Bay Area Rain: Worst of it Likely Over

The worst of the rain has likely passed, and some may see sunny skies soon.

Update: 2:50 p.m.

BART had another power outage that halted traffic through the system for 15 minutes Sunday afternoon, BART spokesman Luna Salaver said.

The outage happened between 2:07 p.m. and 2:22 p.m. It was related to the other systemwide failure on Sunday, which shutdown BART for about an hour and ended at 10:18 a.m.

Power has been restored and all scheduled trains are running.

UPDATED 2:35 p.m.: The worst of the recent spate of wet weather has likely passed, and Bay Area residents may even see sunny skies Monday.

Rain is expected to return on Tuesday and continue Wednesday but amounts will be lighter, according to the National Weather Service. Dry weather will follow through Saturday.

Patch plans to keep readers updated with the latest storm news. You can also tip us off by commenting on this article if you see a traffic accident or flooding or hear about other weather-related news that your neighbors should know about.

Here's what we know so far, along with some resources you might find helpful. Stay dry!

UPDATE 10:50 a.m. Sunday:

BART has confirmed that service has been restored.

The interruption was due to a power outage at the BART operations control center, BART spokesperson Alicia Trost said. The outage lasted from 9:18 a.m. to 10:18 a.m. All trains are now back in service.

When the power was lost all trains went to the nearest station to unload passengers.

UPDATE 10:45 a.m. Sunday:
A BART spokeswoman has tweeted that service has been restored. We're trying to confirm.

The Contra Costa Times reported: "Around 9:18 a.m. power went out, possibly due to the nasty weather that dumped rain on the Bay Area and as a result trains can't move, said BART police Lt. Randy Gregson."

UPDATE 10:20 a.m. Sunday:

Some news organizations and Twitter users are reporting that BART service is either delayed or completely shut down due to a computer system failure.

We're checking and will update with details.


The storms this week have produced as much as 10 inches of rain in areas of the Bay Area. An additional 7 inches in the hills and 3 at lower elevations is expected to fall today, according to the National Weather Service.

In the past, this level of rain has caused mudslides in the area and likely could do it again. The U.S Geological Survey is using instruments to monitor areas with known past landslide activity.

Visit the Red Cross website for information about landslides, flooding and other disasters.

Flood Zones

With the heaviest rainfall now passing out of the Bay Area, weather forecasters have downgraded predictions of flooding on the Napa River, though flood warnings remain in place in portions of the area, according to the Bay City News Service.

The USGS is also monitoring several Bay Area creeks approaching flood levels, including waterways in San Ramon, Union City, Castro Valley and Niles Canyon.

Have you seen parts of your town flooded? Tell us where in the comments section below.

Road Closures/Traffic

mudslide temporarily shut down state Highway 84 just east of Fremont 
Friday morning, and numerous accidents made the Friday I-580 commute a mess.

For the latest traffic news, visit our live local traffic pages:

San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Danville.

Power Outages 

In the East Bay, about 7,620 customers were in the dark Sunday along with thousands others around the Bay Area. Since Thursday, PG&E estimated that 276,780 customers around the Bay Area lost power at some point. About 93 percent of those outages have been resolved.

Bay Area outages are often listed on PG&E's Power Outage Map featured on pge.com. To go directly to the map, click here.

PG&E urges customers to report power outages by calling 800-743-5002. Any downed power lines should be reported by calling 9-1-1.

  • Power Outage Impacting Hundreds of Pleasanton Customers Sunday
  • Power Outages in Tri-Valley



  • City of Livermore Service Center, 3500 Robertson Park Road.
  • Fire Station #6 4550 East Avenue
  • Fire Station #8 5750 Scenic Avenue

Bring shovels. You may need to fill your own bags if prefilled sandbag supply is depleted. Livermore residents only. Available 24/7. For additional information, contact 925-960-8020.


  • Public Works Agency, 4825 Gleason Drive

Sandbags available 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring ID for proof of residency. Maximum four bags per household. For more information 510-670-5500


  • Operations Center, 3333 Busch Road

Pre-filled sandbags available 24/7 in the parking lot. Pleasanton residents only. For additional information, contact 925-931-5500.

Alameda County Residents

  • Sandbags for residents are available at a variety of key locations throughout Alameda County.  For a complete list, please visit the Public Works Agency website at www.acgov.org/pwa .

San Ramon/Danville

  • San Ramon residents have three sites available to them for sandbag pickups. Visit San Ramon Patch for further details.
  • Danville residents can pick up sandbags at the Town Service Center.

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  • A golden retriever has been lost in the rain. Danville Patch has details.
  • Pleasanton resident faced major flooding at home Friday morning.
  • How to prepare your home for heavy rain.
  • A sig-alert was issued Friday morning after an overturned truck blocked lanes on I-580 in Livermore
  • A Friday-morning collision overturned a big rig on I-580 at I-680 in Pleasanton and spilled oil.
  • Rain May Wash Out Pleasanton's Holiday Festivities
  • Wet Weather Won't Dampen Dublin's Holiday Celebrations

How are you dealing with the weather? Tell us in the comments section below. Share your photos or videos of the storm by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.

Steve December 01, 2012 at 11:13 PM
The gutter on the side of my house and in front of the drive way got flooded!
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