Bay Area sees mix of winter weather

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Bay Area sees mix of winter weather
At the start of spring, the Bay Area got a significant dose of winter weather.

The biggest storm in nearly two months is hitting the Bay Area. The system has triggered wind advisories, power outages and several accidents.

Here's another reminder of why you need to slow down on the roads during the rain. The driver of a big rig was going about 50 miles per hour on Northbound 680 in Fremont when he jackknifed and blocked lanes just north of Mission Boulevard for three hours.

"It was the wet weather that really was the factor. First rain in awhile, that oil comes up on the roadway and makes it really slick. When the roadway is slick you really need to slow down and he was going a little too fast and lost control," said CHP spokesperson Officer Derek Reed.

The driver was ok and no other cars were involved. He was not the only one who struggled in these wet conditions.

Sorely needed rain rolls though Bay Area

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