(KRON) — Roads and schools are closed in parts of the Bay Area as the storms dousing region continue Wednesday with cities scrambling to clean up Mother Nature’s mess from earlier this week.
Saturated soil is causing fallen trees and landslides to impact roads, power outages are impacting thousands and flooding is still a risk, especially in the North Bay, according to KRON4 Meteorologist John Shrable.
The heaviest and most widespread rain for Tuesday is expected to begin falling around 10 a.m. and stop around 4 p.m., according to Shrable.
Stay updated on the storm with KRON4 News.
8:10 p.m. — PG&E releases updated outage numbers for affected customers in Bay Area
Over 12,000 PG&E customers remain without power. Here are the updated numbers:
San Francisco – 5 customers
Peninsula – 953 customers
North Bay – 965 customersEast Bay – 349 customers
South Bay – 10,349 customers
6:31 p.m. — SR-92 westbound reopens in Redwood City
SR-92 westbound from lower to upper SR-35 has reopened, according to CHP. Officials said a dip on the roadway prompted the closure due to a possibility of the dip becoming a sinkhole.
5:56 p.m. — PG&E releases outage numbers for affected customers in Bay Area
More than 13,000 PG&E customers remain without power. Here are the numbers broken down:
San Francisco – 152 customers
Peninsula – 1,253 customers
North Bay – 1,173 customers
East Bay – 412 customers
South Bay – 10,148 customers
5:50 p.m. — Evacuation Warning remains in place for Fairfield residents
Fairfield Police Department is urging residents to prepare to evacuate if an evacuation order is issued. The Evacuation Warning is issued for the following areas:
- The Vines at 80 Apartments (3950 Business Center Drive)
- The Verdant at Green Valley Apartments (3900 Business Center Drive)
- Thomasson Lane
5:12 p.m. — Streets closed in Mill Valley
Flooding in Mill Valley has prompted closures at Sycamore Avenue and Locust Avenue and Miller Avenue at Evergreen, according to Southern Marin Fire Department.
3:50 p.m. — BART experiencing major systemwide delays due to weather
BART is experiencing a major delay systemwide due to an earlier equipment problem and trains running at slower speeds due to wet weather, the transit agency tweeted. The earlier problem was apparently due to a track issue near 24th Street Mission that has been resolved.
3:08 p.m. — Mudslide in West Marin still blocking eastbound lane on Bolinas Road
2:50 p.m. — New Flood Advisory issued for San Francisco, southern Marin, northern San Mateo counties
The National Weather service has issued a Flood Advisory for the following counties:
- San Francisco County
- Marin County (southern)
- San Mateo County (northern)
“Impacts include minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas,” the agency tweeted. “Ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.”
2:43 p.m. — Record-breaking rain totals for parts of Bay Area
New rainfall totals released by the NWS show record-breaking rainfall for Oakland and substantial rain totals for San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area. Full story here.
2:25 p.m. — New Flood Warning issued for Russian River
The National Weather Service has issued a new Flood Warning for Russian River at Johnsons Beach near Guerneville, affecting Sonoma County. Minor flooding is forecast for the Russian River near Guerneville, including Johnsons Beach. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.
2:23 p.m. — Downed tree, power lines force road closure in Pacifica
Terra Nova Boulevard is closed between Mason Drive and Everglades Drive. Photo shows a downed tree and power lines covering the roadway.
1:44 p.m. — Eastbound lanes of SR-92 reopened
The eastbound lanes of SR-92 between Half Moon Bay and Christmas Tree Farm are open again after being closed earlier, according to a tweet from Redwood City CHP. The westbound lane remains closed.
1:17 p.m. — Landslide closes eastbound lane of Bolinas Road in West Marin
The eastbound lane of Bolinas Road is closed near the Sky Oaks Road intersection in West Marin due to a landslide, according to a tweet from Marin Public Works. Traffic control measures are in place to allow for alternating 2-way traffic through the westbound lane until the road is repaired.
12:10 p.m. — Bolsa Knolls evacuation warning lifted
The Monterey County Sheriff announced that the evacuation warning in the Bolsa Knolls area of Salinas has been lifted. Residents who live between Russel and San Juan Grade roads, near Santa Rita Creek, can now return to the area.
11:20 a.m. — SR-92 closed in both directions
State Route 92 is closed in both directions between upper and lower SR-35 due to weather-related road conditions, according to a tweet from the CHP Redwood City. Drivers are advised to take alternate routes.
10:47 a.m. — Latest on school closures
- Monroe Middle School in San Jose is closed due to a power outage. Parents can pick up students at the back of campus on Clifton, according to a tweet from the district.
- Los Gatos High School is also closed Wednesday, due to a power failure, according to a post on the school’s website.
- Schools in 4 Sonoma County school districts also remain closed Wednesday due to weather impacts: Fort Ross Elementary School District, Horicon School District, Kashia School District and Montgomery Elementary
7 a.m. — Wet weather closes roads in several counties
The California Highway Patrol has reported several road closures due to storm-related issues. Avoid these areas if possible:
- CA-84 between Niles Canyon Rd. and Pleasanton Sunol Road in Fremont. All lanes are blocked in both directions due to flooding and a landslide.
Santa Cruz County
- Northbound and southbound CA-9 between Big Basin and Monaco Lane in Santa Cruz County. All lanes closed in both directions.
- Northbound and southbound CA-9 between Upper and Lower Glen Arbor Road in Santa Cruz County. All lanes closed in both directions.
- CA-121 between Sonoma Creek Bridge and CA-12 in Sonoma County. All lanes are blocked in both directions due to flooding.
5:37 a.m. — Wind advisory in effect for Bay Area
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the entire Bay Area and portions of the Central Coast from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
NWS said to expect mountain and coastal winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour and valley winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour.
Strong gusts and saturated soil create a higher risk of falling trees.
5 a.m. — Flood watch issued for North Bay
NWS has also issued a flood watch for the North Bay from 7 a.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday.
Residents should be prepared for widespread flooding, landslides and creek, river and stream overflows.
The valleys will likely see 1 to 2 inches of rain while the mountains will likely see 2 to 4 inches of rain, according to NWS.
Bay City News contributed to this report.