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january 12th. i'm michelle griego. and i'm kenny choi. and this morning's rain... is it's thursday, january 12. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. let's head outside. it's raining as we take a live look at the golden gate bridge. wet conditions out there. there's been so many rain that many bay area towns are under water. the only way to get around is by canoe for some adding mudslides and trees falling. we just can't seem to catch a break. >> that big break we need is finally almost here.
after sun yesterday more is expected today. we had a big storm roll in on sunday and we women packed by that and we knew that we would have a lot of rain in a short amount of time but we were talking about in the next few days. because we were to have the cumulative effect and that's what's going on now. rain in the bay area has nowhere to go and it is raining again. at 501, good morning. this is our live hi-def doppler. you see it's raining in the north bay into the east bay. we have some more rain lined up queued up to push into the santa cruz mountains as well as the city of san francisco. snow level down to 3,000 feet in elevation so don't be surprised if you wake up and see a little bit of light dusting in new hampshire in the south bay. pushing over 880 towards 238 for your morning commute, oh, there it is. see that pink highlighted area? that's lick observatory atop
mount hamilton where we have snowfall. that mountain 4,000 feet in elevation but back to the north bay we go. russian river crested yesterday at 5:30 at 37.8. let's see where it's at now. it's at 37.1. it will gradually fall throughout the afternoon area but we do have moderate and significant flooding occurring right now in monte rio. here's your flood warning chart for today. you saw that huge red highlighted area. you see the blue zone that's where we have the advisory. that's for the coastal flood advisory in effect due to the astronomical high tide. we have that flood warning for north-central sonoma, southeastern santa cruz county today. temperatures in the 40s now so feeling colder out the door. i can't see the top of the bay bridge there. that elevation is 525 feet. and when you can't see the top of it that's a low ceiling. that leads me to believe that we'll see delays at sfo on some arriving flights after 6 a.m. winds no problem except napa
north at 10. winds picking up later today 10 to 20 as far as your gusts. that's it. the very latest area of low pressure causing cloud cover. today cool, into the 50s. let's start with the altamont pass. if you are coming out of tracy you're moving at about 50 miles per hour through the way and then 34 once you hit north flynn road so a normal commute along the pass there into livermore where it frees up. now, to 880, this is where our traffic alert is. that's northbound 880 the off- ramp to mission boulevard is closed this morning since 1 a.m. after a crash involving a truck carrying pool chemicals occurred. now, that means there is a hazmat situation. that's why you see that scary icon there and folks, chp says there is no estimated time of re-opening just yet. it will take them a while to clean it all up so we'll keep you posted on that. now, if you are taking -- mission boulevard is usually part of your morning commute and it is closed, take auto mall parkway instead.
okay. moving over to the peninsula commuted heading from hayward to foster city, across the span of the san mateo bridge, traffic is looking like it's moving smoothly so expect about a 14-minute drive across the way there. but you should slow down because as you can see those roads are still very wet this morning. the bay bridge toll plaza looking -- it's frozen but i promise you it is looking good right now if you are heading into downtown san francisco. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. hundreds of people are evacuated in the north bay. the russian river is overflowing and running into homes and businesses. "sky 5 drone" shows what guerneville looks like from above. there is so much water some of the town looks like separate islands. the national guard arrived yesterday to help with rescue efforts and our joe vazquez was a few miles away in monte rio. >> completely under water. so i'm trying to help other people. >> the sonoma county sheriff's
office says about 650 homes are affected. the russian river will recede gradually today. over highway 17, silicon valley drivers facing a never- ending commute thanks to storm clean-up. some commuters told us they were stuck for up to six hours their longest wait ever on the road. the trouble stems from a lane closure from a mudslide and phone apps couldn't reassure some drivers ready to get home already. >> what kind of commute have you had today? >> um, one of the worst ones. i left mountain view at 3:30 and now it's 7:30 and we are a sitting here in campbell. >> reporter: it's telling you up to two more hours. >> that's what it's showing on the "waze." >> meanwhile, south bay reservoirs could spell trouble for today's commute. here's a look at the bursting lexington reservoir. in the city of pinole it could take months to repair a road damaged during the storm.
