The storm struck the Bay Area overnight and by the early morning Thursday commute, roads were slick, flooding was appearing in pockets across the region and traffic accidents were growing in number.
One of the biggest accidents was reported just after 1:40 a.m. on southbound Interstate Highway 880 just south of Seventh Street in Oakland after a big-rig jackknifed in what became a multi-vehicle accident. Lanes were closed for about three hours.
In San Jose, there was nearly a foot of standing water on the connector from northbound I-280 to northbound Highway 87. Nearby, a four-car crash occurred at US Highway 101 north of Highway 87.
In Pleasanton, a produce truck overturned at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680, delaying traffic while crews worked on righting the rig.
Other accidents include:
Several incidents in Oakland on I-880 near the downtown exits. Allow extra time.— KTVU Traffic (@KTVUtraffic) March 1, 2018
FREEWAY FLOODING: Heavy #rain has left close to a foot of standing water on the connector from NB 280 to NB 87 in #SanJose @CHPSanJose on scene waiting for CalTrans crews to deal with flooding. Drive carefully! @KTVU pic.twitter.com/MkN7sZAT01— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) March 1, 2018
Silicon Valley commuters: This is why N/B Hwy 101 is slow in San Jose, a crash clearing northbound north of Trimble Rd. is making it very slow from at least I-280. pic.twitter.com/ksrjotXpBf— KTVU Traffic (@KTVUtraffic) March 1, 2018
WET COMMUTE: Heavy rain, slick roads leading to lots of accidents across the #BayArea this morning. This is a 4 car crash in #SanJose on NB 101 north of Hwy 87, one person has minor injuries. Take it slow! @KTVU pic.twitter.com/DoG0aWzPpN— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) March 1, 2018
KTVU's Steve Paulson says we'll see rain through Saturday. He says it could be a rough evening commute but it will be hit or miss as the storm moves through the Bay Area.
The storm will bring strong wind gusts with winds of 30-40 mph.
It will be colder tomorrow and we could see snow at low elevations including Mount Hamilton and Mount Diablo.