Before hitting the road, check the new Hwy. 101 cameras

Motorists can now check three new online video streams of real-time traffic conditions for Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County.

The three cameras were added to Caltrans’ statewide network of traffic videos. Visitors to the Caltrans website can see real-time traffic conditions at Highway 101 at Marsh Street; Highway 101 at Los Osos Valley Road; and Highway 101 at Avila Beach Drive.

Overall, there are five active cameras in Pismo Beach, one in Paso Robles, three in San Luis Obispo and two in Atascadero.

The statewide network of cameras can be viewed at http://video.dot.ca.gov.

Motorists can also call the automated California Highway Information Network at 1-800-GAS-ROAD to get current conditions for any highway in the state.

— Julia Hickey