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messy morning commute, as well as fears of flooding and landslides. and the roads you need to avoid and what you can expect when you go outside this morning. we will talk about it. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> both hands on the wheel. i was doing about. >> you too. >> i was doing 50 at the very most. >> yes. >> a wet, wet ride this thursday morning. thank you for being with us. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm glad you stayed safe. i'm dave clark. there is rain and flooding in areas. so we're starting with our team coverage this morning. sal will have a full traffic report. and steve is here with your forecast. >> alex savidge is live in san francisco. first we will go to leigh martinez in fremont where a crash shut down a busy intersection and caused power outages, leigh. >> reporter: yes. they are trying to determine if
the accident was weather related or not. the big rig is in the process of being towed at this moment. if you look at the bottom, that is what is left of the power pole that it crashed into. it is pretty -- it pretty much obliterated the power pole there. the intersection was temporarily closed. it's open. however, there is no working traffic light. now, luckily no one was hurt in the accident. but pg&e estimates that it could take more than an hour to fix this and restore power. currently more than a thousand people are without power. now, we did want to show you the driving conditions out here in fremont. this was interstate 880 this morning. we were coming from san jose to fremont. you can see the weather conditions there. it is still coming down about the same right now. it is a light rain. but it is coming down pretty steady. and on the highways, with all of the traffic that we're seeing, it's being kicked up.
all the water that is pooling on the ground is being kicked up. you definitely need your windshield wipers on high if you're driving out this morning. again, we have about a thousand people that are without power. the tow truck is taking its position right now with that big rig. they're trying to get that out of the way. it looks like they have a closed off auto mall here for the time being so the tow truck can come in. at this moment we are seeing traffic being diverted off of the road. if you come over this way, i can show you right now. we don't have a working traffic light. they put out the cones a few seconds ago so the tow truck can move in. we are seeing the lanes of auto mall are being closed at the moment. we do have power at this location. but behind us, we have the starbucks. that is without power. if you turn around, you can see someone at the drive-through window there. we saw them with their flashlights on earlier. but they were taking some drive- through orders. but they are without power at
this time. pg&e is showing up. we do have the public works department out here. pg&e is telling us that they hope to have powerfully restored by 9:00. back to you guys. >> can't come soon enough, i'm sure. leigh, thank you. >> steve paulson is right here and knows everything. >> the heavy rain is moving south, you guys. i was with you, gasia. dave and i were coming -- a little dicey this morning. this is the first good system of the season. the last few didn't have anything to work with. this one does. it is moving more east than south. some of the rain totals have been quite impressive this morning. mills college, almost two inches of rain. oakland hills had a lot of rain. boulder creek, an inch and a half. and an inch and a quarter. mount diablo is over two inches of rain. san rafael, over an inch of a
rain. pockets of moderate to heavy rain, certainly over parts of the east bay. back to the peninsula, which has had its fair show along the higher elevations. the upslope has ramped up the rain totals. all the way down to parts of the south bay. certainly in the santa cruz mountains. still a heavy wet snow. this will be heavy rain moving in. the cold air will work its way into the sierra. there is a winter storm warning until tomorrow morning at 4:00. ever so slowly the system will drop south. and fog is out there. 50s on the temps for most. they're stuck in the cloud cover. but things to the north, things are calming down. if you're south of that, you will deal with morning rain. 60s on the temps. 7:04. he has nothing to talk about. thank goodness it doesn't snow, sal. if it snowed here -- >> i will tell you this, all kidding aside, it will be a tough commute for you. you probably already know this.
we will show you driving conditions here. we have one of our crews driving on northbound 101 through south san francisco, the industrial city. northbound 101 driving up through. and, yeah, you can see that traffic is okay here. we're passing oyster point boulevard. right there all of these ramps here near the new, brand-new costco which is where the levitz used to be. if you're an old-timer, you remember that. keith is slowing down on northbound 101. southbound is going to be tough as well. this is northbound 101. i'm afraid once this starts to slow down, it will be slow all the way through into san francisco. let me show you something here. northbound 101. so he -- keith -- i always want to call him our driver. keith, our crew, is going to hit slow traffic right here and it will stay that way all the way into san francisco. we have slow traffic up to the valley. we had earlier problems, a lot
of standing water. 17, the santa cruz mountains, not a great commute because of the wet weather. a lot of east bay commutes are slow. all of the commutes are just as slow yesterday, maybe even slower. highway 24, we had commentators that came in and said this freeway is terrible and they used other words. this is alook at 80 westbound driving from the carquinez bridge to the maze, taking almost 90 minutes. can you imagine from vallejo to san francisco, it is a two-hour drive. 7:06. let's go back to the desk. >> as sal has been laying it out for us, the rain is causing big problems in the commute this morning. >> alex savidge is live in san francisco to show us the problems that the rain is causing there. alex. >> reporter: yeah, dave, gasia. good morning. you will have a lot of trouble getting into downtown san francisco this morning. this is part of the reason why. the connector ramp from northbound 101 on to the central freeway is shut down entirely. you can see that the caltrans
truck is out here blocking these two lanes because you have severe flooding right there. the caltrans crew here at the scene told us that they have two feet of water that is pooling up here on the roadway. obviously they have a truck out there and they are pumping that water out as fast as they possibly can. but the rain just started to pick up pretty good here in this area. obviously they're kind of swimming upstream, if you will. it will be a tough go. the rain is still falling at a pretty good clip out here. they are trying to pump the water out of the way as fast as they can. they are hoping, they say, to get this connector ramp from northbound 101 to the central freeway back open in half an hour or so. we will see how that plays out. this is just one of many problems on the roadways this morning. let me show you video from daly city. this is an accident that happened on northbound 280. a car overturned in that area. several lanes were blocked for
a good time. and we -- we understand there was a sig alert issued because of the blocked lanes and obviously a lot of slow traffic in that area and a major backup there. one of many crashes rain related happening all across the bay area. we will bring you back out here to our live picture in san francisco. what you're looking at here is heavy traffic. it is very slow for miles. you have several miles of backup on northbound 101 trying to get up into downtown san francisco this morning. it will be a very slow ride for you. that's because once again flooding has shut down the connector ramp from northbound 101 on to the central freeway. folks have having to find another route if they're trying to get into san francisco this morning. caltrans crews, again, hoping to have this connector ramp cleared within the next half hour or so. we will see if that happens. >> thank you, alex. precautions being taken to prevent flooding in part of san
francisco's mission district. the public utilities commission installed flood barriers along 17th and folsom street. that area is one of the lowest sections in san francisco and is prone to flooding during heavy rain. our time is 7:09. a man who escaped over the weekend from a mental hospital in hawaii is back in custody. he was arrested in stockton at a gas station near highway 99. investigators received a tip that he was headed for his brother's house in stockton. now, he escaped sunday from the hospital on hawaii and he was caught on video catching a cab to the airport in honolulu. then he caught a charter flight to san jose. ten hours went by before the hospital realized that he was gone. >> there was a breakdown in communications in our safety protocols and our communication protocols. we don't know if that was purposeful or not. we're investigating that. >> he was found not guilty by
reason of insanity of murdering a woman back in 1979. authorities in hawaii described him as a violent psychopath. the tehama county sheriff's department is defending itself against claim that's it did not take seriously previous violent acts by gunman kevin neal. >> on at least two occasions, officers put the house under surveillance, hoping he would come back out. that didn't happen. you have to understand, we can't anticipate what people are going to do. we don't have a crystal ball. >> authorities searched the home and found the body of his wife buried under the floor of their home. investigators say they believe he shot and killed her on monday. and then he continued the killing rampage on tuesday. neighbors called the sheriff's office several times in the past reporting the sound of gunfire. the district attorney says that neal was not legally allowed to have guns because of a restraining order against him
after being arrested earlier this year. >> what has occurred within our northern california rural county is simply the mass murder shooting rampage of a deranged paranoid killer. >> investigators say neal killed his wife and two neighbors before firing at random, including shooting into an elementary school. he shot and killed five people and wounded nine others before he was hot and killed by deputies. officers then recovered a handgun not registered to him and two semiautomatic rifles. the time is 7:11. mass murder charles manson reportedly is near death. coming up, the latest on his condition and where he is being held this morning. the republican tax overhaul is getting closer and closer to happening. and the house is going to vote on it we think later today. i'm doug luzader in washington. we will have more on the prospects just ahead. well, it's always slow on the morning commute. this morning it is slower
because of the wet weather. we're showing you a live picture now of what it is like crossing the san mateo bridge. i see a caltrans truck heading out there. we will let you know what the driver is looking for coming up. well, the rain has let up to the north. but it has picked up southward. we will take alook at totals. they are clicking along fast here. plus what is in store. you see reports of heavy rain for a few. what if home security was different? what if it looked different?
