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Bay Area Storm-Related Problems: Wind Damage, Fallen Trees, Power Outages

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A series of storms hitting the Bay Area has caused problems across the region.

From flooding to closed roads to fallen trees, we're tracking the major issues below.

Here's the latest from Tuesday, March 14:

Tree Falls on apartment complex in Livermore

A tree ripped the side off an apartment building on Paseo Laguna Seco in Livermore Tuesday.

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A tree ripped the side off an apartment building on Paseo Laguna Seco in Livermore Tuesday. Emma Goss reports.

Tree falls on elementary school in Sunnyvale

A 50-foot tree fell onto West Valley Elementary School in Sunnyvale. Here's an update from reporter Stephanie Magallon.

BART service impacted after tree falls on train

A large tree fell on a BART train between Concord and Pleasant Hill. BART service is impacted. Here's a look at the latest.

Falling tree hits firetruck in Walnut Creek

A falling tree slammed into a firetruck in Walnut Creek during the powerful storm. Reporter Pete Suratos has more here.

Fallen trees force evacuations in Union City

Residents evacuated after eucalyptus trees fell onto duplex homes on Starling Avenue in Union City. No injuries reported.

Eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge closure

Eastbound Interstate 580 has been shut down between Highway 101 and the end of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, according to the California Highway Patrol. It's unclear when lanes will reopen.

Santa Clara neighborhood under temporary shelter-in-place order

A temporary shelter-in-place order has been issued for residents and businesses along Homestead Road in Santa Clara due to downed power lines.

Large tree falls on cars in Brisbane

Fire officials say a large tree fell on top of several parked cars in Brisbane. No injuries reported.

Glass falling from San Francisco high-rise building

San Francisco fire officials say a shelter-in-place order has been issued in the area of 555 California Street due to glass falling from a high-rise. There are also street closures in area.

Multiple trees down at San Francisco State University

Several trees are down at San Francisco State University. Golden Gate Xpress reports one of the trees fell on a campus maintenance vehicle.

Truck tips over on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

High winds appear to have blown over a big-rig on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Person injured by fallen tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains

A large tree crashed into a backyard shed and a detached office in the Santa Cruz Mountains, leaving one person injured, according to a neighbor. The tree came down along the 17900 block of Oak Drive.

Highway 92 reopens in Half Moon Bay

Cal Fire reports Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay has reopened after a large eucalyptus tree fell across the highway. No injuries reported.

Downed trees and powerlines in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek police have tweeted out several incident residents should know about. Here's a look:

Downed trees, outages reported in Mountain View

Police say strong winds have caused several downed trees and outages.

Power lines down in Mill Valley

In Mill Valley, Circle Avenue is closed between Hillcrest Road and Oakdale Avenue due to downed power lines, police said.

Fallen tree blocks lanes in Sunnyvale

The No. 2 and 3 lanes of northbound Mathilda Avenue at El Camino/Olive are blocked due to a fallen tree, police said.

Arcing power lines in San Rafael

Mountain View Avenue in San Rafael is closed for arcing power lines, police said. Officers, along with PG&E and fire crews, are on scene. Mountain View Avenue is closed between Grand Avenue and Linden Lane.

Tree blocks lanes of I-280 in Millbrae

The California Highway Patrol said a fallen tree is blocking all lanes of southbound Interstate 280 just north of Millbrae Avenue in Millbrae.

Fallen tree blocks El Camino in Burlingame

A Nixle alert from the county reports a tree fell on the 1400 block of El Camino in Burlingame, police say. Officials ask residents and motorists to take alternate routes.

Tree blocking Belmont street

Police say a fallen tree is blocking eastbound Ralston Avenue at Davis Drive. Crews are en route to clear the tree.

Flight delays into SFO

Heavy winds are expected to slow arrivals to San Francisco International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration initiated a ground stop program that will see domestic arrivals delayed by an average of 80 minutes.

Downed tree takes out power lines in Santa Rosa

A large tree toppled over on a residential street Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa, taking down electrical lines and knocking out power to hundreds. The tree came down at about 3:30 a.m. on Orchard Street, near Spencer Street, leaving about 700 residents (257customers) without power, Santa Rosa fire officials said.

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A large tree fell on a street in Santa Rosa, taking down power lines early Tuesday. (March 14, 2023)

NB I-680 in Sunol Reopens After Big-Rig Crash

All lanes of northbound Interstate 680 in Sunol were reopened Tuesday morning after a big-rig crash was cleared at South Castlewood Boulevard. A Sig-alert was issued at 4:25 a.m., and the crash was cleared around 6:30 a.m.

Much of the Bay Area is under a flood watch and high wind warning as another strong storm arrived overnight Tuesday. Vianey Arana has your Microclimate Forecast.

