(KRON) — Hail fell in San Francisco and around the Bay Area as the latest in a series of storms soaked the region in rain. San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley are under a special weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service, while the mountain communities should expect more snow.
Previously saturated soil could lead to downed trees and branches and power outages, as the area has seen from recent storms.
Stay up to date with the latest storm-related news.
Wednesday, March 29
9:05 p.m. — Hail hits the Bay Area
Hail was seen across the Bay Area Wednesday as the storms continue. KRON4’s Dan Thorn spoke to San Francico residents about how they’ve been dealing with the recent storms that have hit the Bay Area.
8:35 p.m. — City of Benicia asking residents to reduce water usage
The City of Benicia is requiring all residents, businesses, schools, hotels and others to reduce their water usage by 40 percent. A collapsed hillside near I-680 caused damage to the city’s main water line that delivers water to the entire city. Photos show a cracked road as a result of the damaged water line.
8:30 p.m. — Tree falls onto home during storm
Crews worked Wednesday to remove a large tree that fell onto a home in Menlo Park during the recent storm. KRON4’s Gayle Ong spoke to the crews who were on scene of the tree removal.
6:01 p.m. — Hail in Berkeley Hills
Video shows hail pouring down in Berkeley Hills.
5:45 p.m. — Telsa crashes into tree on I-280
A Tesla hydroplaned and crashed into a tree causing it to topple down onto northbound I-280 in Daly City. KRON4’s Haaziq Madyun spoke with the driver who only suffered minor injuries. Two lanes of traffic were blocked while Caltrans worked to remove the fallen tree.
5:29 p.m. — Rain continues to fall along the peninsula
KRON4’s Charles Clifford reports from the peninsula to show the wet driving conditions along I-280 in San Mateo County. Stevens Creek Reservoir in Santa Clara County is almost at capacity due to the heavy rains.
5:20 p.m. — Bridge damaged in San Leandro
The Cary Drive and Haas Avenues pedestrian bridge was damaged due to the recent storm. The San Leandro Unified School District and the City of San Leandro is working together to provide a solution for pedestrian traffic.
5:11 p.m. — Wet roads cause car crashes, closes roads in Contra Costa County
KRON4’s Philippe Djegal shows us how Wednesday’s rain has impacted drivers. Wet roads led to car crashes in Contra Costa County and closed roads due to storm damage.
4:20 p.m. — Lake Merced Blvd in Daly City closed due to hazardous tree down
Fire companies with the North County Fire Authority are on the scene of a hazardous tree partially uprooted. Lake Merced Blvd. in Daly City is closed Glenwood Drive to John Muir Drive. People are being advised to avoid the area.
3:25 p.m. — SF streets coated in hail
More hail fell around San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, shortly after 3 p.m. Video showed the streets covered in a thick layer of hail and slush as cars carefully navigated the wet roadways.
2:45 p.m. — Hail falls in Pleasant Hill
Video shot in Pleasant Hill Tuesday showed hail falling around mid-day.
1 p.m. — Accident reported on I-280 near Serramonte Boulevard
The North County Fire Authority reported an accident on northbound Highway 280 south of Serramonte Boulevard. The fast lane is blocked. Expect delays and avoid the area. Make sure to slow down and plan for extra trave time.
12:35 p.m. — Hail reported in San Francsico
Video shows hail falling in San Francisco during Wednesday’s storm. The National Weather Service put San Francisco under a flood advisory and has warned of possible pea-sized hail in much of the Bay Area.
12:30 p.m. — Southbound 680 in Fairfield closed due to flooding
As of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, all lanes of southbound Interstate-680 in between Gold Hill Road and Marsh View Road in Fairfield closed due to flooding. There is no timeframe for reopening.
Drivers should avoid the area and take I-80 westbound to I-780 southbound through the City of Benicia to reach the Martinez-Benicia Bridge.
12:25 p.m. — Flood warning issued for San Francisco, Peninsula
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for San Francisco and the Peninsula. Residents should expect flooding of streets, highways and underpasses until 3 p.m. If you see flooding on roads, turn around and do not try to drive through it.
11:40 a.m. — Hail reported in Berkeley
Video sent to KRON4 shows hail coming down in Berkeley Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for much of the Bay Area warning of high winds and the potential for pea-sized hail.
11:10 a.m. — VTA lines down in San Jose
VTA service between San Antonio and Convention Center in San Jose is interrupted due to downed VTA lines, according to a social media post from the VTA. Maintenance crews are on the scene working to make repairs to overhead lines as soon as possible, the VTA said.
The VTA estimates service along the line will be restored by 3 p.m.
11:05 a.m. — Southbound 680 closed in Fairfield
All lanes of the southbound I-680 in Fairfield near Gold Hill Road are closed due to flooding, Caltrans has advised. Southbound motorists are being detoured at the 80/680 interchange.
10:40 a.m. — Wildcat Canyon Road closed due to storm-related issues
Contra Costa County Public Works crews have completely closed Wildcat Canyon Road to all traffic from San Pablo Dam Road to Inspiration Point due to storm related issues. Use alternative routes to avoid this area.
10:15 a.m. — Tree falls on I-280 near Highway 1
Crews are on the scene of a tree that fell onto Highway 280 south of Highway 1 ensnaring a car. The northbound slow lane is currently blocked. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.
8:50 a.m. — Sonoma County under flood watch
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory in Sonoma County near Santa Rosa. Residents should expect potential flooding of streets, underpasses and highways until 4 p.m.
8:45 a.m. — BART delayed due to wet weather
Bay Area Rapid Transit said it was running about 20 minutes slow due to wet weather conditions Wednesday.
8:15 a.m. — Tree down in San Francisco
A fallen tree closed Folsom Street from Ripley Street to Bernal Heights Boulevard in San Francisco Wednesday morning. Emergency crews are on scene trying to remove it. Avoid the area if possible.