>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:14. a big tax vote in congress. the house expected to approve reforming the nation's tax forward. >> considered a big step forward for president trump. but there could be trouble ahead. doug luzader explains. >> kill the bill. kill the bill. >> reporter: the democratic opposition here is clear and getting louder. >> they throw a scrap to the
middle class, provide a banquet for the wealthy and corporate america. >> reporter: the bigger issue is republicans. while the house is expected to pass its version of tax reform today, the senate effort is running into issues from some in the gop. chief among them ron johnson who says small businesses need a bigger break. >> i wouldn't vote for it. just that simple. it doesn't mean that i don't want to, you know, vote for a real solution. and so i'll work with the senate, house and the white house to get one. >> reporter: he may not be alone. this was already going to be tight in the senate where republicans only have a two- seat majority. enter president trump who will be on the hill today talking to house republicans but also working his phone behind the scenes. the question behind this, to repeal the obamacare provision that makes everyone obtain health insurance. they think it will get resolved but it depends on the senate.
>> hopefully they get their bill out not long after thanksgiving so we can go to a conference committee and resolve the differences between the house and senate and get a bill on president trump's desk by the end of this year. >> reporter: that is still theoretically possible. the house passes its version and then the senate passes their version but then they have to come together on one that both sign off on. doug luzader, washington. >> thank you, doug. sal, come on back. you have a lot to tell us about our commute. >> yes, we do. a lot of it is centered around slow traffic. we will start off with our crew driving on northbound 101 right approaching the 280 interchange here. and silver avenue. probably another 20 minutes or 25 minutes to get to where alex was. where that ramp closure on northbound 101 was. the closure closed northbound 101 to the central freeway. this slow freeway will be with
you into downtown. this is what the driving conversations are right now. the lanes on the right are people driving on to the 280 extension or getting on the 280 south. that's an option but not a lot better. a lot of standing water here. moving along and looking at the commute. if you're driving southbound 101, going the other way, southbound southbound 101 is pretty slow through brisbane heading down to the peninsula. we are looking at all of the south bay freeway that's will be jam packed. highway patrol 17 is especially slow because of the wet weather and all of the east bay freeways of course will be less than optimal driving for you. it is taking 90 minutes to drive from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that's a long way. let's bring in steve.
>> sal, we're the rain brothers this morning. >> yes. >> tomorrow we could be the fog brothers. >> the fog brothers. >> yes. >> i like it. >> all right. thank you, sir. well, at least if you're northward, the rain rates have tapered off to maybe nothing. there are still pockets of fog forming northward. but the rain has moved south. has it ever. i can't keep up on the totals of the san mateo coast, east bay hills and down to santa cruz, santa cruz mountains where it is clicking away pretty fast. morning rain but mainly south of the golden gate. yesterday it was north of the golden gate. winter storm warning is out for the sierra. still heavy rain on the last observation at tahoe, blue canyon and also truckee. there could be totals higher than this. cazadero and that should say windsor, 2.11. i'm not hiding anything. that should be windsor.
pacifica, 1.93. kensington, 1.90. santa rosa is 1.42. i used in town for that amount. woodside, an inch and a third. al immediate a an inch and a quarter. we have others. so many this morning. silverado country club right above that, 2.13. mount tam just shy of two inches. and then -- oops two monteros in there. one should say half moon bay. danville hand inch and a half. san francisco 1.39 and clayton an inch and a third. most of these fell since midnight. i think some of the heaviest rain has moved through. we're not completely done yet. there is still a line on the peninsula, mainly from half moon bay, montero, over sfo. you see pockets embedded in that. lighting up in the santa cruz mountains. so that line moving now towards
morgan hill and gilroy. it is still high elevation, wet snow. there will be very heavy rain until the cold air makes it in. the system is moving southward. there will be gradual improvement. we could get some showers out of this. 50s on the temps to near 60. the system will continue to slowly work its way out of here. until it does, if you're south, rain. if you're to the north, probably more fog socked in and temperatures in the 50s and 60s today. and it looks dry, gasia, friday, saturday and sunday. but i think fog will be a big issue in the morning. >> thank you, steve. a new study shows that you may never fully recover from a broken heart. the research showing how serious the effects of severe emotional stress can be.
wal-mart is the world's largest retailer. amazon is prepping to open its first brick and mortar store t will have a unique feature. amazon go won't have any cashiers. it will use sensors and other forms of technology to charge customers. the stores will offer fresh food, baked goods, bread and cheese as well as amazon meal kits. the first store will be in seattle but they haven't said when it might open or expand. tesla's ceo elon musk is unveiling the first semi-truck today. it can make one hell of a latte. industry experts are skeptical that they can overhaul the long haul business. the cost of batteries are a factor. companies including bosch all have similar vehicles in the
works. tesla's semi-truck will be unveiled at 8:00 p.m. it will be live webcast tonight. california will be limiting the liability of self-driving car makers. state regulators are embracing a general motors recommendation that would make pay for crashes and other incidents. if adopted, regulations drafted by the dmv would protect car makers from lawsuits in cases where they are not maintained according to specifications. the dmv has not commented on the proposed regulations because they are still being finalized. all of this a big work in progress. >> oh, yeah. brand-new. >> thank you, pam. >> thank you, pam. another vote on justin herman plaza in san francisco. up next, why san francisco's rec and park commission wants to rename the site. and what went wrong with last month's vote. >> reporter: santa rosa emergency officials feeling a bit relieved this morning.
there were no problems overnight during the heavy rainfall with any erosion. we will talk with one of the fire marshals coming up. good morning. you can see that traffic will be very slow. you can add an extra, i don't know, 20, 30 minutes to what your already slow commute because of the wet weather. well, rain is letting up northward. but it has picked up big time south. we will take a look at some of the totals. and a lot of fog now. i think that will play into our forecast going forward.