alhambra valley road is damaged where it crosses pinole creek. the creek normally runs under the road through a pipe. the road collapsed. crews discovered the problem as they were dealing with mudslides. santa cruz county has declared a state of emergency because of the storm and the trouble in the harbor because of large mounds of sediment created by runoff from the recent storms. at least half a dozen boats have had to be moved. others will be stuck until high tide. the sediment has piled up significantly. now the harbor master says the basic purpose can't be carried out. >> our mission is to provide water for vessels to move around and be stored in. and when they can't move, um, then we have some serious work to do. >> port director lisa ekers says it will cost millions of
dollars to repair and clean up the harbor after the storms. so the big question after all this rain, how close are we to being out of the drought? today we'll get an answer hopefully or an update on conditions around the state. last week already had fewer areas in the red when compared to last year especially in the bay area. the north coast and the far stretches of northern california, as well. drought experts say southern california will likely stay red even after the latest map is released today. but the red around the rest of the state could disappear altogether. many parts of the bay area need the expected relief from the storms. the saturated ground needs time to dry out to prevent more problems. this man manages a team of hydrologist for the santa clara valley water district. [ non-english name ] says too much water all at once could mean very little help for the water supply. >> when the ground is saturated, maybe only 20% will go into the ground, 80% maybe
become a runoff. >> he says normally 50% or more of the rain that falls is absorbed by the ground. but he says that once the ground is saturated, more water goes straight into rivers and streams, increasing flooding. after a string of freeway shootings along interstate 80, san pablo is pushing hard to prevent this kind of crime. city leaders are now working with caltrans to install three new surveillance cameras along this stretch of 80. the devices will go up between el portal drive and san pablo dam road. since 2015 there have been dozens of freeway shootings and this one on highway 4 a pregnant mother of four small children was killed. the chp says many of these murders appear to be targeted and gang-related. they hope the surveillance system will lead to quick arrests and deter would-be gunmen. the mayor of oakland is taking steps to protect tenants and prevent another warehouse fire. three dozen people died in the ghost ship fire last month. since then landlords have been cracking down on illegal living
spaces and some tenants have been evicted. now mayor schaaf is issuing an executive order to bring warehouse spaces serving as homes into compliance without forcing people into the streets. >> this executive directive is not only intended to benefit artists which is a valuable and vulnerable community here in oakland but there are many communities affected by the crisis. >> she is asking the council to increase proposal for increasing assistance for code enforcement evictions. 5:09. an overnight vote the senate takes the first step to undo obamacare. so what's next for the affordable care act? >> plus, which airline is now offering up free wi-fi on all of its flights? >> good thursday morning from the kpix weather center. we still have warnings and advisories you need to know about. plus, i'm going to talk about the sun and when it will finally make an appearance.
>> can't wait to hear that news, roberta, thank you. okay, here's a live look at the nimitz freeway. we have a traffic alert on northbound 880 exactly what's happening and what's going on, we'll tell you we come back. ,, (upbeat music) - [voiceover] you are san francisco. we've been with you from the beginning. we've seen each other through good times and bad. sickness and health. we're with you san francisco, and you bring out the best in us. care. zuckerberg san francisco general hospital and trauma center.
