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overnight. so, we will still have a dry day and temperatures above normal, reaching the mid-60s for san jose, 57 in oakland and 58 degrees in san francisco. north bay going to see those clouds rolling in early with that rain as early as tonight. most of us, though, not seeing that rain until early tomorrow morning. we will talk about the timing. another look at the forecast is coming up at 6:09. mike has two new crashes to report. >> that's right, kari. we'll stay with the maps. we have a smooth flow of traffic starting to build. we have a crash in the east bay. southbound 880, approaching 92, the slowing is blocked. traffic is starting to back up with the build out of hayward. a traditional pattern. a lighter flow around the bay. that is unusual that formed in the last few. no slowing on the sensors here. the second crash we are talking about, southbound 17. it's smooth there as well. we are going to end and show
overall, traffic flows smoothly throughout the bay. we just passed the 20 minute mark. that's how light it is. back to you. in washington, at least three people are dead after an amtrak train derails putting the cars on the traffic to interstate 5. >> here is the latest at this hour. we know the train was going 80 miles per hour, in a 30 miles per hour zone when it went off the track. 100 people were injured in that accident yesterday morning. they are being treated. the train derailed as it was making the inaugural trip of a fast service between seattle and portland. 80 passengers and five crew members were on board. >> we want to go live to "today in the bay's" kirk hawkins at the scene to bring us up to date on the investigation. kirk? >> reporter: marcus and laura, that new information about the speed came from an overnight news conference with ntsb
officials here. now, they are planning to spend today trying to figure out why. >> is everybody okay? >> i'm still figuring that out. we have cars everywhere. down on to the highway. >> reporter: an amtrak train on the inaugural run of the train service to portland derailed and veered off an overpass 40 miles south of seattle. several cars crashed into the busy interstate 5 freeway in the middle of rush hour and smashed a new semitruck and several other cars. now, the investigation is focusing on the speed of the train and the condition of the track. >> preliminary indications are that the train was traveling at 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour track. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a day of celebration, more than 80 passengers and crew were on board for the first day of faster service, including alex, a reporter for nbc's affiliate, king 5, who got off before the
disaster. >> many going to work. they were heading to the office or heading home for the holidays. everybody comes in and you are going that's not going to happen. here we are. that's exactly what happened. >> reporter: the $180 million project is in the target of critics, raising concerns about safety. that debate may now be reignited. the ntsb investigation continues today as they try to find the other black box and determine the condition of the track. now to a live look at the scene. you can see that crane and other heavy machinery where workers are scrambling to remove what is left of the wreckage here. traffic has been shut down on the southbound side of the i-5. northbound is moving smoothly. later on today, investigators tell us they are hoping to talk to members of the crew to learn more about what went wrong. live in dupont, washington, i'm kirk hawkins, back to you.