>> 7:29. we're taking you on northbound 101 right around industrial. you can see the windshield wipers are going. traffic is slow. this is the situation not just on 101 but just about everywhere across the bay area. it is wet. it is windy. traffic is slow. this is why you need to get out of the house a few minutes earlier if you can. we're thankful that you're with us now. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. the first big rainstorm since the north bay wildfires moving through our area. >> in fact the rainfall prompted a lot of preparation in the burn areas because of the threat of runoff and erosion. allie rasmus has a look at the conditions in the north bay. >> reporter: emergency officials are feeling relieved. the rainfall overnight wasn't as significant or as bad as they thought it would be.
there were no problems with erosion. we're in the neighborhood of found ton grove parkway. this is one of the neighborhood heavily impacted by the wildfires in santa rosa last month. over the past several weeks, crews have spent a lot of time doing storm preparation. they have been concerned about erosion and some of the runoff of the fire debris ending up in the watershed. i want to bring in paul lowenthal. thank you for talking with us. you said you were breathe a sigh of relief. >> yes. we had flash flood watches in effect. we ramped crews to continue to patrol overnight. the flash flood watch was lifted and we had a quiet night. >> we have some video of crews working just a few days ago to replace some storm drains that -- plastic storm drain that's melted during the fires. what is the concern with some
of the damaged infrastructure, not just overnight but throughout the winter season. >> that is part what was we were working on for the last several days. we issued that we had the issue with the storm drain pipes that burned. as of last night, we had identified 30 different locations through fountain grove that had storm drain that's were compromised, either blocked because they had melted. we are continue to evaluate those and continuing to make repairs. >> reporter: you have a handful repaired already. >> yeah. one of the longest was 250 long but it created a hole in the mid stretch. >> reporter: that has been replaced. >> yes. that was repaired. none of them pose an immediate public safety risk at this point in time. we will continue to work on them and monitor them as we move through the rainy season. >> reporter: you're expecting to get an update about any other problems that have happened. no significant problems with erosion, which is another concern. >> yeah. the crews that reported the work through the night reported
that the only issues was in coffey park, there were blocked storm drains. but the crews are actively moving around and we're able to spot them and open them up and keep the water move. >> this will be an ongoing concern. this is the first significant rainfall but it certainly won't be the month over the next couple of months. >> we were hoping it would just be a test. you want to contain it, like a fire. we have done a lot of work from hydromulching to protecting our storm drain systems, doing a lot of different erosion control measures using our state and county partners. with that, we hoped we would make it through the storm. we didn't get that test. but we're still going to prepare as the rainy season continues. >> reporter: thank you so much. the assistant fire marshal talking about the ongoing work really. it has just begun as the rainy season starts underway in northern california. but the ongoing work to prepare for any problems caused by erosion or storm runoff after
the fires. back to you guys. >> all right. allie rasmus in the north bay. thank you. >> the north bay got a lot of it yesterday. >> sure. >> steve paulson is here tracking the rain as it moves southward. right. >> that is correct. >> okay. >> they had an inch and a half to two there santa rose -- from santa rosa to windsor. i agree. it was a good test. now it has moved south. to the north, things are calmed down. novato, there is still some rain. maybe a little bit north. but the main band has definitely moved southward. some of the rainfall has been impressive overnight. the oakland hills, many locations approaching two inches of rain. boulder creek, an inch and three quarter. san mateo has had an inch and a quarter. mount diablo now two and a third. that will get the creeks going. castro valley, 1.43. san rafael over an inch of rain now. this system tapped into a deep plume of moisture.
that was the key here. plus it had a little better dynamics jetstream to work with. the rain moves south. showery in nature later. it looks like most of that has moved off. it doesn't mean we're done. there will still be light and moderate rain for some. and now into the santa cruz mountains, pushing south. santa cruz now heading over to morgan hill, gilroy, capitola as well. late to the party but eventually it makes it. still reports of moderate to heavy rain at lake level unless it's a wet snow. this is a high elevation event now. to the north, things are quieter and they will continue to be as the system ever so slowly starts to drift south. more east than south. that could trigger shower activity later today. 50s on the temps. northbound temps a little cool here. low 50s for some. windsor and hillsberg. the cooler air is to the north. eventually it will make it and
the rain will move south. slowly. 7:35. lots going on. take it away. >> that's right. we do have a tough commute today in the wet weather. so add 20 or 30 minutes if you can. i know it is a tall order in the morning. we're still on northbound 101 approaching cesar chavez here. traffic is very, very slow as they clear flooding that has really slowed the commute. things are getting better. we have maybe a little bit of good news. look on the other side of the freeway. it is slow. it will stay that way trying to get down to the san francisco airport -- international airport, which is in san bruno. let's move on and take a look at the map of the area. the traffic will be backed up. our driver, our crew is right about here. getting up to the spot where they're clearing up flooding. look at all of the commute here. look at all of this slow traffic heading down south. 280 is not much better. then you talk about the south bay in general.
the silicon valley, all of the commutes are very slow because of earlier issues and some flooding. 17 is very slow. we've had slow traffic here getting out to the hayward area. so, again, my advice to you is to give yourself an extra 20 or 30 minutes today just to handle the commute. we always look at this time. it is about 80 minutes here to drive from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. remember, normally it takes 20 to 30 on a normal commute. maybe 40. but this is double that. 7:36. let's go back to the desk. the tehama county sheriff's department is defending itself against claims that it did not take seriously previous acts of violence by neal. the police searched the home and found his wife buried under the floor of his house. they believe he shot and killed her on monday and continued the killing rampage on tuesday. neighbors called the sheriff's office a number of times in the past reporting the sound of gunfire from inside of the home. the tehama county d.a.
says he was not legally avoid to have guns because of a restraining order issued earlier this year. neal ran a couple off of the road and into a ditch and shot and killed michelle mcfadden and shot and injured her husband. he has steel rods in his legs and will undergo a number of additional surgeries. more than $6,000 that's been raised for the family. yesterday during a news conference we brought to you live on the 9, investigators say that the fact that the elementary school put the practice into action of an active shooter drill saved many lives. we will talk with a company that trains schools and businesses to see what more can be done to protect against such attacks. our question of the day is this, should all schools be required to hold active shooter drills? yes or no. let us know by voting on ktvu.com or on twitter. and you can also comment on our ktvu facebook page.
well, just minutes ago in washington, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to make gun background checks tougher. dianne feinstein just tweeted, progress is possible. it would make sure that federal and state authorities complied with the brady law and accurately report individual's criminal history it to a system used for background checks before they could buy a gun. it would penalize agency that's do not report criminal records. a man was found guilty for the death of the murder of an ice cream vendor. he was shot and killed as children wait today buy ice cream. the jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting lopez. he could get 45 years to life and expected to be sentenced in january. charges were also filed against a second suspect who will go on
trial separately. the time is 7:38. there are reports that mass murderer charles manson is in the hospital and may be near death. the kern county sheriff's office says that manson was taken to a hospital in bakersfield but they didn't give any other details about his condition because of privacy laws. tmz is reporting that he is in grave condition. manson is serving seven life sentences in corker state prison in the central valley. he was convicted of orchestrating the murders of sharon tate and six others back in 1969. amid public pressure, the berkeley school board voted to replace the name of an elementary school that honored a famous conservation. he was one of uc berkeley's first professors in the late 1880s and cofounded the sierra club. he also owned slaves and supplied ammunition to the confederacy during the civil war. the school board agreed with parents and is stripping the name. the board now begins the
process of choosing a new school name. san francisco's recreation and park commission is voting again today on whether to rename justin herman plaza. starting in 1959, herman was head of the redevelopment agency. people that want the name changed say under his leadership, the city wiped out some 60 blocks in the western division causing the destruction of japanese and african-american communities. the commission voted on the renaming last month at the meeting but there was an error in counting the votes so they will vote again today. if the commission votes to remove herman's name, it will be called embarcadero plaza until a new name is chosen. alabama senate candidate roy moore's campaign hired a handwriting expert to try to discredit one of his accusers. beverly young nelson says that moore tried to sexually assault her 40 years ago when she was 16 and he was a 30-year-old deputy district attorney. she also claim that's moore signed her high school year
book roy moore, da. now his lawyers say he never signed his name that way. but his is ace tan did on nelson's divorce papers in 1999, suggesting that miss nelson may have forged the year book note to bolster her claim. >> we want to determine if it is genuine or a fraud. >> now, miss nelson's lawyers say they will not hand over that year book unless the senate holds hearings. >> boy, it is a slow and wet morning commute for so many. >> yes. >> across the bay area. in minutes, more on the number of accidents happening overnight, including one in fremont where crews are still working to clear the damage. with gas prices so high, you might expect people to stay close to home for the thanksgiving holidays coming up. why it looks like that will not be the case. slogging along on your morning commute with the windshield wipers going. this is what you're facing on
many of the freeways. we will tell what you you can expect for your drive to work. well, from about novato south, our system is just creepy, crawling along. there is still pretty good rain especially towards the santa cruz mountains and lots of fog. we will talk about the rain totals coming up. sorry. i can't make it. it's just my eczema again, but it's fine. yeah, it's fine. you ok? eczema. it's fine. hey! hi! aren't you hot? eczema again? it's fine. i saw something the other day. eczema exposed. your eczema could be
>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:44. baltimore police are searching for a gunman who shot a police detective in the head, critically injuring him. the 18-year police veteran was investigating a murder yesterday afternoon in west baltimore when he approached a man who later shot him. the detective is on life support. he was rushed to the hospital. no arrests have been made yet.