Here's the latest from Monday, March 13:

Landslide takes out trees, power lines in San Rafael

A landslide sent trees crashing into power lines in San Rafael.

Highway 9 closed in Saratoga due to rocks, tree in roadway

Highway 9 was closed Monday morning at Booker Creek Road in Saratoga due to fallen rocks and a downed tree, with no estimated time for reopening, Caltrans said.

Here's the latest from Sunday, March 12:

Flooding closes Interstate 880 in Fremont

Interstate 880 was closed in both directions at Thornton Avenue in Fremont due to flooding, according to Caltrans.

Here's the latest from Saturday, March 11:

Large tree falls, damages landmark in SF's Stern Grove

A large eucalyptus tree fell in San Francisco's Stern Grove early Saturday morning, damaging a historical landmark, according to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. The 85-foot-tall tree fell onto the Trocadero Clubhouse, and the building has since been red-tagged.

A large eucalyptus tree fell in San Francisco's Stern Grove early Saturday morning, damaging a historical landmark, according to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Christie Smith reports.

Major damage closes Highway 84 in Woodside

Highway 84 in Woodside was shut down in both directions early Saturday from Portola Road to Skyline Boulevard due to major damage caused by a landslide, according to the sheriff's office. There was no estimated to for reopening, and officials advised motorists to use alternate routes.

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Damage to Highway 84 in San Mateo County.

Flood warning issued in Sonoma County

The National Weather Service on Saturday issued a flood warning in Sonoma County due to small stream flooding caused by rainfall. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday in flood-prone areas including those surrounding Green Valley Creek, the NWS said. Locations that will experience flooding include Sebastopol, Forestville and Graton.

Here's the latest from Friday, March 10:

Flooding shuts down southbound Highway 101 in Gilroy

Southbound Highway 101 south of Gilroy was shut down due to flooding. Traffic was being diverted onto 10th Street/Highway 152.

Road, water main washed out in Soquel

Dozens of homes in the Santa Cruz County community of Soquel were left without water service after storm runoff and debris washed out a road and water main.

Fallen tree damages cars in San Francisco

Four vehicles parked on Oak Street next to Panhandle Park in San Francisco were damaged when a large tree came crashing down. No injuries were reported.

Flooding closes Niles Canyon Road

Niles Canyon Road between Fremont and Pleasanton is closed due to flooding, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Flood warning issued for multiple counties

A flood warning was issued Friday morning in multiple Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin and Sonoma, according to the National Weather Service.

Landslides shut down highways 129 and 152

Two highways connecting southern Santa Clara County with Santa Cruz County were shut down early Friday due to landslides. Highway 129 was closed between Murphy Crossing in Watsonville and U.S. 101 south of Gilroy. Highway 152, also known as Hecker Pass, was closed between Casserly Road in Watsonville and Watsonville Road in Gilroy.

Evacuations in Santa Cruz County due to flooding

Santa Cruz County authorities issued evacuations orders for Felton Grove, Paradise Park and Soquel Village due to flooding. Residents were urged to move to higher ground, and they can check their zones for evacuation orders.

Flooding shuts down I-580 in Oakland

Interstate 580 in Oakland was shut down in both directions Friday morning due to flooding between High Street and 35th Avenue, according to the CHP. All lanes have since reopened.

Here's the latest from Thursday, March 9:

Highway 12 in Santa Rosa closed due to flooding

Several roads in Santa Rosa, including Highway 12, are closed due to flooding, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said.

They warned drivers to avoid driving and if they absolutely have to, to "slow down and take your time getting where you need to go."

Downed tree blocks lanes on I-280 in San Bruno

A downed tree blocks two right lanes of northbound Interstate 280 in San Bruno, the CHP says.

Lanes are blocked just south of the Crystal Springs on-ramp.

Wet weather leads to problems on I-680 in Walnut Creek

Police late Thursday afternoon are asking the public to avoid northbound Interstate 680 at Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek due to a multi-vehicle collision. Firefighters said wet roads and win are leading to multiple accidents in the area.

Santa Cruz County evacuation warning

Some low-lying areas of Santa Cruz County are under an evacuation warning due to likely flooding. This includes Felton Grove and River Grove, Paradise Park, Soquel Village, Rio Del Mar Flats, and areas along Corralitos Creek, including the College-Lake-Holohan area.

"If you flooded in January, you are likely to flood again," the county said. "Please be prepared to leave if necessary. This is a warning not an order, but leave now if you feel unsafe."

View the evacuation map here.

Watsonville issues evacuation warning

The city of Watsonville in Santa Cruz County issued an evacuation warning for residents in areas at risk of flooding as a storm was set to hit the coastal city Thursday. Those impacted by recent floods are considered at risk, the city said.

Newsom declares state of emergency

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to support storm response and relief efforts in 21 counties, including five in the greater Bay Area, as an atmospheric river storm beared down on Northern California.

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