if you're going to run from the cops... maybe think about good morning. rise and shine! we are on storm watch. we have more rain in your forecast. at 5:12, we're looking out at sfo where so far no reports of airport delays. that report comes in generally after 6:00 in the morning. but we'll probably have delays due to the low ceiling. traffic and weather in less than four minutes. if you are going to run from the cops maybe think about putting your cell phone down or throwing it away. a cell phone light helped [chuckling] police catch a drive-by shooting suspect last night east of los angeles. the suspect shot at police during a chase. he eventually abandoned his car running into the woods but the light from his cell phone screen gave him away as officials in a helicopter circling above saw him hiding. he gave himself up and was taken into custody. "covered california" the state's healthcare marketplace is extending its enrollment deadline. consumers now have until january 20th to sign up for health insurance for coverage to begin february 1. donald
trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace obamacare is officially under way. the u.s. senate took its first step towards dismantling it overnight. hena daniels has the story. >> reporter: during the 21 minute vote starting just after 1 a.m., democrats stood up one by one during roll call. >> i vote no. >> reporter: saying why they are voting against repealing the affordable care act. >> on behalf of the republicans and democrats -- >> in order. debate is not allowed. senate will be in order. >> -- to bring healthcare to 97% of our order. >> the senator is out of order!! >> reporter: vermont senator sanders led the fight. >> up to 30 million americans will lose their healthcare with many thousands dying as a result! >> reporter: after debating for more than 7 hours, senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that will dismantle president obama's signature health insurance program.
>> this budget is an important first step in giving americans better and more affordable healthcare. >> reporter: strapping obamacare is a top priority for the republicans. they are under pressure from president-elect donald trump to act fast. >> the obamacare bridge is collapsing and we're sending in a rescue team. then we'll build new bridges to better healthcare. >> reporter: mr. trump has promised to replace the healthcare act. the house is expected to vote on the legislation friday. hena daniels, cbs news. >> a final repeal will come next month. jetblue passengers will now get to surf the web, stream videos and use messaging apps for free during flights. the airline says that all domestic travelers will get to enjoy the new perks on each of its 227 planes. they say that the first u.s. airline to offer free internet during an entire flight on every plane. other airlines offer wi-fi connections for passengers but most come with a fee:
5:15. let's check the roads with roqui. >> thank you, guys. yeah. we have a traffic alert to tell you about but first let's take a look at the marin county commute from that vallejo to novato commute on 37. since yesterday, 37 has been closed between 101 and atherton avenue. chp is moving traffic off at atherton avenue to give you a direct way to highway 101. so that's the good news there. no delays in the area. not too many cars out there. if you are heading there, drive slowly because that flooding is pretty heavy. moving over to the marin county commute from the golden gate bridge into san francisco, 580 in san rafael to the golden gate toll plaza will take you about 14 minutes. and if you are traveling on the nimitz freeway this morning listen up, you have a traffic alert here since 1 a.m. northbound 880. that off-ramp to mission boulevard is closed after a crash involving a truck carrying pool chemicals. so it is a hazmat situation. and chp is saying there is no estimated time of re-opening just yet but it will definitely take them a while.
so if mission boulevard is part of your commute, take auto mall parkway instead. moving to the altamont pass commute here coming out of tracy and moving at about 55 miles per hour. and then down to 30 at north flynn road. so north tracy boulevard to the altamont pass will take about 26 minutes then frees up through livermore so this is definitely not the worst part of the morning. and if we head to gilroy here, highway 152 between watsonville road and carlton road, this is closed due to flooding and chp says it may not re-open until tomorrow. now, roberta, i got to to work out outside yesterday. >> lucky you. >> yeah. the sun was out. let's get to it. we have a lot to talk about it. our live hi-def doppler radar is picking up light to moderate rainfall at this hour. we have snow in them thar mountains. here's a look in the north bay. at this particular time i see shades of pink towards yountville and another mountain range at 4700 feet.