the fbi's office in baltimore announced a $64,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of that shooter. pretty stunning surveillance video to share with you now from pleasanton police. it is video of six young men trying to rob a jewelry store. it unfolded monday night at diamond ring company inside of the mall. one man sprays pepper spray at an employee. another man tries to break a display case with a hammer. however, he is unsuccessful. he is just hitting it again and again but the cases are made with a special type of glass. >> the glass that we use for the showcases are a double layered tempered glass. these are the type that even if they hammer it or do anything, they're not going to get through. >> the men end up leaving empty handed. this is just the latest incident targeting jewelry displays over the past few
months, including costco robberies that happened in the bay area. even though gasoline prices are high, travel experts expect the busiest thanksgiving travel volume coming up in more than a decade. aaa estimates 51 million americans will travel more than 50 miles over the four-day thanksgiving weekend. that is up 3.3% over last year. and the busiest traffic year since 2015. now, gasoline prices will be at the highest since 2014. the national average, about $2.56 a gallon. here in california, drivers are paying about $3.22 a gallon. the time is 7:46. i somehow managed to get out of the house ten minutes early. >> good. >> sal, i used every second of that extra time. >> you don't live that far. the farther away you live, the more extra time you will need. this is northbound 101. we have a picture of it from
our crew driving on northbound 101 from about the candlestick area all the way up here to the 80 split. we had very slow traffic because of an earlier road flooding issue. and traffic is improving a little bit because they have picked up the cones and they're letting people get through. but it really is a very slow commute on northbound 101. right now, our crew is approaching vermont street on the right. let's take a look at the rest of the peninsula commute. look at all of the red. every single place that you look, 101 in both directs is slow. and traffic is also slow on 280 heading south. down the peninsula is slow as well. and so if you're trying to catch a flight, if you want to stay on time, give yourself a lot of time. silicon valley, every freeway is slow. i just had someone ask me, what does 85 look like? 85 to mountain view would take you an hour at this point and 17 is very slow. without alarming you, i want you to know that it will take
at least half an hour longer, and maybe even more, depending how far you're driving. look at 580. here is an example. from castro valley all the way to the macarthur maze, we are in one long line of traffic. at 7:48, steve. >> geez. >> i know. it's just correlated with the wet weather. >> yes, sir. >> are we going to have the rain in the afternoon commute? >> nothing like this. >> gotcha. >> nothing like this. but i think tomorrow morning, we will deal with some very thick fog, if you will. and we have fog right now. and the rain continues to move in. it is almost stalling out here unless you're up north. then it certainly ended for many up there. there is the system. there are pockets of heavy rain moving over towards gilroy, san mar teen and morgan hill. some still south bay. a little hanging on in parts of santa cruz mountains. 2.11 in windsor.
north napa, 2.19. el sobrante, 1.8 2. i think you get the idea. from emryville to berkeley and up in the hills, there's been a lot of rain. santa rosa, 1.42. there are more. yes, we try to not favor anybody here. but silverado country club, over 2. mount tam 2 probably by now. is he bass at the pollan inch and three quarters. danville, an inch and a half. san francisco officially less than that. that is from our observer. 1.39. and menlo park has an inch and a quarter of rain. about novato south, it is just barely moving along, slowly, slowly tipping south. but a line continues to move in from san francisco all the way down to the santa cruz mountains. embedded in that, we get pockets of moderate to heavy rain. lighting up from santa cruz over. you see morgan hill, gilroy,
down to watsonville. the system is moving but reports of heavy rain around tahoe, truckee. if you're heading up there, it is more of a rain event instead of snow except in the higher elevations. it will keep us under a cloudy day today. the rain has tapered off to the north. eventually it will start to do that for everybody else. 50s on the temps but much cooler to the north where the rain ended. seat rosa and now napa -- santa rosa and napa north, things are quieter than last night. as the system marches in, it will give us rain. that will be it today. tomorrow, we are dealing with fog, dave. >> yeah. >> i think that will carry into saturday as well. there will be a major fog setup here next possible rain is monday. >> what about planes? have you heard much about airports. >> a lot of fog.
sal would know more than me but sfo might have issues with that. >> thank you, steve. the time is 7:51. happening today, the season of giving begins and san francisco firefighters are kicking it off. this morning at 11:00, firefighters will unveil the new johnny v toy hall named in honor of the long time chair monday john voker. they have been collecting toys for kids in need. every year the fire department hands out 200,000 toys to local children. police in san leandro are asking to you help them stuff the patrol car. officers are going to be at the target in the san leandro bay fair mall from 11:00 this morning to 1:00 p.m. they will be collecting toys to hand out to low-income families this holiday season. the time is 7:51. the snow keeps falling in the sierra. coming up at 8:00, a look at the snowy conditions this morning. and what you need to know if
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the decision will stick. the first was in 1977 in san francisco. the time is 7:56. we expect the a's to tell us who they want to build and design the new stadium. they want to build it near laney college, near merit lake merritt. they want it to blend into the surrounding neighborhoods like chinatown. the selected architects include the designer of the san jose stadium and the architects that help build the addition to san francisco's museum of modern art. new research shows that a bad break-up is in fact bad for your heart. severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition that mirrors the same long-term damage as a heart attack. doctors have a name for it, broken heart syndrome.
it is a devastating condition that can strike even the healthiest of people. it can lead to great physical pain and there is no long-term treatment in place because they thought that all surfers could make a full recovery. >> a broken heart. >> i know. >> yeah. the time is 7:57. it's been a rough morning. some broken hearts in our commute. drivers around the area, it has been rough because of the rain. a big accident in fremont where the crews are still working to clear the damage. also several inches of rainfall in areas impacted by the north bay wildfires. what crews did overnight in hopes of protecting homes today. standing water is something that we have been talking about and it is affecting the commute. the commute is taking almost two hours from vallejo to san francisco. we will run it down for you straight ahead. either fog or rain. and the rain is over two inches for many. we will look at the radar and look where the system is now.
