Rain moved into the Central Coast last night, dropping more than 3 inches of rain in some areas of SLO County. Further south, where rain had been forecasted to be heavier, flooding and mudslides forced the closure of Highway 101 from Ventura to Santa Barbara and killed at least two people in the Montecito area.
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Closer to home, the damage was minimal. On Tuesday morning, Caltrans reported that Highway 1 in Oceano was closed both ways at 19th Street due to flooding in the road. No other damage was reported, and there were no outages in the area as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Rain is expected to continue falling throughout Tuesday, but will dissipate by Wednesday morning, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. Rain is next expected for Jan. 16, Lindsey said.
24-hour rainfall totals as of 8 a.m. Tuesday (in inches)
Arroyo Grande (SLOCountyWater.org)
Avila Valley (PG&E Energy Education Center)
Camp San Luis
Creston at Humbug Vineyards
Los Osos at Cottontail Lane
Los Osos (SLOCountyWater.org)
Paso Robles Municipal Airport
Prefumo Canyon, San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria Public Airport
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
See Canyon at Creekside Farms
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Source: John Lindsey, PG&E