look at the radar site the pink zone that's mount vaca about 2700 feet with snowfall. eastern portion of the bay area redwood road moderate rainfall through castro valley on the commute from 580. and then as you divert off the 238 on to 880, pretty moderate to heavy rainfall. we have seen specks of pink over mount hamilton 4200 feet there. meanwhile los altos drifting into the bay at this time, light to moderate rainfall. peninsula you're filling in from half moon bay through redwood city and again, off into the bay and landing with the heavy rain cell now drifting into hayward. bottom line is you need extra time heading out the door. heavy rain in the bay area right now. behind it there are a lot of instabilities so we'll see a scattered shower throughout the day. let's walk through the flood warning in effect. see that red highlighted area? that's where we have it backing all the way into the sacramento valley. but meanwhile, we have north- central sonoma, solano, southeastern santa cruz counties, all with flood
warnings in effect for urban and small streams. it's a little bit of rain falling today but the rivers are swollen and they are rising. cloud cover light rain san francisco, temperatures into the 40s. it's cooler this morning than it has been all week long. hey, i have been neglecting my weather watchers. this is linda, 46 steady rain light winds, thanks for the report in fairfield, linda mather. meanwhile winds are increasing west 10 sfo, 5 in vallejo, martinez, through most of cocoa contra costa county. rain with dry periods. friday through tuesday dry. more rain next wednesday. this is the last system to go. we have rain throughout the day today. oh, do you see that spiral effect? that's the core of the center of the area of low pressure pushing out behind it we have scattered rain showers. look at that. we clear out for your friday. bright sunshine, start umbrella! go ahead, burn it if you want!
get your sunglasses. we'll have nothing but sunshine through tuesday. all right. this is how much rain you can expect. i was just kidding about the burning part. [ laughter ] okay? all right. about a half inch of rain in santa rosa, nearly 4/10ths in san jose. winter storm warning in effect for the high sierra. it is snowing, it's dumping, we have already seen seven feet of snow in the higher elevations. north starr reporting 48 inches of additional snow. 122 inches since the weekend at north star. temperatures today 40s and 50s a cool raw rainy day today. not stormy but rainy. friday, the sun will shine. partly cloudy by sunday. increasing clouds for monday. more rain next wednesday. we'll stay right here on storm watch. thank you. while some of us may be indoors during a winter snowstorm others are getting outside. we are talking about some animals at the oregon zoo. the polar bears and seals and elephants decided to play in all that fresh powder. looks like a lot of fun. the zoo is closed yesterday but
a photographer wanted to catch all the action. so he skied there. skied there to the zoo. the area got nearly 2 feet of snow. and in camden, new jersey this baby blue penguin is getting to know her surroundings. slowly but surely. she is the first of her breed to hatch at adventure aquarium. in the months since she was born, this sweet bird has grown to over 1 pound. and if you're asking, well, what's her name? that's still up for debate. the public gets to decide in an online vote later this month. hey, good morning, everybody. stick with me! an nfl franchise is set to make a move. set to make a move and it's out of the afc west. find out in a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
hey, good morning, everyone. los angeles in the span of a year, they are about to jump from no nfl team to two. take a good look at qualcomm stadium. it will no longer be the home of the san diego chargers. owner dean spano earlier today is going to announce a move back to los angeles his original home in 1960 ending a 56-year run in san diego. they intend to play at the
30,000 seat stadium in carson before sharing a new stadium in inglewood with the rams. santiago castillo going to the oakland as where he was there for six season two years with oakland. we have the flames and sharks tied at 2. near the end of of the game, doug hamilton snuck one by the goalie dell. time running out though. the sharks had a chance. boedker no! flames won the game final of 3- 2. how much do fans love alabama football? look at this guy. look at this guy. look at this guy. boom! >> oh!! >> that's what he thought of clemson's win over the crimson tide in the ncaa title game on monday night. that's right. television's fault. [ laughter ] >> yeah, that's the wife and her reaction. >> oh!! >> we need a new tv. that's sports at this hour.
kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. the local area... after days and days of rain and wind. why clean up could end up costing you cash. and mudslides and sinkholes... trees are falling all over the area after days of rain and wind. why clean-up could cost you. >> mudslides, sinkholes, a few of the problems residents are dealing with this morning. >> one more storm impacting the bay area. this time i'll show you where it's raining the heaviest. >> an update on the traffic
alert on the nimitz freeway. new details coming up. good morning, it's thursday, january 12. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. hundreds of people are evacuated this morning because of flooding on the russian river. anne makovec is live in guerneville. >> reporter: the river is on the way back down. that is the good news. but you can see some of the damage here behind me. the office for this pee wee golf course is under water. the guy that lives above it was able to get most of his stuff up there before it flooded. but this whole area around guerneville will remain above flood stage until well after noon today. the national guard will remain on standby as they were yesterday performing water rescues of people stuck in their homes. at its peak yesterday, the river hit 37.8 feet. that is about 6 feet above flood stage. and as of 2 a.m., it had dropped about a half foot but it is still enough to overwhelm
some homes and businesses. the floodwaters went up to highway 116 which is the main drag through the area. but it never actually flooded that roadway. there's still plenty of smaller neighborhood roads, though, blocked today. people who live around here just trying to look at the bright side. >> if it had gone another six feet higher it would have gotten into the electricity and would have been an issue. [ pause ] >> reporter: ... people had enough flooding to boat through their homes here in guerneville. today the clean-up and the damage assessment begins. again, flood stage here is 32 feet. it should be back down to that level by the end of the day. live in guerneville, anne makevoc, kpix 5. crews are working to repair a big sinkhole in orinda. the storm caused it to open along miner road and there is nothing underneath that road to support it.
crews are trying to figure out the extent of the damage and how to fix it. they say it will be closed for about three weeks. meanwhile, over highway 17, chopper 5 caught sight of a commute that seemed endless for silicon valley drivers. some were in limbo for hours as crews cleaned up storm damage. kpix 5's maria medina is live in los gatos on other clean-up efforts and an overflowing reservoir that could spell trouble for today's commute. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. yeah. the big question this morning is, how is your commute going to look like on highway 17? and here's your answer. take a look. it is smooth sailing right now. but again here's what it looked like last night as thousands tried to get home. it was gridlocked for hours and for miles. many say it took them four hours just to get to santa cruz from the south bay. chp had only one lane open to santa cruz for nearly 24 hours to clean a mudslide right past lexington reservoir. [ pause ]
>> full. it's been a couple of hours. now we're going to turn around and go through 101 instead of 17. >> reporter: all right. so take a look at this video. you can see just how full lexington reservoir is after the rains. water is gushing into nearby los gatos river because of that reservoir. right now, lexington reservoir is at more than 100% capacity as well as the zoha reservoir at 108% capacity. but the good news again will your morning commute be affected by highway 17 being shut down because of mudslides? take a look behind me. it is smooth sailing. chp just opened up highway 17 not too long ago. live near santa cruz, maria medina, kpix 5. you have to feel for all those commuters dealing with that kind of commute during
those hours. at least we don't have -- we're not in that rush hour. >> you, maybe not you. a couple of days ago when i ended up working until 3 p.m., usually my commute is 45 minutes from san francisco to pleasanton. it took me been an hour 35. yeah. so it is going to be feeling like that throughout most of the bay area again this morning especially. heavenly impacted by the rain. we'll see some scattered showers throughout the day. then we'll all breathe a sigh of relief and the sun gets back to the bay area. let's get to it. lots to talk about. live hi-def doppler radar. it's raining from the north bay all the way into the santa cruz mountains and all points in between with scattered showers. we have snow at the maya cam mas mountains, also mount saint helena and light snow at mount vaca. but wait to watch it brighten up so we can see the snow level down to 3,000 feet. anywhere from san rafael through petaluma, santa rosa all the way into clearlake we have rain. then look at the eagles bay. that yellow is moderate range