>> thank you, kirk. 6:03 now. developing this morning, a drugstore robbery suspect is in serious condition after an armed security guard stepped in to stop them. the scene unfolded last night. look at video here. this is walgreens on south 1st and southeast santa clara. the suspect tried to rob the store. the guard approached and opened fire. the suspect has life-threatening injuries. the guard has not been charged. a stunning twist to a story we covered yesterday when a driver shot and killed himself during a traffic stop in richmond. we have learned the driver was a 9-year veteran of the san francisco police department. a richland police officer made the stop yesterday afternoon near hill top mall. the officer was approaching the vehicle when the driver ended his life. late last night, police confirmed it was an unidentified
off duty san francisco police officer who was stopped in connection with an ongoing investigation. only on nbc bay area this morning, recreational marijuana will become legal across the state in two weeks. that's raising concerns about people driving under the influence. >> that's where a bay area company is coming in. pete suratos joins us live with a new marijuana breathalyzer that was invented by an oakland lab. good morning, pete. >> reporter: good morning. more and more companies my get in on this business. we are talking a marijuana breathalyzer to detect if someone is impaired at work or driving on the road. it's created by a company. i want to show you a picture of what this will look like. the idea is to test for thc, the active ingredient in marijuana and the ceo came up with this idea as a doctor and work as a
reserve sheriff's deputy. how can you tell if someone is still under the influence of pot? a blood test doesn't give an accurate picture because it stays in your system days. neither does the smell of marijuana. the ceo of the company claims it shows up in your breath and means you smoked within the last couple hours and are more than likely impaired. >> that's why this hasn't been done before. it's a huge, tech know logical challenge to overcome. we figured it out. measure a few particles of thc. >> here is what you need to know when it comes to recreational marijuana use which will be league january of next year. it is legal to use it privately, if you are over the age of 21. it's illegal to smoke while
driving or in a public setting. you need a medical marijuana card for purchase at medical dispensaries. of course, there's local regulation by the city to determine who gets to sell the product and where you can buy it. they say plenty of law enforcement agencies as well as employers are contacting them about purchasing the product, which will hit the market next year. pete suratos, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much, pete. 6:07. details about an escape from an inmate at the palo alto courthouse. it covers it extensively for you. it sparked a three-week manhunt. they have published new information about the escape plan. court documents show they orchestrated the plan using a jailhouse phone. one used another inmate's phone code, discussing the positioning of two get away vehicles.
the inmates are due in court in january to enter they pleas. the accomplices have been arrested. looking live at the bay bridge. traffic is bumper-to-bumper as you can see there. wow. in june, voters will likely weigh in on a ballot measure aimed at raising money to ease c congestion. it would hike the tolls across the bay area bridges, including the dumbarton bridge and the san mateo-hayward bridge. they say it would raise $5 billion. >> the projects are sending caltrain to downtown san francisco. drastically increasing ferry service throughout the bay area. >> critics say it penalizes people that cross the bridge to go to work. the average commuter spends 29 hours each year stuck in slow-moving traffic.
a small earthquake rattled the bridge month area just before 5:00. not hearing of a lot of damage so far. remember, you can see the seismic activity for the bay area. look for the shake map on www.nbcbayarea.com. right now, 6:09. getting ready for rain approaching the bay area. it will be arriving later on tonight. well to the north of us. it's going to be a dry day. we will start to see more clouds moving in in time for the evening commute. it will approach very far areas to the north in the viewing area and ukiah. we are going to see some of the rain moving into santa rosa during the late newscast tonight and we'll see it approaching san francisco, the east bay as well as the south baby early tomorrow morning. mostly clearing, even the south bay, by sunrise tomorrow and dry conditions for tomorrow afternoon. going to be chilly behind this
front. we'll talk about that and also sierra snow coming up. mike has an update for the crash in hayward. >> that's right. we have been tracking this critical portion of the commute. we have a noncritical volume starting to build for the tri-valley and the most slowing here. 880 south of 238, down toward the crash, just before you get to 92. all lanes cleared. the activity is on the shoulder. the distraction is not enough to keep the lighter volume of traffic at bay. we are seeing recovery. great stuff toward the san mateo bridge. the bay bridge, an easy drive as well. the berkeley curve is jammed up. the metering lights are jammed. the upper east shore and the walnut interchange. one delay for train one, seven minutes as it gets to the great america station. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. 6:10 right now. coming up next on "today in the bay," leaders in the north bay are protecting renters in the
head out the door. live look outside in downtown san jose. a nice and quiet start. let's go to willow glen. upper 40s by 10:00 and another day with mid-60s. above normal temperatures, but more clouds and we'll have rain later tonight. i'll talk more about that coming up at 6:19. look at the travel times. we are just starting to see more slowing for the upper east shore. only 23 minutes from highway 4. the metering lights are on. expect the lighter traffic flow. highway 37 at the bottom of the screen, the bottleneck. >> thank you so much, kari and mike. it is 6:14 now. new details this morning in a deadly house fire in brooklyn. authorities say a menorah was to blame. it was lit, but unattended and sparked the braise that devastated the family. this morning, a mother and three young kids, we are finding out,
died in the fire. a father and two teens in critical condition. two other boys and five firefighters have minor injuries. 6:15 right now. happening today, the santa rosa city council will continue rules to stop landlords from evicting low income residents. some landlords are kicking people out to cash in on rental demand. the council will consider an immediate ban while a state of emergency stays in place. the stock markets opening at an all-time high. >> and the white house close to passing tax cuts. >> they are good for the corporations and the rich. the dow closed at a record high for the 70th time in a row on monday. twitter up enormously as the san francisco company kicks white extremists off their accounts.
