Much-needed rainfall comes with problems

The Bay Area is finally getting some of the rain it needs -- but it hasn't been a good thing for everyone.
March 30, 2014 9:56:50 AM PDT
The Bay Area is finally getting some of the rain it needs -- but it hasn't necessarily been a good thing for everyone.

PG&E crews worked as fast as they could in the rain Saturday night to remove a tree limb that fell on some power lines on El Camino Real. The massive tree also had to be trimmed because of its proximity to the busy roadway. As a precaution, Burlingame police shut down southbound traffic in the area. PG&E restored the line early Sunday, restoring power for about 20 people.

The saturated soil also caused a tree to fall in San Francisco's Castro District. It went crashing down onto a house and pulled power lines down along with it.

The heavy rain was also the reason some baseball fans went home wet and disappointed after the final game in the Bay Bridge Series was cancelled because O.Co's' field was soaked. "We need the rain bad, but we need the A's to play too," A's fan Carmen Morley told ABC7 News.

Coaches who use the A's clubhouse were also disappointed, not only because of the called off game, but because of yet another sewage leak. Cell phone video shot by third base coach Mike Gallego showed clear water all over the floor.

It is the fourth plumbing problem at O.Co since last June.


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