Oceano Dunes could be closed this week­end

The Tribune (SLO) - - Local - BY KAYTLYN LES­LIE [email protected]­bune­news.com Kaytlyn Les­lie: 805-781-7928, @Kaytyleslie

Bad news off-road­ers: The Oceano Dunes State Ve­hic­u­lar Recre­ation Area might be closed this week­end due to the storm.

State Parks rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the Oceano Dunes Dis­trict shared a Face­book post Fri­day warn­ing peo­ple to ex­pect clo­sures and de­lays at the pop­u­lar park through next week, as heavy rain and high tides are ex­pected to bat­ter the coast.

“If you are head­ing to Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach this week­end or next week, please be aware that de­pend­ing on surf and beach con­di­tions, we may close the park for un­de­ter­mined pe­ri­ods of time due to these haz­ardous con­di­tions,” the post read.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice has is­sued a high surf ad­vi­sory for the Cen­tral Coast, in ef­fect from Fri­day evening to noon Sun­day.

San Luis Obispo County is ex­pected to see be­tween 3 and 6 inches of rain through next Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to me­te­o­rol­o­gist John Lind­sey.

In the past, high surf and large amounts of rain have blocked off ac­cess to parts of the Oceano Dunes, caus­ing ve­hi­cles to get stuck in fast-mov­ing wa­ters.

Park rep­re­sen­ta­tives on Fri­day said “four­wheeled-drive ve­hi­cles are highly rec­om­mended” if you wish to visit the park.

Vis­i­tors are also en­cour­aged to check tide ta­bles and “plan your ar­rival ac­cord­ingly,” park of­fi­cials said.

For up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on clo­sures, check out http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1207.

LAURA DICKINSON ldick­in­[email protected]­bune­news.com

Storms may close Oceano Dunes State Ve­hic­u­lar Recre­ation this week­end.

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