president trump tweeted stocks and the economy have a long way to go. after the tax cut bill is totally understood and appreciated in scope and size. enjoy and create many beautiful jobs. meantime, the fed is starting to fight some of that growth we are seeing. remember, it raised rates. says it will raise them again. at some point, president trump will turn against the fed. accusations continue to swirl at the fcc that they used millions of fake letters. this is neel kashkari. he is not happy about the interest hikes. i tell you what, let's skip ahead to the next video, if we could. that would be great. or we could come out to laura and i. either one would be fine. >> or do whatever you want. >> remember, he ran for governor. >> he did.
what i was going to say, the fcc has this data base of people who support net neutrality. i tweeted how to do it. you can look for your name and see if somebody used your name. you have fairly common names. it's interesting to type in different names to see if it came through and if somebody filed something similar to who you are. remember, there were millions of people or millions of letters that probably were fake. >> interesting. okay. >> thanks, scott. 6:17. new survey reveals holiday dinners. survey from bob evans grocery finds more than half of christmas dinner hosts worry about the timing. other top worries include preparing the main dish, making all those sides and, of course, meeting the dietary restrictions of all the guests.
>> come to my house, this is what i'm serving you. if you have a special diet, bring something. >> right. >> you don't want to be eating at 8:00, 9:00 at night, do you. >> you can start at 4:00. >> eating all day long. we'll be getting ready for that. maybe you are getting ready to head out for a jog and an early start on getting the pounds shed before christmas. let's get a live look outside. tri-valley, 34 degrees on the right side of the screen. it's 34 also in the north bay. san francisco, 46 degrees as you get your tuesday started and the seven day forecast is up at the bottom of the screen. only one chance of rain in the forecast here between tonight and early tomorrow morning. we are going to stay mostly dry, sunshine to start. clouds moving in. temperatures 63 degrees in morgan hill and low to mid-60s for the east bay. cooler for oakland and hayward, staying in the upper 50s this
afternoon. also upper 50s for san mateo. redwood city, 50. 59 degrees in the mission district. breezy winds from the northwest and 60 in navato. we get ready for the rain in the north bay late tonight. we see it becoming more widespread before sunrise early tomorrow morning. this is a quick one and done. behind that, we'll have cool temperatures and gusty winds. looking at mostly a tenth inch of rain for the bay area. we get light rain, the sierra gets light snow, up to seven inches in dikingdale, which is good. we are below the normal snowpacks for this time in december. we are at 29% of normal and the central sierra doing the best at 41% normal. we need more snow. we are going to head back to a dry pattern but it is going to be much cooler. we officially begin winter this thursday and it will feel like it with possible freezing temperatures by the end of the
week. mike is now tracking just a few slow spots on the road. >> we are seeing a lighter flow of traffic. it's traffic tuesday, baa lighter flow toward the end of the year. folks get to their vacation. the tri-valley shows 680 south through pleasanton. the south bay, no slowing. the build is on. over here, we have recovery. an earlier crash 880 at 92 is on the shoulder for a few minutes. mild slowing out of hayward. a build for union city. no big concern right now. heading to the bay bridge and the east bay, south 880, speeds recovering from 20 minutes. dumbarton bridge, a smooth drive-through. the bay bridge, we'll show the back up. no issue down toward the bay bridge toll plaza. a smooth flow of traffic as well. a nice, easy drive despite the back up at the bay bridge. oakland toward the airport in
