Third major storm moving into Northern CaliforniaBy: JOHN S. MARSHALL,Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday.
With rivers and streams already running high and the ground saturated from the previous storms, the National Weather Service issued flood warnings for both the
“Some roads will become inundated and some of the agricultural areas will take on some water,” Strudley said.
A flash flood watch was also in effect for a wide area of
The utility had extra crews standing by in anticipation of new outages caused by falling branches and strong winds, Guidi said.
Friday’s stormy weather may be behind a crash that involved several cars on Interstate 280 outside of
With the ground saturated with water, increasing the possibility of trees and branches falling onto roadways, and the roads expected to be slick, California Highway Patrol officials urged drivers to be extra cautious.
Officials were also warning people to be careful along beaches.
A high surf advisory was issued by the weather service, with swells expected to be 14 to 16 feet along the
Elsewhere in the West, a state of emergency was declared in
The weather also prompted cancellations of Christmas parades and tree lightings in
Also, a storm rushed through southern