Storm knocks out power, snarls roads

With the sun peeking out in some parts of the City (source: my window), it’s hard to believe that a storm thrashed through our town just mere hours ago.

But Sunday morning’s armageddon of wind and rain was the largest in a series of storms that visited the Bay Area this week. When all is said and done, up to five inches of additional rain fell in some places.

The blustery weather knocked out power for more than 35,600 local PG&E customers, including 8,500 Richmond district residents who woke up to a grayer Sunday than usual.

The winds, which gusted up to 45 mph, flipped over a big rig on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge at 4:45 a.m. And just four hours later, BART also completely shut down for one hour due to a power outage.

At least one death in Daly City has resulted from a weather-related car crash.

And the damage isn’t over, folks.

Even as the rain moves on, saturated grounds still pose threats to the Bay Area’s hillsides and trees. Jim Leddy, of the Sonoma County Office of Emergency Services, advises to proceed with caution:

“It’s still dangerous…and people should be careful. We’re just advising people enjoy a quiet Sunday at home.”