san francisco, it's better to travel across the bay bridge than the san mateo bridge because things bog down on the north side of the peninsula. we'll talk about that later. back to you. >> thank you. coming up on "today in the bay," cracking down on the home owe pathic product market. the reason health markets say a lot of the items could be extremely dangerous. he trusts the pros for routine maintenance. they do hundreds of dollars of damage in the process. who pays? i'm chris chmura. nbc bay area responds, next. we all know how great she is around here. if you don't already know, time you find out. a big congratulations to kari hall. she is featured in an issue of bay area women magazine. she tweeted that link out. to find out who she says has been the biggest influence on her life. you can follow her for more on that interview. congratulations, kari. my wish was a clubhouse,
peninsula driver who says his oil change cost him hundreds of dollars down the nbc bay area responds to a peninsula driver who says his oil change cost him hundreds of dollars. >> he contacted chris chmura for help in getting his money back. >> greg in mountainview says he was diligent about getting oil changes for his van. a few months ago, during a check up at the dealer, a mechanic discovered the oil level was dangerously low because of a
leak at the oil pan. >> looks like the plug stripped out the thread. he's got an oil leak. as a matter of fact he has one quart of oil. >> he had to fix it on the spot and it cost $400. he wanted the lube shop to pay for the repairs. he tried for six weeks, but wasn't getting a response from the company. tonight, after "the voice" we take the case to the shop and show how you can require an autoshop to respond to your complaint. if you have a tip, call us, 888-996-tips or online, www.nbcbayarea.com/responds. see you tonight after "the voice." 6:25 right now. a warning about homeo pathic products and how they could pose health risks to children and the elderly. it's a $3 billion industry that
dates back offering treatment from the common cold to cancer. fda says a lot of times there are no results or harmful. >> they think they are taking an active ingredient that is going to benefit them. that's where the snake oil part of this is. >> the fda plans to target high-risk targets first, including ones given by injection marks for cancer, opioid and alcohol addictions. advocates are pushing back saying they have been used safely since the 1700s. the fda wants to note that something labeled as natural isn't always safe. at 6:26, coming up next on "today in the bay," the warning from police after a purse snatching near a south bay grocery store. a troubling trend. lasers pointed at law enforcement helicopters during illegal side shows. the reason this could have deadly consequences.
san jose, christmas in the park all illuminated. good morning. thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. gettinging you prepared for what to look out for as you head out the door. >> it is cool again. we are going to have a nice warm up for the afternoon. check out where we are as you step out the door, only 40 degrees and a light wind with cold temperatures around the bay area. here is a look at the highs today, up to 59 degrees in santa rosa, 62 in napa and 62 in livermore and 64 in san jose. san francisco, a breezy 58 degrees. we'll talk about the arrival of that rain and what's ahead for the weekend coming up in a few minutes. >> the story we have been talking about, the overnight shooting and the police activity at the walgreens downtown, an impact to the stop on the first round.
because of that activity. the traffic impact doesn't sound like it's a problem for commuters. we'll continue to track that. a look at the light volume is on the freeway, very light this tuesday kicking in. also kicking in for the east bay, nothing really bad. a slowdown at westbound 80 and university. an earlier crash on the shoulder there. that is a smooth drive for the most part. we have a back up at the toll pla plaza its. we are still under a half hour from highway 4 to the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. 6:31 right now. as you mentioned, happening today, people in one east bay community fighting to keep out a nonprofit that serves the homeless. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live outside that location in downtown walnut creek and why it's creating controversy. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. the city of walnut creek's
planning commission has given the trinity center permission to move in behind me. it's a vacant space at hollywood boulevard. there are a number of people who live in the apartments next door. they are not happy with the decision. they forced the city to reconsider, to consider their appeal. someone posted these purple posters throughout the area. they are urging their neighbors to show up at tonight's council meeting and fight back. here is background. the trinity center is a nonprofit that provides services for people that are homeless, senior citizen or on the brink of ending up on the street. trinity wants to move in for 18 months while the current location is torn down and replaced. residents are worried homeless will loiter in the neighborhood and lead to an increase in trash and property crimes. we spoke to the director. they said they serve only 19 people, down from the 77 they
used to serve a few years ago. she points out the lease with the strip mall requires that her organization abide by certain rules and regulations which would protect the neighborhood. here is a woman who lives in the apartments next door. >> it's hard to afford living here. i talk to a lot of these people. they are people who can't make ends meet, you know? a lot of bad things happen in people's lives and we have to help them. if you ignore it, they won't go away. it's not going to go away. >> reporter: we did speak with another woman off camera who lives in the apartments. she would prefer the trinity center not move into this location. the appeals meeting is open to the public at 6:00 inside the walnut creek chamber. bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you, bob. take a look at your screen right now. police want to know if you have seen this woman right here.
morgan hill police say she snatched a woman's purse off her shopping cart. this happened near the safe way on east dunn avenue. that suspect then spent $3,000 at a rite aid and $2,000 at a target within an hour. if you have seen her, you are urged to contact police. a developing story we are following from the east bay, caught on camera. a dangerous side show over the weekend with a new twist. you can see the cars spinning out of control as hundreds of people watched. this time, the illegal spectacle had a laser show that blinded drivers and officers. california highway patrol is calling it a troubling trend with dangerous consequences. >> it can cause blindness. >> if you are caught flashing lasers into the sky, you could face felony charges. at the side show crackdown,
police towed 11 cars and arrested five people. 6:34. berkeley leaders will allow police to use pepper spray during violent protests. they approved it in a vote dating back two decades. concerns have been raised about the health affects of pepper spray. nonviolent offenders may soon be released from jail without having to pay bail. santa clara county leaders, today, will introduce a no cost release program for low level defendants who can't afford bail costs. it is funded thanks to a grant from mcarthur foundation. they argue the plan is needed to cut population numbers in the county jail system. four teenagers have been arrested for firing flairs into seven homes in san ramon over the weekend. the incidents were caught on
tape by surveillance and police used that to track the suspects. some of the people whose homes were targeted say this is a very serious situation. all four of the suspects were booked into juvenile hall. we are waiting to hear what charges they face. at 6:36, city workers are asking the council to extend a parking ban for rvs. palo alto online reports a portion of week street was a popular parking spot. city workers say the people in the rvs are responsible for more than 6000 gallons of human waste that is dumped down the city storm drain. ahead of winter rain, they are worried because the street already overflowed and prone to water ponding. >> we don't want that. looking at the roadways, these are moving smoothly. the south bay starts with a
commute, the tri-valley. east bay a typical pattern. berkeley is where we have a problem. a pedestrian was taken away with critical treatment. i'll locate it. really, it's san pablo avenue that looks like it's an issue toward 67. word from transit that the buses on the 72 line there will be rerouted. that is activity we are tracking and sky ranger is on the way over there. you can see the impact on highway 13 getting on and off the freeway. the east shore freeway shows a lighter volume. that's an easier drive as we commute through the holiday season. still, this is that san rafael bridge. we have that commute, don't get me wrong. >> you can see it. pay the toll.
you are working for the weekend. >> it's that last weekend before christmas that is going to be so busy, whether you are prepping the house for family or getting ready to hit the road. let's take a look at saturday's forecast. doing last minute shopping. it will be in the mid-50s for the coast and the bay, 57 degrees. now, these are the high temperatures. it's going to be cold in the morning hours. upper 50s from the coast to the inland areas with breezy winds. good weekend to go ice skating in walnut creek downtown all day saturday, mid-50s at 4:00, then quickly cooling off. have on a nice, warm coat, a scarf and hat, too. this weekend, going to napa valley, sunny skies, breezy winds, temperatures upper 50s to low 60s. nice weekend for wine tasting. going to carmel valley, low 60s. also, a very pleasant weekend there. no issues about traveling around the bay area.
