Spring rainstorm brings heavy downpours

In Santa Rosa, a driver lost control and crashed through a fence on the Steele Avenue off ramp near Highway 101 and in Marshall in Marin County, a car plunged about 40-feet down a steep embankment on Highway 1.

There was quite a downpour in Berkeley Friday. At Cal students had to run to class during one burst of rain.

Along the peninsula driving was a little nerve racking as the rain just seem to open up at times.

And at San Francisco's Lake Merced, the rain made things a little rough for everyone at the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Even with the snow, the drought continues, and Friday Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order to make it easier for the state to deliver water to those who need it most.

Topping that list is farmers, who are really suffering. The order will cut red tape to get the water to the farms faster, and help the state prepare for what looks to be an extreme fire season. Brown also urged everyone to continue to conserve water by limiting lawn watering and car washing.

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