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more heavy rain moving into the bay area this morning. mary lee will let us know when the relentless downpours will finally stop. former attorney heads back to capitol hill as we learn about a potential new investigation sparked by his previous testimony. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, march 6. it is 6 am. i am michelle griego. >> i am kenny choi. we have another soggy morning as we take a live look at the embarcadero in san francisco. you can see the wet roadways. it will be another rough morning for commuters. this is a look at conventions earlier on 280 heading into san francisco. you can see there is standing water on the roadways and the interstate. >> thankfully, we should not htstto our l with this. south, mostly in southern kern county and southern santa barbara county.
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a plane was struck by lightning and forced to return to lax. >> we are dealing with heavy downpours right now. >> a lot of people are stopping me and asking when it is over. they are done with the rain. as we head through the end of the week, we have dryer and sunnier weather. it is a wet start to the day today with high def doppler lit up once again and tracking heavy downpours across the bay area because of a cold front moving through the region. for the north bay, san rafael, you can see the yellow and orange colors indicating heavier rain stretching from east bay from san leandro we have a wet start to the day for you. the tri-valley, right over livermore, san n thutbay we hav modera rainfall ght ov san jose across campbell and saratoga, including sunnyvale. your storm watch scale for today's storm, rain impact at 5,
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wind 4 and flooding 3. the rivers will stay below flood stage but the biggest impact will be this morning's commute with the rain and the wind. breezy to windy conditions. wind advisory in effect until 4 pm for all the bay area hills. as the cold front moves across the bay area this morning, behind it we are looking at scattered showers likely this afternoon and this evening. we are not done yet with the wet weather. we will time it out for you on futurecast and take you hour by hour, tracking the rain and wind coming up. the south bay is getting drenched right now and you said there was flooding. >> that will affect her drive working your way out of the south bay. we have slowing go conditions on 101 at a morgan hill and oua. r sp thro e. ee to ab60 mph on the nor side of 101 right
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around the 286/80 connector. traffic is already busy there, just earlier than expected. guadalupe parkway we have delays , as well. south of there for the super commuters coming out of gilroy, you have a a lot of break lights. you have a lot of company working your way from sam martin into morgan hill this morning. we are monitoring other trouble spots, westbound 580 at lakeshore, that crash is completely cleared out of lanes. we have a better situation with a lot of green on the sensors. it doesn't seem like too many delays working your way from 580 from 582 the oakland area. there is a crash blocking the center lane, you can see it on one of the live shots, all the flashing lights. it is a busy ride, 30 to 35 minutes westbound 80 working your way toward the maze. as we continue storm watch, caltrans is keeping an eye on a
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cliffside on highway 1. we go to kpix 5 reporter jackie ward for more. >> reporter: highway 1 can get narrow in some parts but the problem caltrans is looking at will take more than just sand bags to fix. let's show you the cliffside they are focusing on. it is about three quarters of a mile south of devil slide tunnel. it has been disappearing putting the edge only 3 feet away from the solid white lane marker. it is scary. it has formed a 20 foot drop and exposed the softer below
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the asphalt. the dirt below the asphalt is crumbling and cracking. there is also a crack at least 10 feet long that has recently developed. it depends on how the earth shifts and went according to caltrans. >> we are in a very difficult situation. we are looking at a location and trying to determine what mother nature will do next and what cards are on the table. >> reporter: there are two possible options to fix this problem. the short term fix would be to interlock giant pieces of metal to possibly short the cliff, at least temporarily. they could shoot concrete onto the side and wait for drier weather the other is a long- term fix and that is to wait out the storms and repair later in the year. caltrans says that is not ideal. they would rather work on this sooner rather than later. another potential early dangerous situation is in big sur. the mudslide there is prone to the area. in the meantime, all along highway 1 and are very short dry morning, we saw these
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many mudslides with all sorts of debris on the roads in certain areas. it is something you want to watch and give yourself extra time or at the very least, take it slow out there. in pacifica, jackie ward, kpix 5 news. here is a live look a capital hill this morning where is scheduled to give more testimony to the house intelligence committee in about a half hour. today's closed door hearing follows last week's explosive public hearing where he accused his former boss of breaking the law during the presidential campaign and after taking office. michael cohen is set to begin a three-year prison sentence in may after pleading guilty to lying to congress and other charges. michael cohen's testimony appears to have sparked a new
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investigation into the he accused the president of inflating the value of his assets to get better insurance rates and loans from banks. regulators have reportedly supported we didn't members of the trump administration. federal authorities say they will conduct a civil rights review of the police shooting of stephon clark. >> after the state attorney general declined to file charges against the officers involved and it shows no signs of slowing down. >> what we were talking about yesterday has heated up even further. it is not over. things escalated this time at the sacramento city council meeting. the meeting lasted more than three hours. it was all public comment. some of it was public outrage. one man had to be pulled down off of the podium after cursing out the mayor. there was plenty of profanity in that meeting. people outside banged on windows and some inside pull down curtains. you can see them there. emotions got so high the council had to take a break before allowing a few more people to speak and then calling it a night. >> we will send in recess for a few minutes. we will come back if it calms
