- Associated Press - Saturday, December 7, 2019

San Francisco (AP) - A man and a woman were taken to the hospital Saturday after being struck by a fallen tree on a San Francisco sidewalk.

They suffered non life-threatening injuries after being hit by the approximately 30- to 40-foot-tall tree in the Presidio Terrace neighborhood, a city Fire Department spokesman tweeted.

The wind likely knocked down the tree as a winter storm brought strong wind along with heavy rain and snow across Northern California.


TOP STORIES
Trump asks nation to pray over his impeachment, says he's done nothing wrong
Trump issues new rule ensuring prayer in schools is protected
Football coach fired for praying gets handshake at White House


Flooding in the subway tunnel halted underground train service in San Francisco and a rock slide partially shut Highway 1 in scenic Big Sur as workers hurried to clear the road to traffic, the California Department of Transportation tweeted.

Meanwhile, a shower capable of producing waterspouts was spotted off Half Moon Bay Saturday afternoon.



The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch in areas burned by a large wildfire in wine country last month because heavy rain could trigger a flow of mud and debris. Six inches of rain fell over a 24-hour period in Venado, a small community west of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, according to the weather service.

Winds gusting above 40 mph were recorded at San Francisco International Airport, contributing to at least 50 canceled flights and more than 300 flight delays, airport manager Jeff Figone said.

Forecasters said the storm was expected to drop up to three feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada.

Scattered rain showers were expected to continue through about midday Sunday.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide