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The hazmat team is investigating a roof collapse at a manufacturing lab off of Ringwood Avenue in San Jose. (KGO-TV)

The on-going downpours across the Bay Area have created numerous problems in the South Bay.

The hazmat team is investigating a roof collapse at a manufacturing lab off of Ringwood Avenue in San Jose.

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Firefighters believe the weight of the rain caused the roof to cave in as employees were working. Everyone was able to get out safely, but they won't be able to go back today.

After the hazmat team concludes their work, a construction crew will go in to asses the damage and to determine what type of work will be need to repair the damage.

"There are some chemicals on scene we want to evaluate before we clear the building," said Battalion Chief Angela Jacobson with the San Jose Fire Department.

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For firefighters, the overnight rain kept them busy with dozens of calls all throughout the South Bay.

"We have a lot of weather related things going on, wires down, we've got accidents , we've got rescue responses," explained Jacobson.

During the morning commute, the Alameda off-ramp on northbound 880 in San Jose also reopened after being closed for several hours due to heavy flooding.

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On the Alma Bridge Road in Los Gatos, the rain caused a rock slide.

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