orange a heavy downpour now around 238 towards 880 or also the 185 area. 580/680 corridor light rain, as well. there you have the snow at lick observatory at mount hamilton, elevation 4200 feet. rain encompasses a lot of the peninsula at this hour. anywhere from portola valley into los altos, woodside, east palo alto as well as palo alto into redwood city, also moderate rain moving into the brisbane and belmont areas. flood warnings still in effect for the russian river. flooding is occurring right now and will continue to do so during the day. meanwhile see this red highlighted area? we do have a flood warning in advancement of the situation over in the solano county area back through the sacramento valley, also encompassing north- central sonoma, east portions and southeastern portions of santa cruz county and the blue areas is the coastal flood advisory in effect for local bay and beaches. we are in the 40s right now and later today a cool day,
temperatures only in the 40s with the winds increasing. we'll continue to track this system tell you how much to expect. it's 5:36. let's take a look at your roads but first, let's take a look at mass transit because you want to avoid the roads today and i have to tell you capitol corridor train 521 is 38 minutes late so plan ahead and accordingly to that. otherwise, bart, ace trains one and three and muni are all on time. moving over to our roads here, this traffic alert in fremont still in effect northbound 880, that off-ramp to mission boulevard is closed. but we have an update for you. chp says the estimated time of re-opening now is 7 a.m. so that's some good news but it's before then you need to use mission boulevard. we suggest you just go ahead and take auto mall parkway instead. moving over to the san mateo bridge commute from hayward to foster city, traffic is moving smoothly but they are slowing down a lot. i do see a lot of rain coming down on the bridge right now. if you are heading into the south bay here's a look at the
travel times throughout the area. 101 northbound green on 280 and green on 87, that means you're clear through that area. and also, here's a look at the golden gate bridge from marin county into san francisco. that's just a quick 14 minutes. but slow down! kenny? if you live in san francisco, you could get a bill in the mail for tree clean-up. nearly 300 have come down in the city. crews are working overtime to get them cleared. a new measure transfers all street trees back to the city's control but it doesn't take effect until july so homeowners might have to pay for this clean-up. >> if it's a privately maintained tree under their jurisdiction now, they have the responsibility, they will be the ones who are taking care of it. >> city officials say homeowners will not have to pay if it's just small branches and twigs but they will have to pay for larger debris. president-elect donald trump is attacking the news
media over unverified allegations that russia has compromising information on him. trump zeroed in on cnn and the website buzzfeed during his first post-election news conference yesterday. he later went on twitter calling out fake news organizations. trump's choice to run the cia faces a confirmation hearing in the u.s. senate today. congressman mike pompeo is a four term conservative republican from kansas. he is a member of the house intelligence committee. he is known for grilling hillary clinton in 2015 during a hearing on the deadly attack at a u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi, libya. >> ambassador stevens did not have your personal email address. we have established that. >> yes, that's right. >> did he have your cell phone number? >> no, but he had the 24-hour number of the state operations, um, in the state department that can reach me 24/7. >> the hearing for pompeo begins in just been in an hour and a half.
cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger here to explain about retirement planning and give suggestions. jill, questions. beside contributing more to 401(k), ira and roths, what else to do? >> reporter: check this out. according to the bureau of labor statistics, the average worker currently holds 10 different jobs before the age of 40. and obviously, for millennials that number is going to rise probably to between 12 and 15 jobs. now, one consequence of all this job hopping, workers have a lot of different scattered retirement accounts. that's why you should resolve to consolidate those poor orphaned accounts. roll those balance into an ira, a roth ira or into your new employer's plan. >> all right. jill, what if you need the money in one of those old accounts? >> reporter: well, i really want to stress that you should avoid cashing out old retirement plans unless you are
under extreme financial distress. note that i said extreme financial distress. that does not mean you need the latest toy in your life. the center for retirement research at boston college has found that when you cash out plans, you take hardship are drawls or loans against retirement, all these things are legitimate but you reduce your asset base by 25% in your retirement years. and last word about those loans, you know, i know that they are considered the most prudent way to access retirement funds before you're 59.5. but so many people found out the hard way that if you lose your job before the loan is repaid, you either have to repay it in full or it is considered a withdrawal and it's subject to taxes and potentially penalties. bottom line here, get those retirement plans consolidated and try not to touch them until you're 59 and a half. >> definitely time to consolidate when also you first start to forget the financial institutions that hold those assets and those 401(k)s, note
