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Posted: 10:52 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA —
The first storm system of the year rolled through the Bay Area on Saturday, bringing rain to much of the region and with that a few problems. The rain came just in time for a busy travel weekend in the air and on the roads. The duty manager at the San Francisco International Airport told KTVU Saturday that there were no delays. Many students enjoyed their time off for Christmas and New Year celebration, but head back to class on Monday. For one college student, the drive to San Diego started late Saturday night. "Mostly nervous because my tires are not the best tires to be driving in the rain but hopefully they'll be okay," said Paige Blake. Another family is also driving to Southern California, facing five hours in the car, but they have one stop to make before heading home. "The wipers are not working too well, we have to go pick up new ones," said John Como of Los Angeles. People living in East Palo Alto have a reason to be nervous whenever it rains. Lucas Brown and his family were evacuated from their home on Dec. 23 after the San Francisquito Creek ran over levee walls. "If it comes over, it's going to go in the house," Brown said. The water was below flood levels Saturday night. The city declared a state of emergency, making it eligible for money to repair the levee, something that brings some comfort to residents. "It makes me feel a lot better," Brown said. "But you know what? Nothing is going to make me feel better until the job is done."
The California Highway Patrol website listed the busiest time for accidents in the Bay Area during Saturday's storm as 7:30 to 9 p.m.
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