also, over toward yosemite, it is going to be clearing out after midweek snow. we are going to have those high temperatures in the mid to upper 30s and also staying clear for christmas as well. let me know what you are doing this weekend and you may see it featured here, coming up tomorrow morning at 6:38. i'll have a look at today's temperature trend in three minutes. >> sounds good. we look forward to it. 6:39 now. coming up next, firefighters gaining the upper hand on the massive wildfire. the help that could be on the way for the victims. after weeks of waiting, today is the day. congress will be yes or a no on tax cuts. when "today in the bay" continues.
good tuesday morning. it is 6:42. as you head out, check a live look outside palo alto. already busy. it's a cold start this morning. by 8:00, 41 degrees. seeing those mid-50s by late morning. clouds in the mix today, but warmer than normal. we are getting ready for cooler temperatures thanks to a cold front that is going to bring us rain. more on that coming up at 6:47. here is our view from chopper sky ranger heading toward the scene at the crash in berkeley. let's look at the map.
there's a crash that our sky ranger is heading over to the city streets for berkeley. we'll track the police activity on your commute. a deadly shooting in times square. new york police say it happened overnight in a sports bar. that victim, a 27-year-old man say this started with a dispute between the victim and another man. so far, no arrests made in the case. >> the fight continues to keep local schools from being shut down. they held a meeting and parents showed up in droves. they expect to close five schools because of lack of funding. the high cost of living in san jose makes lower attendance. a final decision is expected next month. a popular aquatic park remains closed after two swimmers were attacked by sea
lions. the area is off limits until thursday. some swimmers are not heeding that warning. last week, two swimmers were bitten by sea lions. over the weekend, park rangers spotted three young male sea lions. conditions are improving to give the firefighters a boost in cutting down the fire raging in southern california. they reached a milestone in fighting the thomas wildfire. it is 50% containment. full containment is two weeks away. it's burned over 2, 000 acres. that's 2,000 acres less than the largest wildfire in california history. new this morning, the bay area nurse that helped fire victims is being honored. we profiled her last month, a santa rosa nurse whose postwent viral. walmart is giving her $5,000 for
her disease. the company is going to donate $10,000 to her charity of choice. hear her reaction and see the surprise for wildfire victims coming up on the "today" show. that story airs at 8:30 a.m. meantime, on capitol hill, lawmakers may be poised to approve billions of dollars in relief. an $81 billion plan for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires. lawmakers need to approve it by the end of the week. that would bring the total amount of disaster relief to more than $130 billion. 6:45. new this morning, we have a sense of how californians feel about the republicans tax reform bill as it gets closer to the coming law. a study says 51% of voters oppose the tax bill, 30% support. most believe the cuts won't help them saying they feel only corp.
ragtss and the super rich will benefit. 17% think the bill will be good for california. 52% say it would be sad for the state. the president says the tax bill is not well understood. >> we presume he means by the general public, scott mcgrew. >> some senators, laura and marcus haven't read it. good morning. the poll numbers from california is what we are seeing nationally. a slight majority of americans are against the tax bill. a mar jorty of americans assume it will raise their taxes. the house is going to vote on the finalized tax bill at 11:00 our time. it should slide right through the house. then the senate picks it up. after that, either this afternoon or more likely tomorrow. the senate bill is going to be so much closer. in fact, vice president pence stayed in town in case he needs to break a tie. john mccain is not participating. he has gone home to arizona after being in the hospital. bob corker says he is worried about deficit, but he is going
to vote yes. you may have seen the controversy. he switched to a yes after a new rule in the tax bill benefited him financially. he didn't know it was in there because he didn't read the bill. susan collins of maine we'll watch her. she switched from no to yes after she got assurances congress will pass two bills she wants in the future to protect health care. >> we are going to keep an eye on it and certainly we are going tweet out about it on the 11:00 a.m. news as well. marcus and laura? >> thanks, scott. we want to check the forecast. you have things in the traffic department, too. >> first, another cold start but the rain is on the way. a beautiful sunrise. i wanted to show you this view as we get a live look outside in emeryville. as the sun comes up, a clear start. we'll start to see clouds moving in. check out the seven day forecast at the bottom of the screen.
