San Luis Obispo County

Strong winds knock down trees and power lines in Cambria

Some roads closed due to hazards

CAMBRIA, Calif. - Strong winds caused issues all along the Central Coast on Tuesday.

At around 4 p.m., Cambria Fire Department responded to the intersection of Oroville Avenue and Kay Street for a report of a tree that fell down and blocked off a roadway.

The 80-foot pine fell across Kay Street and crews had to cut the tree into pieces to clear the road.

The tree also knocked down communication and power lines and caused a power outage to nearby homes. 

Residents were told to shelter in place while crews from Pacific Gas & Electric responded to fix the downed power lines. 


About an hour after the original call involving a downed tree, more trees knocked over by wind caused road closures.

Cambria Pines Road was closed between Buckley Drive and Kathryn Drive. Also, Langton Street was closed between Ardath Drive and Cowper Street. They were being described as hazardous condition incidents.


Cambria firefighters also responded to a downed tree into a structure on Rodgers Road. Residents of the home were able to safely evacuate. The structure will need to be further assessed.

Recommended Stories

Top Local Stories