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:
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.
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.
For information on how to prepare for and how to report flooding conditions, visit the following links:
To prevent flooding, sandbags are available to residents in the Tri-Cities.
Find out where to get sandbags in Union City and what areas are the most prone to flooding here.
Sandbags are available at various locations throughout Newark. Click here for more details.
You can also get information about sandbags from Alameda County. For a complete list, please visit the Public Works Agency website at www.acgov.org/pwa.
A mudslide shut down state Highway 84 just east of Fremont
Check live local traffic conditions 24-7 by clicking the following links:
If a tree is knocked down, here's who to call:
- In Fremont, call the City of Fremont's Maintenance Services Department at 510-979-5700. Click here for a full list of numbers to call, including services needed for storm drains and traffic signals.
- In Newark, call the City of Newark's Maintenance Division at 510-578-4806.
- In Union City, call the City of Union City's Public Works Department at 510-675-5305.
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.
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This report will be updated with all storm-related news items as they occur. Check back on Patch for updates.
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