Residents preparing for major rain in the North Bay

PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) -- In the North Bay, Tuesday, residents spent more time waiting for the oncoming storm than dealing with it, though those who looked for trouble could have found it.

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In San Rafael, a giant eucalyptus tree toppled at the intersection of Meyer Road and Southern Heights.

The tree missed people, cars, and houses, but knocked out power to a dozen homes.

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To the north, in Petaluma, three cars collided in a fender bender that backed up Highway 101 and caused one minor injury. The Highway Patrol cited slippery conditions.

Though it wasn't all bad-- downtown Petaluma supplied a beautiful site as the rain gently fell.

Let's hope the waters remain untroubled after the rains.
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