See the damage: Destructive winds sweep through Bay Area

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Howling, strong winds are causing damage in the Bay Area overnight and into Tuesday morning.

San Mateo County Parks closed all parks on Tuesday “due to projection of strong offshore winds and critically low humidity.” Yosemite National Park is also closed.

Cal Fire CZU responded to some of the damage in Half Moon Bay where trees and debris are blocking Highway 1.

“The winds have knocked down power lines, trees, and tree limbs. This is the scene right now on Highway 1 south of Miramontes Point Rd. The NB lane is currently blocked as Coastside firefighters work to remove heavy tree limbs and debris from the highway,” Cal Fire CZU tweeted.

In San Francisco, the winds were even swinging a crane around in the city:

According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts peaked at 51 mph in San Francisco around 3:30 a.m. By 4 a.m., they were at 54 mph. Wind gusts were nearly 100 mph in Sonoma County.

The treacherous wind knocked down a tree in Pac Heights at the intersection of Clay and Fillmore:

Fallen tree in Dogpatch (Courtesy: KRON4 viewer Teddy)

In Santa Rosa, KRON4 found a house completely damaged by a fallen tree.

(Will Tran/KRON4)

KRON4 Meteorologist John Shrable says winds won’t taper off until around 11 a.m.

Downed tree on Steiner St in San Francisco

There are also some reported power outages in the Bay Area on Tuesday morning, including in Vallejo and Orinda. Over 5,000 were without power in Oakland.

The Vallejo Firefighters Association tweeted that power outages were reported across large areas of east and south Vallejo, and Pacific Gas & Electric is aware.

You can keep up with the latest traffic alerts with 511 or our live traffic conditions map here.

Send your photos and video of wind damage with your name and location to breakingnews@kron4.com

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