Bay Area braces for more wet weather

Residents in San Francisco prepare for the next round of rain on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

The Bay Area is being slammed by another heavy, steady storm. It made for a messy commute on Monday, with heavy ponding on roads and several spinouts. And it's not over yet. A second weather front will bring more rain to the region this week.


One of the biggest trouble spots on Monday morning was on I-680 at Vargas Road in Fremont where two jackknifed big-rigs blocked multiple lanes. One truck was blocking the high occupancy vehicle lane and another was off the roadway.

San Francisco saw minor flooding and damage on Monday. One crew worked to clear a large pine tree that fell on the pedestrian and bicycle path that runs through the panhandle near Golden Gate Park. While another dealt with another rockslide at Telegraph Hill on the other side of town. And unlike last week, there were only a handful of clogged drains flooding intersections.

VIDEO: Monday's storm brings minor flooding, damage to SF


"We have residents and the city is out there clearing the catch basins and making sure water can drain and we didn't get as many reports of flooding like we did a couple of days ago," said Greg Crump, a spokesperson for San Francisco's Public Works Department.

Arborists, residents prepare for another rainy week


In the meantime, residents in the North Bay who are still waterlogged from last week's storm are keeping a close eye on the new systems moving in.

VIDEO: North Bay residents on alert as new storm moves in


Some drivers were caught by surprise Monday morning as their cars hit standing water without even slowing down. Rain overnight created the trouble spot on Highway 101 at Lucky Drive in Marin County.

Rain created a trouble spot of deep standing water on Highway 101 at Lucky Drive in Marin County on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.



Residents on a cul-de-sac in Novato are watching this new round of rain very carefully. They experienced flooding during last week's huge rainstorm.

And mobile home parks in Belmont and Redwood City are preparing for the next wave of rain after a heavy storm system last week caused severe flooding.

VIDEO: Peninsula mobile home parks brace for more rain


The Red Cross arrived on Monday morning to help with supplies.

"We are delivering disaster cleanup kits," said Lynda Frattaroli with the Red Cross. "These two boxes make a complete kit with mops and brooms as well as bleach and cleaning supplies."

PHOTOS: Severe storm hits the Bay Area


The Sierra Nevada is expected to receive a few inches of snow through Monday morning above 5,000 feet. Last week's storm dumped a much as 8 inches of rain in the Bay Area and up to 6 feet of snow in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada. More storms are needed to pull the state of its severe drought and the latest storm helped to push the Sierra Nevada snow pack to nearly 6 feet. It was less than 2-feet deep this time last year.

PHOTOS: Rain floods roadways, leaves drivers stranded
Prepare for the next storm by downloading the ABC7 Weather app.

To track the rain with our interactive street-level map, click here.

ABC7 News reporters Amy Hollyfield, Nick Smith, Lyanne Melendez, and Sergio Quintana contributed to this report.

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