Stormy weather continues causing problems

February 17, 2009 7:00:36 PM PST
Stormy weather continued to cause problems around the Bay Area Tuesday.

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It hailed at San Francisco International Airport just before dawn Tuesday. The resulting poor visibility delayed flights up to an hour all day long.

One ABC7 News viewer described the storm as "a slap in the face," describing how the heavy rains came suddenly then left just as quickly.

In the North Bay between Sonoma and Occidental, a 70-foot tree crashed down on a power line.

PG&E reported around 2600 customers without power at the height of the storm Tuesday morning. Most of the outages were in the North and East Bays.

On the Peninsula the storm knocked a tree down across Highway 92 near Skylawn Cemetery, closing the highway between 280 and Half Moon bay for hours.

On Wednesday a tree tumbled down during Sunday night's storm. The old oak fell right into a house taking down a phone line and damaging Tim and Carolyn White's car.

On Tuesday morning Palo Alto City crews removed the tree from the roof of the house and lifted a heavy branch off the White's car.

On Tuesday the couple was waiting for their insurance adjusters to do their work.

"It's on city property and it's maintained by the city, and the city's been doing everything so far," said Tim White.

ABC7 asked Tim if the city was liable.

"That's what I understand," he replied.

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