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Heavy Storm Impacts Bay Area Traffic

One of the strongest storms of the season slammed the Bay Area this week, prompting flooding and impacting traffic throughout the region through Thursday.

Here's a running list of traffic alerts issued in the Bay Area during Wednesday and Thursday's storms:

East Bay

  • A small mudslide Thursday afternoon is blocking the Park Boulevard exit on southbound Highway 13 in Oakland, according to the CHP. The off-ramp is closed and motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternative routes. At 1:30 p.m., CHP did not have an estimated time the offramp would reopen.
  • The 7th Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 880 was closed Thursday for several hours due to 3-feet of flooding, CHP Oakland said. It was reopened just before 3 p.m.
  • A big-rig hauling a trailer overturned late Wednesday due to high winds on the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge at midspan, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver is OK and no injuries have been reported. Two eastbound lanes are blocked and no estimated time lanes would be reopening.

South Bay/Santa Cruz

  • Both lanes of northbound Highway 17 in Santa Cruz were closed late Wednesday at Laurel Road due to a fallen tree, CHP says. The tree was removed shortly after 9 p.m.
  • A mudslide shut down southbound lanes of Highway 17 in Santa Cruz, south of the Glenwood Cutoff. Lanes started to reopen around 4:40 p.m.
  • A mudslide and downed trees are blocking both lanes of Hwy. 35 near Bear Creek Road in Los Gatos. There is no estimated time of reopening.

San Francisco/Peninsula

  • San Francisco Public Works officials said the Great Highway from Lincoln to Sloat in the southbound direction is closed due to the storm. There was no estimated time lanes would reopen.
  • San Bruno police said Sharp Park Road was closed in both directions Wednesday from Skyline Boulevard to College Drive due to trees and wires down. The road opened up around 8 p.m.

North Bay

  • A fatal crash blocked eastbound lanes of Highway 121 at Napa Road in Napa, just south of Sonoma, the California Highway Patrol said. There was no estimated time lanes would reopen.
  • Lucas Valley Road under Highway 101 in San Rafael was closed due to extreme flooding, according to the San Rafael Police Department. Lanes reopened after a few hours but police advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes.
  • Northbound Highway 1 exit from Highway 101 is closed because of flooding, Marin County Sheriff said.
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