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sickness and health. we're with you san francisco, and you bring out the best in us. care. zuckerberg san francisco general hospital and trauma center. i'll have your complete forecast in just a few minutes. an oakland city councilwoman is for a joke she 5:43. we are still on storm watch this is our live weather camera looking towards sfo. it is raining there. we do have a very low ceiling. we anticipate delays on arriving flights. we'll keep on checking with the officials at the faa for that report plus roqui will have traffic. traffic and weather in less than four minutes. an oakland city councilwoman is facing backlash for a joke she made in front of colleagues, the subject a shooting that happened outside
their meeting. >> is that gunfire? >> who when they hear gunfire runs toward the window and who goes from the window? [ laughter ] >> if you go toward the window, you probably live in an upscale neighborhood. >> that was councilwoman rebecca kaplan. it turns out that a man was hit by 14th and broadway during the council session and taken to the hospital. council member annie washington ran to the window because her 1- year-old daughter was outside and -- 12-year-old daughter was outside. the kaplan joke is criticizeed. >> that's just inappropriate. >> because the camera didn't show the room, people didn't know what i was referring to. because there was a large crowd in the room, and some of whom ran toward the window and some ran from the window. >> council president larry reid admits it's not the first time he has heard gunshot outside city hall. nearly two dozen people are facing charges in connection with a warehouse raid in oakland. authorities say they were
living illegally behind a storefront on bancroft. they confiscated drugs, guns and gambling equipment. the people inside were also stealing electricity and the building was leaking sewage. >> you have two dozen people in a small cramped clutter building. there's a child in there. god forbid that a fire was to break out. these people could have been trapped. we could have had a tragedy. >> the 5-year-old child living inside the building was turned over to protective services. i-80 is over the sierra. part of the highway was shut down because of snow. it's reopened. 6 feet of snow fell. trees fell on power lines knocking out power to nearly 13,000 customers. residents are stocking up on supplies and staying positive. >> cold from the snow. the fridge isn't helping. >> crews hope to get powerfully
restored this morning. empty cars are lining roads in portland as crews head into the city to help clean up during a massive snowstorm. 150 portland city workers are already taking 12-hour shifts to handle the mess. now seattle's department of transportation has promised to bring in 11 trucks and 15 crew to offer them relief. oregon's governor declared a state of emergency over the storm damage. drivers say these conditions make them wary. >> scary because i knew i had to brace myself, you know, and so i wouldn't hit any trucks, cars, pedestrians. >> these drivers should be extra cautious and know the capabilities of their driving and their vehicle. >> crews say there is one upside to this type of snow. since it's powdery and sticking to the ground, drivers with chains on their cars can manage
the roads. but how many people have chains? >> you have to be prepared. >> i received an email report from the national drought monitor and i have to go ahead and try to verify everything but they officially have the bay area northern california out of the drought. >> oh!! really! >> it has sacramento still with moderate drought and southern california severe and, of course, we send our money -- our water to socal. so we'll verify that. my latest report says we are officially out of the drought in northern california right here in the bay area. >> wow! >> not a surprise considering all the rain. >> breaking news, you heard it here. >> there is light at the end of the rainbow. >> sometime on friday, too. right? >> there will be sunshine on friday. [ laughter ] we are out of the drought but, you know, the traffic still remains throughout the bay area. let's take a look here at the altamont pass. you're moving at about 30 miles per hour across the way there then it frees up through livermore. and then a live look at the nimitz freeway, looking pretty good in both directions but we
do have rain out there so drive slowly, everybody, 880 northbound from 238 in san leandro to the maze, that drive will take you about 17 minutes. also on 880 northbound we do have a traffic alert we'll get to in just a minute with you here's the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city that's 16 minutes so drive slowly on the peninsula commute, as well. now to our 880 traffic alert northbound 880 the off-ramp to mission boulevard is closed since 1 a.m. after a crash involving a truck carrying pool chemicals. so therefore that makes this a hazmat situation. we have hazmat crews and chp on scene trying to clean it up for you but it will take a while and chp says it might not open until 7 a.m. so we'll keep you posted on that. if this is part of your morning commute we have an alternate for you. instead of using mission boulevard because you can't, you can use auto mall parkway and that's the next exit after mission boulevard.