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down. >> reporter: it did come down a little bit but not for long. those folks set up to let city leaders know how upset they are. not just with the fatal shooting of stephon clark but the way the police handled the protest after the shooting was ruled justified. >> you cannot allow one group of people to be harmed and allow that to stand. how can you not care about people? i don't understand it. >> reporter: 84 people were arrested in that protest. in addition to the heated city council meeting, activists made their presence felt at the police department headquarters, as well by occupying the parking lot. the sacramento police chief did address the council last night himself about the actions of his officers, saying body cameras will paint a clearer picture but there is no word at this point on how long it will take for that to be released. i am at the live news desk with rather disturbing news out of north korea. they have been putting toge ros
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they had begun dismantling last year as part of some early negotiations when it comes to nuclear disarmament. this is after their recent summit in vietnam with president trump and kim jong il ended with no agreement. the new information comes from south korea's intelligence agency. they say their satellite images are showing the long-range missile site being reactivated as we speak. there is no word yet on u. s. diplomats as far as what we will do about that. it is 6:09 am. one bay area city is issuing a health alert after discovering a confirmed case of the measles. a big celebration is planned today with work under way on a major project to reduce gridlock in san francisco. we have a cold front pushing across the bay area, bringing the rain and the wind.
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we will time out the rest of the day and what you can expect coming up. it is a busy ride this morning. we have flooding in the south bay. details are coming up. we now know exercise during pregnancy is not only safe, but beneficial to mother and baby. exercise can reduce stress and weight gain and lower the risk of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. the goal is 20 to 30 minutes at moderate or low intensity five times a week. before starting any new exercise routine, talk to your brought doctor.
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good wednesday morning to you. we are tracking heavy downpours pushing across a bay area with a cold front moving across the region. you can see heavy rain down through san rafael about to move into mill valley this morning. we have been getting flood reports. this is just one of them. we have flooding on 101 north at the lucky drive offering. we will talk about what you can expect through the rest of today, timing out the rain and wind on futurecast coming up. raider nation could remain in oakland for another season if the team can score a deal with the city. today the coliseum authority will discuss extending the lease. it is happening in a closed session meeting this morning. the raiders wanted a new home before making their move to las vegas.
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oakland mayor libby schaaf told us the city of oakland's december lawsuit against the nfl and the raiders allowing the move still stands. >> the city is done sub satiety with this team. we have to make a profit if they will stay. that is true for the county. >> the mayor said any deal must be written in favorable terms for the city. >> we have learned a case of the measles has been reported in san francisco. it is the city's first case of the disease since 2013. the cdc recently reported on a small measels outbreak on the peninsula and was limited almost exclusively to families who declined vaccinating their children. in san francisco today, get ready to go down geary faster. the groundbreaking ceremony will be under way with mayor london breed downtown. the 38 geary bus line is a most
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trafficked in the u. s. west of the mississippi. when completed, the newly improved routes will shave several minutes off the commute time. new video of a tesla speeding on a los angeles freeway while the driver sleeps behind the wheel. >> i think this guy is passed out in his tesla. >> cell phone video shows the same pastel driver on the freeway again on monday. the driver was likely using the car's auto driver feature. the company said it is only to be used when the driver is alert and has both hands on the wheel. >> if that is how you are ist isnot a driving to work good idea. we he a lot of rain and the all.
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south bay. we have more flooding there. mary lee will have more on that. let's get you updated on the crashes we are falling. westbound 80 at gilman. that accident was in the center lane. they managed to get it over to the left lane but that is still blocked with all this wet weather. it is a very busy ride from highway 4 to the maze , it is a 42 minute drive just to where you pickup the macarthur maze. traffic is very slow at seven miles per hour in some spots. this is one of our live shots. we can see flashing lights. we still have activity out there. it will be out there some time. pack your patience. we have a reports of a broken down vehicle near treasure island on the upper deck. that may be slowing things down. the metering lights were turned on pretty early this morning, before 5 am, sparking a backup orking your way out of the
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880 past the coliseum looking okay. traffic is starting to load up just a little bit. we have a couple accidents along i-80, northbound at davis, two wright lanes are blocked. another one southbound 880 near a street. if you're trying to get to the san mateo bridge, it is slow connecting over and busy across the span towards the peninsula. it is wet and windy to start the day. i wish i could tell you something different. you can see high def doppler lit up once again this morning tracking heavy downpours across the north bay over san rafael, it is boring for you this morning. down through mill valley, light rain for berkeley, emeryville, oakland and alameda. across the rest oft to the day livermore, san ramon, down through fremont. we have moderate to heavy
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rainfall. across the south bay, light to moderate rain over san jose, sunnyvale, cupertino, saratoga as a wet start to your wednesday. low to mid 50s right now. the ocean beach camera is wet. we are tracking the winds. looking at 14 mile-per-hour winds in san jose, 18 in half moon bay, 17 at sfo. oakland is one of the windier spots out of the south- southeast with 70 mile-per-hour winds ken berkley and 12 mile- per-hour winds we are tracking. a wind advisory is in effect until 4 pm for all the bay area hills. gusts up to 45 with the highest peaks seeing 60 mile-per-hour winds as a cold front pushes across the region. heavy rain this morning with showers in the afternoon and this evening. onrs is a low pressure system dropping a cold front our way, bringing the rain and wind.
