Bay Area rain and winds cause trouble on the road, thunderstorms possible
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - The heavy rain falling and high winds gusting on Thursday caused flooding, fallen trees and other trouble on the road.
Eastbound Interstate Highway 580 just east of the MacArthur Maze in Oakland was closed, and eastbound state Highway 4 just east of Pine Street in Martinez was also shut down due to heavy
roadway flooding early Thursday because of flooding.
BART also reported flooding Thursday morning at the 19th Street station at the 20th Street entrance.
Just before 8 a.m., a 50-foot tree fell broke off at the stump and fell on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 12th Street in Oakland, hitting a Honda parked nearby. Firefighters pulled out chainsaws and pushed the tree over to the side of the road.
In Marin, the sheriff tweeted a picture of a truck after a tree fell on it due to high winds, saying that the wind was picking up and there was "buckets and buckets of rain."
In San Jose, San Jose firefighters tweeted a picture of a car getting stuck under Santa Clara Street near the SAP center when the driver drove through knee-deep standing water.
It's been raining steadily in the Bay Area for the last week. The National Weather Service reported on Thursday that more than 10 inches of rain have fallen on Mount Tamalpais in that time period.
The NWS also expects showers - some with heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms - to continue throughout the rest of the morning and showers to stretch into Thursday night.