highway 152 between watsonville and carlton in gilroy closed due to flooding. highway 17 is reopened all the way through northbound and southbound after dealing with a lot of mudslides from earlier this week. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. good morning, everybody. our time check now is officially 5:49. taking a look at our live hi- def doppler radar, what we're looking at right now we really expected in the overnight hours, but the heaviest rain is happening right now around the bay area. we have light to moderate rainfall anywhere streaming from the clearlake area through santa rosa, rohnert park, petaluma along 101. i have been picking up snow through mount saint helena, also the maka mountain rage. we have the yountville hills with some light snowfall. mount vaca we are seeing some snow at elevation 2800 feet. we have also some moderate rainfall around 680 from san ramon from the 580/680 corridor and heavy in hayward from 880 into oakland. we have rain around the sunol grade heading into the santa
clara valley. san jose alviso milpitas paring the raindrops on the rooftops. moderate rain from los altos through palo alto through the peninsula where we have scattered hit-and-miss scattered showers. i bet you we'll see airport delays at sfo on some arriving flights. faa hasn't checked in with us yet. the system is lifting to the north and to the east where we'll see more snow on top of snow in the greater lake tahoe area. would you believe up to 7 feet of snow have already fallen this week alone? 50s out the door so it feels cooler. linda mather says it's steady rain a little breezy, checking in with our winds 8-mile-per- hour at sfo. these winds are still under 10 for the most part except in the napa area. will blow 10 to 15. not going to be a problem for us today. these -- are the three things you need to remember. we are going to have hit-and- miss scattered showers throughout the day today. a quarter to an inch and a quarter of rain but most of it runoff, prolonged dry period friday through monday but i'm
watching a storm very carefully out towards hawaii and alaska. could bring us some heavy rain next wednesday. that's still off in la la land. too far off. but i'll keep you posted. one more storm this week. futurecast lunchtime today scattered hit-and-miss scattered showers a shower around the san francisco area and watch what happens. here's 10:00 thursday clear out, sunny skies return and drying out and cleaning up on friday. .75" of rain expected in san rafael today. half inch redwood city same in pleasanton, concord a little more than that. winter storm warning still in effect for the high sierra. 18 more inches of snow above 7,000 feet. it's snowing right now. we'll see partly cloudy skies there for friday. full sunshine over the weekend. here's your tahoe report. storm warning in effect, busy roads on monday. temperatures today 40s and 50s for highs. so it's a raw day with the rain, not as stormy, but a wet
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to reactivate the account. the los gatos-based company reminds customers it "never" asks for such information in an email. that morning cup of joe is about to cost you a little more dough. didn't know i could rhyme. they are raising the price of packaged coffee by 6% including folger's and dunkin' donuts but not k-cups. smucker is raising the price because coffee costs are going up. and the, um, flooding continues in guerneville today all along the russian river well above flood stage. we are going to check some of the damage and talk about when the clean-up can begin. >> reporter: traffic nightmare. what caused this gridlock on highway 17 just a few hours ago and threatened the morning commute. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and i'm kenny choi. in some good morning, everyone. it is thursday, january 12. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. another rainy morning in bart of the bay area after another storm system rolled in overnight. this is a live look at the bay bridge. notice north bay the russian river is causing problems with hundreds evacuated because of the floods. this is yesterday from "sky 5 drone." parts of the town look like islands. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in guerneville this morning with more on the damage. >> the good news is that the river is on its way down. but yeah, check the damage at the mini golf course. you can see the ground floor of the building, the office floor, is almost completely submerged right now. and the russian river will remain above flood stage throughout the day today.