Fire crews cleared a snapped tension line in one neighborhood.
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Winds kicked up to 48 miles per hour in some parts along the coast, which caused power outages and triggered other emergencies.
A large part of El Granada near Pillar Point Harbor went dark, including an Indian restaurant that had to finish the business day by flashlight.
Winds between 40 & 50 mph have knocked out power to a large portion of Half Moon bay. pic.twitter.com/nsVzDKuLM5— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) March 6, 2016
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Residents Peter Bland and Nancy West took shelter at the local sea food house near the pier where there was still power.
"We're doing fine. We did a lot of work to the house to make sure it was safe anyway," said West.
The two flags blowing in the wind at the Harbor Master's station are a couple warnings for boaters.
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The first pennant is a small craft weather advisory. The second is a gail force wind warning.
Traffic along the coast was at a crawl at some points in the afternoon.
In Pacifica, shoppers were walloped by the winds as they walked out of the supermarket.
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Daly City, Pacifica VERY HEAVY RAIN is about to move through in the next 5-15 minutes. pic.twitter.com/T64Qg23YId— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) March 6, 2016
Oakland, Hayward, Half Moon Bay all gusting over 40mph. Starting to hear of isolated power outages. pic.twitter.com/EQFhMloo5q— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) March 6, 2016