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>> and we're tracking another storm moving across the bay area from accidents to flooding. it has been a rough commute. straight ahead, just how long will the rain stick around? mornings on 2 continues now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is thursday, november 16th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. the storm is the big story of the morning. we will bring in a live look at storm tracker 2 that is lit up not only in green but areas of orange and red showing intense rain. >> sal castaneda is tracking the roadways. steve has more on where the
hard rain is falling and leigh and alex are out in the elements. let's start with steve. >> we have a soft ening of a lot of the rain. but it is raining and slowly moving to the south. more east actually. it has stalled out a little bit. you can get isolated areas of rain in there. there have been impressive totals here. oakland hills over two inches. pacifica hills have had a lot of rain. walnut creek an inch and a half. san mateo, an inch and a quarter as well. mount tam is over two inches. rodeo, an inch and a quarter. and san rafael over an inch of rain. it looks like some of it has let up but we're not completely done. still tracking across parts of the peninsula, over towards fremont. but now more towards the santa cruz mountains, santa cruz over towards morgan hill. gilroy, you see it right there, that is heavy rain moving in. santa cruz will take its share.
at last collect it is still mostly rain at lake level and below. the snow is below. that is a wet, wet snow. look for the rain to taper off ever so slowly. it has to the north for the most part. the system will hang around most of the morning and early afternoon. we have a lot of fog to deal with. to the north, things are quieter than it was. sal has been very busy. let's get to him. >> we had several problems including a big rig that flipped over in sonoma county near the shellville area. it was a big rig loaded down with chickens. now we do have the rooted close -- the road closed there. i believe we have video of the aftermath. but this is the truck that flipped over. it was carrying live chickens. some of them didn't make it. some of them ended up wandering around the road. the driver was pinned inside of the vehicle and they got him out. the road is closed in the area.
you see the chickens kind of hanging out. it may seem funny, but it really has messed up the commute. so just try to avoid the area if you can. let's go to the other commutes. i wanted to show new picture, 101 san francisco, we can't see it because it is raining so hard. this is our crew eastbound 80. they just passed an accident near treasure island. it is backing up traffic leaving san francisco for oakland. our crew is now on the decline section of the bay bridge heading down to oakland. it is still raining, windshield wipers going. and the traffic on the other side is heading into san francisco. we're also looking at the peninsula which is jam packed. i haven't seen it this way in a long time. last year when it rained it may have been this bad. look this is 101. why would you get on 101 at this point? it is very slow. you may want to consider other options. 280 is not an option. it is very slow. coming up next time, because i
don't have time, we will run down all of the east bay commute that's are super slow. now let's go back to mike. >> thank you, sal. we have been following crashes throughout the bay area this morning, one that led to power outages. >> we learned that electricity has been restored for most people in the area. leigh martinez is live in fremont to bring us the details. >> reporter: that's right. it is undetermined at this time if the accident was weather related or not. but a big rig truck crashed early this morning into a power pole off of auto mall parkway here in fremont, taking out quite a bit of power in the area. what you're seeing left right now is a bunch of splinters. it any lated the power pole. the truck was towed a few moments ago. at the intersection of auto mall parkway was closed for a while. there is still no working traffic light. luckily no one was hurt in the
accident. but pg&e says that nearly 3,000 customers lost power. by 6:30, it was able to restore some power. however, currently we have about 30 people still without power. and if you come back out here live, starbucks unfortunately is not one of them that has their power restored. we saw some employees in there earlier with flashlights. they have a sign on of this drive-through window saying they are closed because they do not have any power. so we do have public works out here as well as pg&e. again, only 30 people are without power at this time. i'm trying to avoid this puddle. i have fallen into it three times now. but pg&e hopes to have power restored to the last 30 customers by the 9:00. hopefully everyone will be back up and running in an hour. >> thank you, leigh. stay dry out there. there are lots of puddles. the rain is causing problems for a lot of drivers in san francisco.
>> that's where we find ktvu's alex savidge to show us the traffic challenges there. alex. >> reporter: yeah. good morning. the rain has ruined the commute trying to get into san francisco this morning. we are right above 280. these are the northbound lanes near mira posa street. it has slowed things down in the city. we've had quite a bit of roadway flooding. here is video that we shot a short time ago. one big problem here in san francisco, the northbound -- the connector from northbound 101 on to the central freeway at last check was closed down because it was flooded. both lanes closed. caltrans crews were out there this morning trying to pump out about two feet of water from that roadway. they were hoping to get it reopened here in short time. but it remains to be seen if they have finished up that
project. that is a big issue in that area. also along with the flooding, we are talking about a lot of crashes. let me show you video from earlier this morning in daly city. this was a serious crash northbound 280 where a car overturned. and because of that investigation and the clean-up, they had to shut down several lanes of northbound 280. obviously that backed things up significantly earlier this morning. unclear exactly if the wet roads played a factor in the crash. certainly the wet weather this morning could have been one of the issues there. the roads are slick out there this morning. and it is slow going all over the place. to bring you back out here to our live picture in san francisco, heavy traffic both on northbound 280. also on northbound 101 where, again, at last check the connector on to the central freeway shut down because of flooding. send it back to you in the studio. >> thank you, alex. the first significant
rainfall since the north bay wildfires has led to a lot of preparation in the burn areas. emergency officials are concerned about flooding and storm runoff. cal fire has about 600 people throughout the north bay assigned to what is called a watershed task force. just yesterday, crews in santa rosa set up special screens to block fire debris and toxic runoff from the burn areas from getting into the watershed. a big part of the problem is that plastic underground storm drains burned and melted in the intense fires. you can check the weather conditions right now, live radar at any time with the free ktvu app. and you can find it on facebook, twitter and instagram. still to come, snow continues to fall in the sierra. we will have a look at the area and what you need know if you're heading up there this weekend. we will have the latest on the investigation in tehama county still underway and the new calls for tougher gun regulations. really?
>> the time is 8:11. as we told you about yesterday, rain is here in the bay area. heavily impacting the morning commute on the roads and also in the air. quickly here a live look at storm tracker 2. on the left, there's a lot of green. widespread rain across the bay area. on the right is a foggy picture of sfo.
they were on a ground delay program until 8:00 tonight. there are 26 cancellations so far. the airport says they are running 30 to 45-minute delays. that means if you're expecting someone coming in or you're heading out, check with the airline to make sure that your or their flight is on time. we continue our coverage of the tehama county mass shooting. the sheriffs county is defending itself that it didn't take seriously previous acts by kevin neal. >> on two occasions officers put the house under surveillance hoping he would come back out. that didn't happen. you have to understand, we can't anticipate what people are going to do. we don't have a crystal ball. >> well, after the shooting, authorities searched his home and found his wife's body buried under the floor of the house. investigators say they believe neal hot and killed her on monday and then continued the killing rampage tuesday. neighbors called the sheriff's office several times in the past, reporting sounds of gunfire coming from his home.
the tehama county district attorney says that neal was not legally allowed to have guns because of a restraining order against him after he was arrested earlier this year. >> what has occurred within our northern california rural county is simply the mass murder shooting rampage of a deranged paranoid kill. >> investigators say neal killed his wife, two neighbors all before firing at random, including at an elementary school. in all, neal shot and killed five people and wounded nine others before he was killed by deputies. they recovered a handgun that was not registered to him and two semi automatic rifles. last night, residents gathered for a vigil to honor victims and express community spirit. it is easy to feel isolated because the community is rural and the homes are spread farrah part. but they said the tragedy is bringing them closer together. people who spoke included parents, teachers and young children who were at the
elementary school when the gunfire started. the family of two of the shooting victims has created a gofundme account. neal ran the couple off of the road and into a ditch and hot and killed michelle and her husband troy. she died and he was severely injured. he told neal he was going to bleed out anyways so neal left. mcfadden survived but now requires rods in his legs and will undergo additional surgeries. we just checked the count. it is nearly at $6,600. a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation this morning to make background checks for guns tougher. in the last hour, dianne feinstein tweeted saying progress is possible. it would make sure that the brady law is complied with and accurately report criminal histories to a system used for background checks used ahead of gun purchases.