we are talking about this commute in the east bay. it is going to be cold. mike has a heads up for you in a few minutes. as we look at the temperature trend for the rest of the morning, it is going to warm up quickly. by noon, it will feel much better. here is a look at the high temperatures today. oakland, 57 degrees. in napa, expect a high of 62. 62 in palo alto and livermore. san jose, 64 degrees. so, as you are looking out the window, you are standing in front of the closet, about to get dressed. a morning for the coat and hat, maybe gloves, too, with the temperatures dipping into the 30s. later on today, light long sleeves will keep you comfortable with the highs in the 50s and low 60s. we are tracking the next storm system moving in, producing a lot of rain for the pacific northwest. some of this will lose its punch. we are going to have a quick round of rain as we go through the time line by this evening. mostly cloudy skies for the bay area. then we start to see spotty,
light showers for the north bay. most of the rain gets going around midnight for the north bay, moving to san francisco and the east bay, shortly there after at 1:00 to 2:00 in the morning, then moving into the south baby 5:00 in the morning. all of this is out of here around sun rides tomorrow and it's going to be a cool and windy day as the skies clear. how much rain could we see? we are looking at most of the bay area getting a tenth inch of rain, maybe higher in a few spots. models are still going back and forth. it hasn't rained here since december 2nd. cooler temperatures as we officially begin winter on thursday. then christmas on monday. it's going to still be cool. this is about where we should be for this time of year. i think we have been spoiled with the temperatures in the 60s. we are supposed to be in the 50s, but those morning temperatures are really going to be much colder. we could have freeze zing in the valleys. mike is tracking that major injury crash in berkeley.
>> that's right. a pedestrian was hit and taken away from this scene at ashby near san pablo. taken away in critical condition. the person is receiving treatment. it is a major thoroughfare. around 66, 67. that's a critical spot for the morning commute as the commute builds through berkeley city streets. calm. the closure for a few blocks south of ashby. let's go to the map and get you located. sorry, this is waze. we should be going back to the map, if we can. it is off the east shore freeway at westbound 80. there we go. there is ashby avenue, san pablo and to the south of the intersection is the closure so a couple blocks. this might affect transit line 72. checking the crash scene. westbound 80 does slow because
of a slowdown and the volume on the east shore freeway. a lighter flow keeps things around 40 minutes. toll plaza, where an earlier disabled vehicle not causing much more of an issue. we get through the maze, no major concerns aside from the crash with the injuries. that's the biggest concern for the bpedestrians. the rest of the bay shows a mild build. over here, across the san mateo bridge, we look at the waze system. there we go. a slower drive from oakland toward south san francisco. it's better to take the purple route across the bridge because it is forming and continuing to build at the maze and through san francisco. that's slightly faster here. you can take another route as you wiggle around toward 280. that's more if you want to listen to that podcast for the morning. it does take ten minutes longer. we'll track berkeley and the rest of your commute. back to you. >> thank you, mike. next, a quick look at the
top stories here on "today in the bay," including the coverage of the deadly train derailment in washington state. the role speed played in the accident. there's a growing movement to rename embarcadero plaza in san francisco after the late mayor, ed lee. the board of supervisors just took the name of justin herman plaza off the. 2,000 people have already signed a petition. "the office" may be back. the show would be set in the same offices and would feature a mix of new and old cast members. however, it seems actor steve carell won't be returning. we are going to have more news after the break. stick around. before you head out the door,
