Downed trees
Downed trees from the storm

County Public Works Storm Update

Author: public works
Date: 1/10/2023 2:50 PM

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department is prioritizing actions to keep the public, county staff, and emergency responders safe during these multiple storm systems passing through our county and much of the state of California.

We are currently focused on supporting CHP operations, responding to emergency calls including mud/rockslides, fallen trees blocking roadways, and flooding.

We are working to reopen closed roads with particular attention to reopening roadways where residents have no alternate route away from their homes.

As of 2:00 p.m., there are 40 posted road closures on county-maintained roads, four of those isolating approximately 100 homes. Isolated residents are in the Redondo, Chimney Rock, San Luisito Creek, and Upper Lopez Canyon areas.

While we respond to emergencies from ongoing storms, we are preparing for the next set of storms coming our way, including inspecting culverts and road conditions.

For anyone needing sand, check availability at the distribution sites listed here (residents must supply their own sandbags):

To report a road hazard (i.e.: flooding, downed tree) on a county road, call (805) 781-5252 or submit your request via web notifications at:

Call 911 for all emergencies.

For current county road closures, go to:

Road closures and reopenings are also posted on our website and social media. We are @slocountypwd on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.