it would penalizations that failed to report relevant criminal records. during the 9 we brought you the news conference from tehama county where they said the fact that the elementary school put the practice of an active shooter drill into action likely saved lives. we will talk to a company that trains schools and businesses to see what more can be done to protect against such attacks. our question of the day is should all schools be required to hold active shooter drills? 92% say yes. 8% say no. let us know by voting on twitter or ktvu.com and leave comments on facebook. the time is 8:15. a man who escaped from a mental hospital in hawaii is back in custody. 59-year-old randall was arrested in stockton yesterday at a gas station near highway 99. investigators received a tip that he was headed for his brother's home in stockton. he escaped sunday from a
hospital in hawaii and was caught on video taking a cab to the airport in honolulu. he then caught a charter flight to san jose. ten hours had gone by before the hospital realized that he was gone. >> there was a breakdown in communications in our safety protocols and our communication protocols. we don't know if that was purposeful or not. we're investigating that. >> sato was found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering a woman in 1979. authorities in hawaii have described him as a violent psycho path. with all of the rain, it has been a very rough commute. let's check in with salon the latest. >> last time we talked about how slow the peninsula was, 101, 280, getting down to the airport and heading down the peninsula. this time i promised a look at the east bay. here we are with 24. 24 is not a good drive right now between lafayette and
oakland. you can see the traffic will be slow. eastbound 24 which is on the left there is going to be moderate. so we have our crew driving around here. i think they have made it as far as orinda. so this is eastbound 24 heading out towards walnut creek. and the other side of the freeway over there is the westbound traffic. so if you're driving eastbound, it doesn't look that bad except the wet weather. we're going to send the crew south. they will make a turn south and we will check that freeway out for you. we are looking at highway 4 westbound. you can see traffic is slow from antioch to concord. 680 is backed up from the benecia bridge all the way down to alamo. and look at all of the slow traffic here on 880. now, it is always slow. it is just extra slow today because of the wet weather. in fact there is no break. usually there is a break at stevenson. this time it ex approximate tends into the south bay. 75 minutes from vallejo to the macarthur maze. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is backed up.
880 northbound is jammed from san leandro down to downtown oakland. obviously, steve, as we go to you, the wet weather is always correlated with very slow traffic. >> as you would say, sal, it is sold out. >> it is. >> it is indeed. thank you, sir. still some rain. a little bit to the north. about marin county south. this system keeps slogging along. the main focus is into the santa cruz mountains and out towards morgan hill and gilroy. this is barely moving, this system here. two and a half for cazadero. windsor had 2.11. there are some, berkeley lab went bonkers, 2.38. you know when you're an army of one, sometimes things happen. kensington, 2.16. santa rosa, 1.42. woodside, 1.40. alameda within an inch and a
third on the precip. silverado country club, two. boulder creek almost two. danville, 1.57. san francisco, 1.39. and menlo park up to an inch and a third. still trucking along, if you will, towards parts of solano, contra costa county. goes over southern marin county, san pablo bay and out to napa county, american cano, benecia, crockett. still coming in approaching the san mateo coach where there have been copious amounts of precip around the area. two inch amounts near the pacifica hills into boulder creek and pet loma has two to two and a half inches of rain. it looks like over to san mar teen. still getting reports of heavy rain for those at lake level. it is a wet sierra cement. a winter storm warning until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. i would think later today, once the cold air moves in, we will get the snow level to come down
early tomorrow morning. to the north, not as much. the system as drifted south. it looks like it has stalled out a little bit. it will continue to be about, i would say, southern marin county over to parts of southern napa for a while until the system finally clears the area. that may take a while. a lot of fog with 50s on the temps. you're not completely done by inverness to novato southward seems to be the way it is moving. but i mean south ever so slowly it is moving. the system will give us a foggy, rainy day. if you don't have the rain, it will be misty and drizzly for some. upper 50s in some of the higher elevations. this system will end as far as rain goes thursday. speaking of fog, i think that's going to be the worst -- that truly fog is about the worst that you can get. >> yep. >> usually we see interstate 5. >> exactly coming in from the
east bay. it is thick everywhere. >> thank you, steve. >> thank you. >> thank you. concerns about a possible health hazard in the south bay that have forced dozens from their rvs in east palo alto. what if there was only one paper? now what if there was only one mattress? one is not a choice. choose your mattress with tulo. everything you want in a bed, in a box.
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off 24 headed towards san ramon. the wipers are definitely going on this thursday morning. in east palo alto, dozens of people living in rvs will have to move off of the street. they were illegally dumping sewage and trash on to weak street causing a health hazard. with the rainy weather, officials thought the conditions could be made worse. but the people in the rvs say they weren't given enough notice to pack up and leave. they considered an ordinance banning overnight parking for rvs. after debate last night, they decided to take no action. sleeping bags will be laid out at the bart station tonight as a protest of the sweeps of homeless encampments. it comes a week after bart start aid project at the powell street section to build an quays later to protect
commuters from the weather. money and the future of bart will be debated at the bart board meeting. the board of directors will talk about proposed fares for the e-bart station in antioch that will open next may. one ticket could cost $7.50. the board of directors will consider how much to charge for parking at the new stations. this week a kidney donation chain at ucsf saved the lives of nine people. and it started with a woman who was willing to donate her kidney to a stranger. >> i thought joan's profile. and something about it spoke to me. >> that is anna, a san francisco police officer and an afghan war veteran. she found joan, a walnut creek mother of two, on a website of people waiting for a kidney donation.
anna's kidney was be a match for joan but it was a match for someone else. and that set off a jane reaction, with the hospital finding kidneys for nine people. >> she is just an amazing person. so all of the things that she has done in her life to selflessly give to others is amazing. >> ucsf says there are 100,000 people waiting for kidney transplants in the country and that the best option really is to have a living donor. protecting homes and businesses in the city of san francisco. the precautions that city is making to make sure that flood prone areas do not get hit by the latest storm. >> reporter: in santa rosa, officials feeling relieved this morning. there were no significant problems during the first rainfall of the season. we will show you the minor problem spots they are watching this morning. it is probably taking awe long time to drive to work. maybe you're watching at work. maybe you haven't left yet. maybe you're thinking you should use transit. this whole drive is very long.
