The storm that pounced on the Bay Area overnight, an “atmospheric river” event, which will continue into early Saturday, has resulted in a few minor snarls.
“A handful of traffic accidents were reported by the California Highway Patrol, including a crash on Highway 4 in the Pittsburg area that injured at least two people and temporarily shut down eastbound lanes,” reports SFGate. “The incident west of Willow Pass Road was cleared shortly after 7 a.m.”
Although the National Weather Service issued a three-day flood watch for the Bay Area, very little damage occurred.
“Mother Nature did knock a tree across Highway 1 north of the coastal town of Jenner at about 6:45 a.m.,” according to The Press Democrat. “That was deemed minor in an otherwise mainly ‘uneventful’ morning after it was quickly cleared from the road just south of Pacific View Drive.”
In San Francisco, per San Francisco Chronicle’s Jessica Christian, some flooding hindered traffic at the 280 onramp at Sixth Street and Brannan this afternoon. Behold:
We’ve got some major flooding at the I-280 on ramp at 6th/Brannan in #SF @sfchronicle pic.twitter.com/vejbfu6SCQ— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) April 6, 2018
And finally, sad news for Giants fans: For the first time in 12 years, rain caused the franchise to postpone off tonight’s game against Los Angeles.
ABC 7 Bay Area notes, “The game has been rescheduled for April 28th at 1:05 p.m.”
But don’t put away your LL Bean Maine Boots just yet—the atmospheric river is expect to still dump a month’s worth of rain over the Golden State this weekend. Please be advised.