Strong storm prompts travel delays across Bay Area

- Wednesday's storm, the strongest of the week, has prompted travel delays on Bay Area roadways.

Drivers are battling wet and soggy roads throughout the Bay Area. Multiple accidents have been reported across the Bay Area.

Downed trees slowed drivers in parts of the Bay Area.  

A downed tree blocked lanes of 880 at Bascom Avenue in San Jose.

In San Francisco, strong winds were blamed for a toppling a tree that fell onto Mission Street in San Francisco.

The tree came down on Mission, between 4th and 5th streets around 5:30 a.m.

San Francisco Public Works Crews were called in, to cut the large ficus tree in smaller pieces, and put them in a wood chipper.

Police were forced to shut down the area for hours.

The tree also knocked down a Muni power line, and disrupted service on the 14-Muni line.

Buses were rerouted around the tree, and onto nearby streets.

But people who drive or work in the area, which is in front of Century Theatres, are being told to expect traffic delays throughout the morning.

Beachcombers, swimmers, and surfers will also need to be careful.

There's a high surf advisory for much of California's coastline.

The National Weather Service warns that a combination of high tides, large swells and runoff from heavy rainfall can lead to coastal flooding from Sonoma to Monterey Counties, including the San Francisco Bay Shoreline.

Swells could possibly reach 20-feet Wednesday night.

You can track the storm where you live - download our KTVU weather app in your app store.

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