>> i don't see this moving much from novato, southern napa county southward. the heaviest is down around santa cruz and santa cruz mountains. there are some areas -- ben loma has almost three inches of rain. pacifica, over two inches. walnut creek over an inch and a half. there have been impressive amounts. rodeo almost 1.60. castro valley, 1.58. petaluma and san rafael, these two have not changed. this tells you that to the north it has calmed down. now it is all south of the golden gate bridge. you can get bursts of modern
rain or a steady rain, occasionally heavy rain. they're not done yet. in the last few frames, no wonder, montero, pacifica half moon bay, it is lighting up along the san mateo coast and continuing there and goes over skyline and into the peninsula and towards santa cruz, which took a while to get there. once it got there, it is not wasting any time and heading over -- right now it is on 101 south. morgan hill to gilroy. mainly rain. higher elevations, wet snow. but we're waiting for that snow level to go down. it hasn't happened yet. loco for a steady rain mainly to the south. north of that things have calmed down. there is a lot of fog in there. sal will it up on that. morning rain increasing very slowly. 60s on the temps. 8:31. . >> and we have slow traffic. >> no. >> i can see what i'm about to
show you on 680 as you head south. this is 680 heading away from walnut creek down towards alamo and danville on interstate 680. driving down towards san ramon. you can see the traffic is going to be busy as you drive through. the next exit is the alamo exit. northbound 680 traffic is moderately half i we also do have traffic here on highway 4 that is very slow through pittsburgh and antioch. there was an accident off of the benecia bridge. 80 westbound is slow. everywhere you look, it is taking 82 minutes to get from the carquinez bridge to the maze. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, add 25. it is 8:32. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. machine officials in santa rosa are feeling somewhat relieved after the first significant rainfall since the north bay wildfires. >> the rainfall wasn't as heavy as they had expected. allie rasmus is live in santa rose to aexplain how the emergency crews will keep an
eye out not just for today but for months to come. >> reporter: yes. any time that it rains, there will be emergency crews, local, county and state level to watch the erosion. luckily they didn't have any major problems last night. the rainfall was a little lighter than what they were expecting. this intersection behind me in santa rosa is the perfect example of the things that we will be watching for the next several months during the rainy season. beyond the barricade is where one of the storm drains was that melted during the wildfires. right where you see the assistant fire marshal on the phone keeping an eye on it. let's show you video up close of what this pole looked like. it is a sink hole but not a large one. it is around one of those damaged storm drains. and emergency workers just want to make sure that the pipe didn't collapse and there is no
danger of a larger sink hole opening up. many homes in this neighborhood as we know were destroyed and burned in the fire. this particular street, some of the homes are still standing and there are people who have returned home to live in the homes. they want to make sure that the storm drains and the street above it is structurally sound. it is the kind of things that crews have been preparing for with the rainfall headed in over the last 24 hours. they mentioned that some regular rainfall is a good thing because it leads growth on the hills. they will be on the watch for these problems all winter long. >> we have seen in the hills that the green grass is starting to pop up. that's what we need to keep the hill stabilized. we need the growth. we just don't need the heavy rainfall and downpours that could threaten the stability of the hillside. >> reporter: now, back out here live, you can see that they closed off the street around
this damaged storm drain and the sink hole that opened up near it. again, they have a vacuum truck out here with crews that have been sucking up some of the mud around that pipe. they want to get a better look at it. again, this is the type of issue that they will be watching out for in the months ahead because this is the first significant rainfall since the wildfires. but it certainly won't be the last going forward. back to you guys. >> thank you, allie. as we head into the weekend before thanksgiving, tomorrow is expected to be the busiest day of the thanksgiving holiday for sfo. we're giving you a live picture of the airport. we just talked to the duty manager who says that sfo is on a ground delay program from right now until 11:00 tonight. that means that the airport will have to regulate departing and arriving flights. as of right now, the airport is dealing with 30 to 45-minute delays. 83 flights are delayed. 26 flights have been canceled so far. the good news is that tomorrow, the busiest travel day over
thanksgiving, should be dry. precautions are being also taken to prevent flooding in part of san francisco's mission district. the public utilities commission installed plastic flood barriers along 17th and folsom streets. the area is one of the lowest sections in san francisco and is prone to flooding during heavy rain. there are still concerns in the south bay surrounding coyote creek in san jose and how it is likely to flood again. the county is using money set aside years ago to do necessary repairs to flood walls and deepening the channel. these are scene from last february. you remember days of torrential rain and a release from the dam flooded three san jose neighborhoods and thousands of people are evacuated. they had to leave their homes. many had to be rescued. since then, a new plan to warn residents of potential flooding has been adopted as well as an agreement to keep water levels at anderson dam lower.
construction of a berm at the rock springs neighborhood is really the last line of defense. monday, when we spoke with san jose's mayor live here on mornings on 2, he told us that anderson dam is a big problem and needs hundreds of millions of dollars to fix. he is pushing the water district to make that investment. rain in the bay area means snowfall across the sierra. right now there is a break from the snowfall. sarah coming to us from soda spring snooze good morning, san francisco. you know, i'm hoping that you guys are having much better weather than this. maybe you saw a little rain this morning. here in the sierra nevada, we're just seeing rain. we're in soda springs. we have snow on the ground. yesterday i was reporting all morning long that we had a beautiful winter wonderland. now we just have the slush in the ground. that's when we get when we have that rain falling on to snow, making it slushy, melty mess. however, if you are planning on traveling up to the sierra nevada on 80, you're going to
need chains later today. or four wheel drive. right now chp is saying no chains required and the roads are good to go for now. later in the forecast, they are saying we will get snow. and that snow will not stop until tomorrow morning. they're predicting until about 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, we will get lots of snow here in the sierra nevada. as for right now, this morning we haven't seen snow, just rain. and this wintery mixture is creating this slushy, nasty mix. ktvu fox 2 news. back to you. squaw valley and alpine meadows and heavenly have r. some of the resorts opening tomorrow. up to three feet of snow is expected high not there in the elevation. coming up at 9:30, we will talk live with kevin cooper about what the conditions are like if you're planning to take a trip to the mountains for the thanksgiving holiday.
you can check the latest weather conditions on the free ktvu weather app and find updates from the ktvu weather team on facebook, instagram and twitter. maybe you're driving to the snow this thanksgiving. we will look at thanksgiving weekend travel and how many people are expected to hit the road and the skies this year. also when travel will be at its very peak. it is still very slow of course as you might imagine. so the regularly slow commute has been even made slower by the wet weather. we will give you traffic times when we come back. if it isn't rain, it is fog. the rain is ever so slowly moving south. more east than anything else. you can see on the radar picture there, we will take a look at that. especially towards santa cruz and gilroy.
>> 8:42. the rain and the storm is our big story this morning. we're looking at storm tracker 2 and a live picture of dark heavy clouds over san jose. the rain that we saw yesterday morning continues, it is really moving south and east. according to meteorologist steve paulson. but you can see with all of the green on storm tracker 2, it is a widespread storm. president trump is going to capitol hill this morning to push for tax reform. this is new video we will share
just into the news room. the president will meet with members of the house republican conference in hopes to boost momentum behind a tax bill that may come up for a floor vote today. it would slash the 35% corporate tax rate down to 20%. it trims personal income tax rates and cuts some deductions and credits. it is expected to pass. but the senate version of the bill is running into problems. republicans have just a two- seat majority in the senate. already one republican, wisconsin senator, ron johnson, says he is a-- opposed to the bill. collins another republican says she is concerned about changes to the bill, including repealing the mandate requiring all americans to have health insurance. she calls that a mistake. roy moore's senate campaign has hired a handwriting analyst to try to discredit one of his accusers. nelson says that moore attempted to assault her 40 years ago when she was 16 and
he was a 30-year-old deputy district attorney. she also says that he signed her high school year book roy moore d.a. his attorney says that he never signed his way but his assistant did on divorce papers in 1999. they are suggesting that it may have been forged to bolster her story. >> release the year book so we can determine is it genuine or a fraud. >> nelson's lawyer says they will not hand over the year book unless the senate holds hearings. a local company driving stock markets higher this morning, along with wal-mart. >> let's check in with pam cook with this morning's money business. >> yeah. retailers definitely will be the topic for a while. yesterday target disappointed the streak. today, wal-mart absolutely blew through analyst estimates for its quarterly earnings report. on the bell, wal-mart stock shot up about 8% and took the markets up with it. checking in on the numbers
right now, the dow, the nasdaq, and the s and p500 posting really good gains. here is a look at the dow, up almost 200 points to 23454. and nasdaq and s&p are also up a percent. after two years of decline there, fiscal first quarter profits for cisco, 2.39 billion. that's up from 2.32 billion a year ago. it says its growing security business is doing well and the subscription software business as well. elon musk is pledging ground breaking technology with the unveiling of the first electric semi-truck. it can fight aliens and make one hell of a latte. maybe not. but industry experts with
skeptical that tesla can overhaul the long haul trucking systems saying that the batteries are limit today a few hundred miles at most. the cost of batteries is also a factor. companies such as bosch and siemens has similar vehicles in the works. the truck will be unveiled at 8:00 tonight during a webcast. even though gas prices are high, travel experts are expecting the busiest thanksgiving weekend traffic volume in more than ten years. aaa estimates that nearly 51 million americans will travel more than 50 miles over the four-day weekend. that is an increase of 3.3% over last year. and the busiest traffic year since 2015. gas prices will be at their highest since 2014, with the national average coming in at $2.56 a gallon. of course it is higher here in california. most of us drivers paying about $3.22 a gallon.
