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Falling trees crush cars at Morro Bay High School, force evacuations at state park

Trees crush cars, solar panels at Morro Bay High; students to be evacuated from campus

Trees on the Morro Bay High School campus knocked out some of the school’s solar panels and hit two cars. Ryan Pinkerton, assistant superintendent for San Luis Coastal Unified School District, talks about plans to slowly evacuate students Friday,
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Trees on the Morro Bay High School campus knocked out some of the school’s solar panels and hit two cars. Ryan Pinkerton, assistant superintendent for San Luis Coastal Unified School District, talks about plans to slowly evacuate students Friday,

Falling trees crushed cars at Morro Bay High School and forced rangers to evacuate campers at Morro Bay State Park on Friday as powerful winds whipped the coast.

At the high school, students were put on lockdown after several trees fell on campus, hitting two cars and the school’s solar panels.

No one was injured, according to a news release, and students were sheltered in classrooms while waiting to be released at noon.

Across town at Morro Bay State Park, between eight and 10 trees fell in the park before 10 a.m., KSBY reported. No injuries were reported, but everyone was asked to leave as a safety precaution.

Park rangers could not immediately be reached for comment.

Multiple trees fell on Corbett Canyon Road on Friday, February 17, 2017, closing the roadway. Trees also downed power lines on Carpenter Canyon Road near Cold Canyon landfill, south of San Luis Obispo. Oceano Dunes closed for the weekend because o

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie

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