Winds topple power lines and trees in the Bay Area

November 28, 2009 5:01:10 PM PST
Much of the Bay Area was wind whipped and battered on Saturday.

The North Bay suffered the brunt of the gusts, they were so strong in some spots they pulled down power lines and toppled trees.

A large cedar crashed on a truck and part of the roof of a home in Sonoma. No one was hurt, but the incident did shake-up the people inside the house. Wind gusts of over 32 miles-per-hour were reported in Sonoma County.

The CHP issued a high-wind advisory Saturday morning for bridges in the Bay Area including the Bay Bridge, and Golden Gate Bridge. Drivers are advised to be careful and those with high-profile vehicles are being discouraged from traveling on some highways in Solano County because of the high winds.

The winds also caused power outages; about 22,000 PG&E customers were affected stretching from Napa to San Jose.


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