SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The most recent in a seemingly never-ending series of atmospheric river storms tore through the Bay Area this week, leaving highway lane closures and power outages. High winds and heavy downpours uprooted trees, blew out windows in high-rises and took the lives of five people.
As the Bay Area braces for yet another storm next week, storm cleanup and repairs are underway across the region. Follow our blog for the latest.
Bay Area storm cleanup updates:
Friday, March 24
10:00 p.m. — Caltrans removes trees in Burlingame ahead of storm
On the Peninsula, crews are still cleaning up after last week’s storm. Caltrans closed off El Camino Real in Burlingame on Friday, focusing on removing trees and debris.
KRON4’s Gayle Ong was in Burlingame with more.
6 a.m. — Crews close El Camino Real in Burlingame for storm cleanup
Caltrains and San Mateo County crews are being proactive as opposed to reactive with cleanup efforts following Tuesday’s storm. They are using this break in the weather to remove trees that could fall and clear out debris before the region gets hit again next week.
For them to do that, they will be shutting down parts of El Camino Real in Burlingame in both directions near Edge Hill Drive starting at 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Friday.
Thursday, March 23
6:00 p.m. — Mudslide buckles Redwood Boulevard in Novato
Redwood Boulevard, which runs parallel to Highway 101 in Novato, remains closed after a landslide during Tuesday night’s storm unleashed enough water, dirt and debris to turn the road into a jagged mess.
KRON4’s Dan Kerman was at the scene where the roads were damaged.
5:30 p.m. — San Francisco crews clean hundreds of fallen trees after storm
Two days later, storms in San Francisco left an impact on the city and its residents. Closed sidewalks and broken traffic signals are among the things affecting residents.
KRON4’s Haaziq Madyun assessed the damage.
3:50 p.m. — Latest Bay Area storm related Highway closures
The storm system that moved through the Bay Area earlier this week has resulted in lane closures across the region due to road hazards on the highway. These are the latest storm related highway closures by county, according to Caltrans:
EAST BAY REGION:
- Alameda — I-580 EB at N. Flynn Rd. at Grant Lane Rd in Livermore, Two right hand lanes closed
NORTH BAY REGION:
- Sonoma — State Route 12 EB/WB Watmaugh Road to Jct. 12. Full lane closure in both directions due to flooding.
SOUTH BAY REGION:
- San Mateo — State Route 84 WB Portola Road to Fox Hill Road. Lanes closed for emergency pavement work.
- San Mateo — State Route 82 NB at Howard Avenue. Right lane is closed for emergency pavement work.
- San Mateo — State Route 35 NB at Alpine Road to Isenberg Ranch Road. One way traffic control due to emergency tree work.
- San Mateo — State Route 35 near San Bruno Avenue and Route 280 under cross.
- San Mateo — State Route 92 EB/WB near Quarry Road. One way traffic control due to emergency tree work
- Santa Clara — State route 9 NB/SB Redwood Gulch Road to Sanborn Road. One of two lanes are closed in each direction.
3:30 p.m. — Dozens of Berkeley Hills homes without power after tree fell on powerlines
KRON4’s Philippe Djegal reports from Kensington.
2:15 p.m. — Sinkhole opens up on Woodside Road in San Mateo County
Woodside Road is closed to through traffic from Tripp Road to Portola Road due to a developing sinkhole, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. People are being advised to use alternate routes and avoid the area. There is no ETA for when the road will be reopened.
2:05 p.m. — Number of PG&E customers without power drops slightly
The number of PG&E customers that remain without power dropped slightly Thursday afternoon to 18,575. The largest concentration of customers without power remains in the East Bay.
|March 32 — 1:30 p.m.||Affected Customers|
1:35 — Crews work to repair Vasco Road sinkhole
About 100 yards along the side of northbound Vasco Road near Dalton Avenue has washed away. The erosion has even cut several feet underneath the roadway.
Emergency repair work is underway, and the plan is to drain the excess water and stabilize the road by building frames and pouring concrete. Crews will also add rocks here to improve drainage.
The work is expected to take about two days and they are hoping to finish repairs before the next round of rainy weather arrives next week.
11:30 — Over 18,000 PG&E customers remain without power
According to the latest numbers from PG&E, there are 18,792 customers currently still without power.
|March 23 — 11:30 a.m.||Affected Customers|