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Crash slows traffic on northbound Hwy. 101 near Santa Margarita

Traffic slows on northbound Highway 101 just past the Highway 58 offramp in the North County on Tuesday afternoon.
Traffic slows on northbound Highway 101 just past the Highway 58 offramp in the North County on Tuesday afternoon.

Update:

Both lanes of northbound Highway 101 were reopened at 4:34 p.m., according to the CHP.

Two people were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital.

Original story:

A car crashed into the center divider of northbound Highway 101 just past the off-ramp to Santa Margarita, backing up traffic Tuesday afternoon.

The solo vehicle crash was first reported at 3:54 p.m., according to the CHP. An ambulance was responding.

The fast lane was blocked in the area, slowing traffic and causing a backup.

The CHP was planning to guide traffic coming down the Cuesta Grade so drivers would slow before the crash site.

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