here are the top stories on today in the bay-- we be welcome back. before you head out the door, here are the top stories here on "today in the bay." >> we begin with a look at dupont, washington where at least three people are dead after that amtrak train derailed. live look now. several cars landed on interstate 5 during yesterday's busy morning commute. we now know the train was going 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone when it derailed. 15 miles over that speed limit. 100 people were injured. the train was making its inaugural trip for the fast service between the seattle and
portland. investigators say no one was driving on interstate 5 that was killed, but they haven't specified who was killed on that train. coverage of the deadly train derailment continues on the "today" show with what investigators are learning about the train's final moments. a drugstore robbery suspect is in serious condition after an armed security guard shot him at a walgreens store in downtown san jose. police say that suspect tried to rob the store around 8:00 p.m. the security guard opened fire. the guard is cooperating with investigators and has not been charged. >> we have learned more about the driver who shot and killed himself during a traffic stop in richmond. it was a nine-year veteran of the san francisco police department. richmond officer was walking up to the car when the driver killed himself. late last night, police confirmed it was an off duty san francisco police officer who had been stopped in connection with
an ongoing investigation. his name has not been released. only on nbc bay area, an oakland company developing a breathalyzer to catch people driving or working under the influence of marijuana. it will become legal in california in less than two weeks. labs in oakland invented a breathalyzer that measures how much thc is in your breath. that is the active ingredient in marijuana. he came up with it working as an e.r. doctor. if it shows up in your breath, it means you smoked in the last couple hours. 6:57. walnut creek leaders will debate a plan to open a new homeless shelter. city planners signed off on the plan. it would allow a nonprofit to move into a strip mall for a year and a half during the rebuild of the normal
headquarters. some oppose that plan and filed an appeal. palo alto school leaders will launch a new effort to bridge the education gap for minority students. palo alto weekly says they will discuss what the district calls an equity plan. they suggest the number of african-american and latino students are high. the effort seeks to reverse recent trend that is have left students behind. a live look outside from san francisco this morning, transamerica building there as we are off to a cloudy and cold start as we get ready for rain to move into the area. kari has been talking about that all morning. >> it will be a mild day, upper 50s and low 60s for much of the bay area. as we head into tonight, we see the clouds moving in. it's going to be mostly clear starting out. as we go through the day, a mix of sun and clouds. as we talk about the arrival of
that rain, moving in around midnight for santa rosa and napa. san francisco at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. the south bay is clearing out by 7:00 a.m. then we'll have dry conditions as we go into the day tomorrow afternoon. winter begins on thursday. it is going to be cold, breezy and cool temperatures for the rest of the week. those morning hours, we'll have to watch for freezing temperatures especially in the valley. >> all right. >> mike has been keeping his eye on a crash investigation in berkeley. >> that's right, a pedestrian. someone outside a vehicle was hit here. you can see the berkeley police right now, with sky ranger over the scene, clearing. the upper right corner, you can see the city building will. a pedestrian was hit on the street. they had an investigation closing the area. we see here live, they are clearing san pablo south of ashby. big roadways but not a big commute. a lighter flow there. >> sounds good.
we'll be back with a local update in a half hour. >> don't forget to join us at 11:00 for the news. if you have outside work to do, get it done today. the rain moves in. ♪ ♪ good . good morning. breaking overnight. way too fast. officials confirm the amtrak train that derailed off an overpass south of seattle was going 80 miles an hour. nearly three times the speed limit. three people killed, dozens injured, and sharing their harrowing stories. >> squealing, rattling in the train. >> investigators now trying to determine why that train was going at such a high rate of speed. we're on the scene live. the eyes have it. all eyes on the hill as the house is expected to pass the republicans' controversial tax plan today. president trump on the brink of a major milestone. who wins?