SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Another storm moved into the Bay Area Tuesday, bringing road closures, downed trees, power outages and disrupting transportation. The storm is expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall and gusty winds that could lead to downed trees and power lines, along with potential flooding and a rough morning commute.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has issued an emergency declaration as the city balances recovering from the last storm and prepping for this next one. City officials are advising residents to stay home during the peak of Tuesday’s storm.
Follow our blog for the latest storm updates.
Bay Area storm updates:
Tuesday, March 28
9:00 p.m. — Mudslide watch near Highway 101
In the North Bay, there are continuing concerns about a hillside. A PG&E line exposed by the slide has been fixed, but further erosion could have major impacts on drivers along Highway 101.
8:30 p.m. — Storm brings more rain, power outages to San Francisco
After wind caused windows to crack in a San Francisco high rise, it significantly calmed down as the day went on. Locals are getting tired of the storms that have plagued the area for months.
KRON4’s Gayle Ong has more.
6:30 p.m. — Crews respond to flooded roadways in Colma
The storm caused several road hazards for drivers on Bay Area freeways. KRON4’s Haaziq Madyun caught up with a Caltrans crew clearing a downed tree off a freeway on the Peninsula.
6:00 p.m. — Wet Weather caused crashes in Contra Costa County
Spin-outs and fender benders kept the California Highway Patrol busy throughout Tuesday. KRON4’s Philippe Djegal spoke to a tow truck operator on the hectic day.
5:05 p.m. — Tracking flight delays at SFO
Today’s storms caused problems for some travelers. At SFO, the rain and wind caused flight delays throughout the day. KRON4’s Dan Kerman was there with more.
4:48 p.m. — About 1,700 PG&E customers without power
There are 1,777 PG&E customers currently without power, according to the latest numbers from the utility.
|March 28, 2023 — 4:30 p.m.||Affected Customers|
4:45 p.m. — 680 in Fairfield reduced to one lane
The southbound I-680 in Fairfield near Gold Hill Road will be reducing to one lane from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. to clear mud from one of the traffic lanes, according to a tweet from Caltrans.
3:15 p.m. — Majority of power outages in San Francisco
PG&E released an update on the power outages in the region. Many of the issues in the East Bay and North Bay were resolved, but there has been a growing number of outages in San Francisco.
|March 28, 2023 – 3 PM||Affected Customers|
3:00 p.m. — Car flies off I-780 overpass
A car flew off the I-780 overpass onto East 5th Street in Benicia, the Benicia Police Department confirmed. There were no injuries in the car. The crash scene is closed off.
2:25 p.m. — Flooding causes delays on Hwy-92
The roadway is now down to a single lane to allow for one-way traffic controls at Spanishtown near Half Moon Bay, according to CalFire. Firefighters are assisting at the scene.
2:20 p.m. — Car overturns on Hwy-280
A vehicle rollover happened on the northbound side of Hwy-280 south of Hwy-1, according to North County Fire Authority. Fire crews are on the scene, and drivers are asked to slow down when navigating wet roadways.
12:30 p.m. — Flooding closes Junipero Serra Boulevard in Colma
Flooding on southbound Junipero Serra Boulevard closed the road between Southgate Avenue and Serramonte Boulevard, the Colma Police Department reported. Officials advise drivers to use alternate routes. There is no current estimated time of opening. Drive safely and avoid driving through any standing water or flooded roadways.
12:15 p.m. — Special Weather Statement issued for Bay Area
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement for much of the Bay Area including Oakland, Hayward and San Mateo. Expect 50-mile-per-hour winds and possible pea-sized hail until 1:00 p.m.
12:10 p.m. — 6K without power
PG&E’s latest power outage report showed a little over 6,000 customers without power as of Tuesday afternoon, many of which are in the East Bay.
|March 28, 2023 – 12 PM||Affected Customers|
12 p.m. — Radar shows rain bands starting to intensify
Radar at around 11:40 a.m. shows rain bands intensifying as they move into the Bay Area. As they move onshore, the National Weather Service said residents should expect heavier rain rates and small hail. The next round of heavy rain is headed for Half Moon Bay area.
11:15 a.m. — Special Weather Statement issued for parts of North Bay
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement for parts of the North Bay including Mill Valley, San Rafael and San Anselmo. Residents should expect 40-mile-per-hour winds and potential pea-sized hail until 11:45 a.m.
