Strong winds bring down large trees around Bay Area

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Crews are working to clean up a massive tree brought down by Sunday night's howling winds. (KGO-TV)

Crews are working to clean up a massive tree brought down by Sunday night's howling winds.

It crashed down onto a driveway in the Fair Oaks area of Redwood City.

The big tree presented a big problem to the residents trying to leave on Monday morning.

"It's pretty frustrating. We had to jump the fence to get out of there," explained Sandra Ceballes.

The next door neighbor's tree crashed down onto her yard Sunday afternoon, brought down by the wind.



One resident of the home is in a wheelchair and at first the family had no idea how to get him into the home without a path. So relatives looked for a hotel room for Sunday night.

"They were all booked for the Super Bowl, so there was nowhere else to go," Ceballes said.

They eventually figured out a way to get him through the mess.

"Somehow we got him to go under the tree through our driveway and get in the back of our house," she explained.

Winds reached up to over 70 miles per hour around the Bay Area on Sunday.

Neighbors helped the family to at least clear the sidewalk.

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