wind speed was 54 mph.

In the South County Highway 1 at 13th Street in Oceano is closed due to flooding and cars are being detoured.

Highway 1 at Oso Flaco Lake is back open, according to Jim Shivers, Caltrans spokesman.

In the North County public works officials are out clearing culverts to keep rain water flowing off the roadways and clearing debris from roadways.

In Paso Robles and Atascadero all streets remain open but drivers are cautioned to drive carefully as higher than usual water may accumulate in some streets and intersections.

In Morro Bay trees are down in the 300, 600, and 900 block of Main Street and emergency crews are assisting with a tree that fell into a house on Alta Court. Drivers are cautioned to be aware of pooling water near the roundabout at Morro Bay Boulevard.

--AnnMarie Cornejo

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