11:10 a.m. — Tesla Road in Livermore closed
A landslide on the side of Tesla Road in Livermore has caused a hard closure to all through traffic from Reuss Road to the County Line, according to Alameda County officials. There is a hard closure at Mile Marker 9.5. There is no official confirmation that the landslide was weather-related, but recent storms have caused similar slides.
11:05 a.m. — Tree blocks southbound lanes of 280 in south San Francisco
Weather conditions have caused a tree to the fall in the southbound lanes of I-280 at Avalon Drive in south San Francisco. The right and center lanes are blocked. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.
11 a.m. — Rohnert Park begins flooding
The National Weather Service reported flooding in Rohnert Park on Labath Avenue. The North Bay is under a Flood Advisory until noon Tuesday, according to NWS. Expect potential flooding on streets, highways and underpasses.
10:40 a.m. — Tuesday Ferry services disrupted
The 11 a.m. ferry service from the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal to the San Francisco Ferry Building has been cancelled.
The 11:25 a.m. ferry service from the San Francisco Ferry Building to the Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal has also been cancelled.
The 10:20 a.m. service from Harbor Bay to the San Francisco Ferry Building was also canceled. The next one will be at 11:15 a.m.
Monday, Ferry officials said they did not anticipate any weather-related service disruptions.
10:20 a.m. — PG&E gears up for more potential power outages
PG&E is preparing to respond to another round of power outages as Tuesday’s storm brings high winds and rain to the Bay Area.
“This year’s series of storms with strong winds and heavy rains resulted in trees, limbs and other debris falling into powerlines, damaging equipment and interrupting electric service,” a PG&E spokesperson said. “This is the same concern we have with this storm which could result in trees, limbs or debris striking our power equipment and disrupting electric service. Due to the soil being very saturated, it is likely that additional rain or strong winds could result in vegetation falling.”
According to its latest power outage report, about 5,000 customers were without power as of Tuesday morning.
|March 28,2023 – 10 AM||Affected Customers|
7:30 a.m. — Flood Advisory issued in North Bay
Areas of the North Bay will be running ahead of schedule regarding when the rain will roll in, being the first to receive the brunt of Tuesday’s storm. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the North Bay effective until noon. Expect potential flooding of roads, highways and underpasses.
5:45 a.m. — Wind Advisory in effect
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in much of the Bay Area and Central Coast where gusts of up to 45 miles per hour or greater area expected. Sustained winds of 35 to 39 miles per hour as well as gusts of 45 to 75 miles per hour are expected below 900 feet through Tuesday morning and afternoon.
We wary of downed branches and trees, power outages and difficult driving conditions and plan ahead.
Monday, March 27
8:08 p.m. — Concerns for more fallen trees
Last week’s storm led to numerous downed trees all across the Bay Area causing damages to homes and cars. KRON4’s Terisa Estacio spoke to arborist Raymond Moritz from Urban Forestry Association who said its vital to get trees assessed in order to prevent more damages from occurring.
5:40 p.m. — Oakland Zoo set to close Tuesday
The Oakland Zoo is closing its doors to visitors on Tuesday amid the next storm. Those who have already bought tickets will be refunded automatically.
5:00 p.m. — SF Mayor Breed issues emergency declaration to prep for tomorrow’ storm
San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued an emergency declaration to prep for Tuesday’s storm with the help of Supervisor Aaron Peskin. Included is a provision allowing the Department of Building Inspection to demand window inspections after a series of weather-related window blowouts due to high winds.
4:30 p.m. — Muir Woods to open late due to weather
Muir Woods will open four hours late on March 28 as a result of strong winds forecast for Tuesday. The extra time will allow staff to perform a safety walkthrough, according to a tweet.
4:00 p.m. — SF Bay Ferry expects to run regular service Tuesday
After being severely disrupted by last week’s storm, the San Francisco Bay Ferry announced on Twitter that it plans to run regular service on Tuesday. “We’ve been assessing the storm forecast for Tuesday 3/28,” the service tweeted. “We expect to be able to offer all scheduled service as the storm appears less likely to create unsafe conditions on the Bay that what we saw last week.”
3:30 p.m. — Cold front moves in tonight along with gusty winds
Gusty, southerly winds will develop tonight ahead of an approaching cold front arriving across the North Bay, according to the National Weather Service. The front will spread southward through the day tomorrow, raising the possibility of downed trees and powerlines.