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Early Spring Storm Causes Issues on Bay Area Roads

Roads across the Bay Area are seeing the effects of an early spring storm early Wednesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol issued a travel advisory in Marin County for northbound U.S. Highway 101 just north of Lucky Drive in Larkspur for roadway flooding just after 1:35 a.m. Wednesday. The CHP said two inches of water is across all lanes of traffic and motorists are advised to use caution and reduce speed while traveling through the area.

A multiple-vehicle collision was reported on Interstate Highway 680 south just north of Scott Creek Road just after 12:30 a.m. No major injuries were reported in the five-vehicle collision.

The CHP said westbound Interstate Highway 80 just east of Interstate Highway 680 in Solano County is seeing "a couple of inches" of flooding in the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes just before 1:20 a.m. Wednesday. No information on whether the flooding had subsided was available.

Heavy fog is being reported on Interstate Highway 80 between the Cummings Skyway and Alhambra Boulevard around 1:20 a.m., according to the CHP.

The CHP said southbound Interstate Highway 680 just north of Treat Boulevard had flooding in the slow lane around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The severity of that flooding and the status of it early Wednesday morning was unavailable.

The National Weather Service expects .5-inch to 1.5 inches of rain to fall in the San Francisco Bay Area and inland through Thursday. Winds are expected to increase Wednesday into Thursday.

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