but some of the busiest day -- the busiest day used to be wednesday before thanksgiving. but they're saying it is tomorrow because they have the whole week off. >> theoretically we could leave after school tomorrow. >> i don't have the whole week off. >> i don't. >> i don't think wednesday will be a breeze either. >> right. >> at that point probably more people are driving because maybe they don't want to pay the prices to fly that day. >> exactly. >> thank you, pam. >> let's check in with sal and a look at the commute. it's been a slow roll. >> it sure has been. some improvement, mike and gasia. if you're trying to get out there right now, remember it will be a tough drive for you if you're getting through the area of any of these east bay and south bay commutes. as you know, it has been slow. this is a look at interstate 880. finally things are beginning to get a little better as you drive through. take a live look at 280. that is 280 southbound. but northbound 280 which had been very slow continues to be
okay. i'm going to see if i can do a hot switch to our driver here, our crew. there we go. this is the commute on 680. as a matter of fact, since i did it, i didn't give them a chance to get an icon up there. but i will tell you this: traffic is going to be busy on 680 as you drive through. let me just -- there you go. now you know where we are. southbound 680 driving through danville, heading down to san ramon. it is going to be tough all the way down to the dublin interchange a the 8:48, let's bring in steve. >> i know that traffic well right, sal. >> i know you do. >> thank you, sir. morning rain moving really slowly out of the picture. to the north, things have really calmed down. a lot of fog in the picture as well. the breeze at the surface is not much. i've seen breezes at 20 to 25. winter storm warping is out. that will continue through tomorrow morning. some of the rain totals, silverado country club, right
above it. mount tam, over 2. pacifica, it has been heavy rain on the san mateo coast. menlo park, 1.34. the heaviest is around santa cruz and santa cruz mountains, parts of the peninsula along skyline, right over to morgan hill, san mar teen and gilroy. the system is taking its time. inverness south, there is rape over to napa county. look at this, another band in san mateo, redwood city, half moon bay, monteros had heavy rain heading towards palo alto, los altos hills. we're not done yet. some of this continues to march in from the west. i'll show new a system. the system has stalled out for a bit. in the sierra, snow at the higher locations. but lake tahoe says heavy rain. we haven't seen that get down
there yet. above 8,000 feet is probably going to stack up big time. watch in the last few frames. it is not moving. south of about marin county. there's a little enhancement right there. so i mean this is going to continue most of the day. about marin county over to southern napa county, solano and points south. you can see there's not a lot to the east. it's just that steady. so you get the light rain and occasionally bursts of moderate to heavy. 60s and 50s to the north. and even some of the higher elevations. there won't be rain tomorrow, but it's going to be that valley fog, truly fog that will take us into saturday. fog in the valleys and inland areas. >> thank you, steve. >> you bet. robbers target a high-end jewelry store. the reason that they left empty handed.
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to break a display case with a hammer but he was unsuccessful because the cases are made with a special type of glass. >> the glass is a double layered tempered glass. these are the type that even if they hammer or do anything, they won't get to it. >> and therefore the group left empty handed. this is the latest incident targeting jewelry displays over the last few months, including costco stores throughout the bay area. a man was found guilty of first degree murder of an ice cream vendor. he was killed while children wait today buy ice cream from him. lopez was convicted and could be sentenced to 45 years to life. there are reports that mass murder charles manson has been hospitalized and is near death. the 83-year-old cult leader was brought to a bakersfield hospital but refused to
disclose details about his condition, citing privacy laws. tmz is reporting thats he is in grave condition. he is serving seven life sentences in a state prison in the central valley. he was convicted of orchestrating the murder of sharon tate and six others back in 1969. new allegations of inappropriate behave year against kevin spacey. 20 incidents between 1995 and 2013. this follows an investigation into spacey's behavior during and after his time as the artistic. well, a story for those who smoke cigarettes. why today is designed to help you kick the habit if you have been wanting to give it up. med. the one that's always bringing a plus-one? yes, but we've got plus-one insurance.
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>> the time is 8:56. millions of smokers are being encouraged to give up tobacco today for the great american smoke-out. the american cancer society issues the challenge on the third thursday of every november, urging smokers to quit cigarettes for 4 hours with the hopes that the decision will stick. the first smoke-out was in 1977 in san francisco. amid public pressure, the berkeley school board voted to replace the name of a school in south berkeley. it was named after joseph. he also owned slaves and supplied ammunition to the confederacy during the civil war. the school board agreed with some parents and is stripping the name. the board now begins the process of selecting a new school name. across the bay, san francisco's recreation and park commission is voting again today on whether to rename justin herman plaza. starting in 1959, he was the head of the redevelopment
agency. people that want the name changed say under his leadership, the city wiped out 60 blocks in the western division destroying vibrant japanese and african-american communities. there was an error in counting the votes last month so they will vote again today. if it votes to remove the name, it will be called embarcadero plaza until a new name is chosen. the's are expected to make an announcement today. they want to build near laney college, near lake merritt. they will announce the design team tasked to build the new ballpark. more importantly they want it to blend into surrounding neighbors. the architectural team includes the designer of san jose's stadium and a firm that helped build the addition to san francisco's museum of modern art. war wores star draymond
green will turn in his play book for a textbook, sort of. he will speak at harvard university. it is entitled athletes as leaders, a discussion with draymond green. he tells the chronicle that it blows his mind that he was invited to speak at one of the most pre stegous colleges in the world. it was moved to a woman radio many that will be filled up with some 500 people who signed up to attend. happening today, san francisco firefighters are kicking off the season of giving. at 11:00 today, firefighters will unveil the new johnny v toy hall. it was named in memory of long time program chairman john volker. every year the fire department hands out more than 2 had not thousand toys to local children. police are asking people to help them stuff the patrol car. they will be at the target in
san leandro starting at 11:00 today until 1:00 p.m. they will distribute toys to deserving families during the holiday season. >> tehama county investigators say active shooter drills saved the lives of elementary school children. we're live with the head of a company that trains schools and businesses for similar situations. ♪[music] >> all right. thursday morning, mid november. and we say hello to the first big storm of the season in the bay area as we look at the city of oakland. look at all of the fisher men out there in the bay area. the club season is fully underway for all of the