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Rain Shuts Down Lanes on San Mateo and Fremont Highway: CHP


Flooding forced the closure of lanes on two interstate highways in the Bay Area as rain continued to pour across the region Friday.

California Highway Patrol reported northbound lanes on Interstate 280 were closed late Thursday in San Mateo, and several lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Fremont were closed early Friday due to flooding.

The flooding on the highway in San Mateo was reported just north of Bunker Hill Drive. Due to heavy rains, there was over three feet of standing water across all northbound lanes, CHP said.

The flooding was impacting southbound Interstate Highway 880 just north of the Mowry Avenue onramp, according to the CHP.

The incident was first reported Thursday night at 11:02 p.m.

The lanes have since been reopened.

View NBC Bay Area's traffic map for the latest conditions.

The storm system has triggered a wind advisory for the North Bay until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service warned that gusty crosswinds could create some headaches for people crossing the Golden Gate, Richmond-San Rafael and Carquinez bridges.

Cities and towns in the North Bay valleys could see winds blowing anywhere from 15 to 25 mph with gusts topping out at 35 mph, according to the weather service. Locations along the North Bay coastline and those above 1,000 feet could have winds blowing at 20 to 30 mph with gusts peaking as high as 50 mph.

In addition to bringing much-needed rain to the region, the latest rounds of wet weather have drastically improved air quality for a region that was clogged with wildfire smoke for roughly two weeks.

Air quality for much of the Bay Area was rated as "good" Friday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

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