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the atmospheric river are still to our south. central and southern california are dealing with the heaviest rain with the atmospheric river. list time it out for you on futurecast. here we are at noon. we have scattered showers lighting up the radar screen. that continues through the evening. this is 7 pm. we have a few showers tomorrow morning and a few showers tomorrow in the afternoon. we are drier tomorrow, possibly a little more sunshine. futurecast wind gust, the strongest gusts this morning with breezy conditions this afternoon and winds easing by tonight. sunrise is 6:34 am. sunset 6:48 pm. daytime lows are below average in the mid to upper 50s to low 60s. oakland, fremont, mountain view 60, 62 in san jose, upper 60s for santa rosa and napa. here is your 7-day forecast. a wet and windy start to the day, turning to scattered showers this afternoon and this evening. a few showers on thursday. we have dryer weather friday and most of saturday with the system moving in late saturday into sunday. we are taking a live look at a school bus crash. this is in indiana.
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this is dearborn county. it looks like the school bus just rammed into the back of a garbage truck. we are hearing multiple injuries have occurred. we don't know if those injured are students but parents of people who may have been on the bus are being told to meet at a nearby hospital. this is in dearborn county, indiana. you are looking at live pictures of a crash. it looks really nasty with significant damage done to the front of that bus. we will continue to keep an eye on that. back to you. the warriors and
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were the favorites to reach the nba finals. boston has been the biggest disappointment in the league until last night in oakland. kd was not smiling when this was over. the former don't with the celtics having a 17 point lead. he drills the three with one second left. boston shot 63% in the first half and laid 73-48. the third quarter wasn't any better. lookout wide open jayson tatum is. there is the easy don't. he gets it to 17 but durrant commits one of 20 warriors turnovers. 30 off the bench, the celtics won 128-95. that is a worst home loss for golden state since november 2009.
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>> it looked to me like we were jogging up the floor. you can't play basketball jogging. you have to sprint. your cuts have to be hard. you have to be going all out and we did not go all out. it was embarrassing. >> it was the worst loss of his career at home as coach of the warriors. the pac 12 announced its awards for in women's basketball. >> christine is the best player to ever put on a cal basketball uniform. >> she was named the second player in program history to earn all conference honors four straight years. the end of college basketball regular season means seniors are playing their final home gains. north carolina central head coach's son was not happy to hear his favorite player, larry mcknight jr., was done playing for his dad's team. ♪ ♪
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>> the cute part of the story is he thought he was going to be able to be teammates with mcknight when he got older. it is such a joy seeing basketball players spend their entire four year career in college. that is the latest in sports. i will see you tonight. the famed california racetrack taking drastic steps after the deaths of more than 20 horses. what may have caused the unsafe conditions. this never-ending winter has eight net a lot of peoples' happiness but it is also eating away at the coastline along the highway on pacific coast
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highway. we will take you to a dangerous spot next. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is 6:26 am. we will be right back.
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live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. we just can't get a break from the rain. mary lee is tracking the latest storm causing headaches for bay area commuters. a bay area man admits to a shocking case of animal cruelty that generated widespread outrage in the community. it is wednesday, march 6. i am kenny choi. >> i am michelle griego. it is 6:30 am. i will grab some water. we want to take a live look outside where there is a lot of water. you can see some the ponding along the streets in san francisco. where it is really causing
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problems is out on the freeways with a lot of people having trouble getting to work or the kids to school. this wet weather is delaying repairs on the richmond san rafael bridge. last month, huge chunks of concrete came crashing down onto vehicles. repairs will pick up when the rain finally clears out. >> to our south, powerful thunderstorms are causing problems in areas scorched by recent wildfires. people have in order to evacuate in santa barbara. it has been a little over year since devastating mudslides in sin santa barbara and ventura counties happen. >> that is why they are dealing with the wild weather, the thunderstorms and heavy rain because they have the atmospheric river. in the bay area, we have wet weather, but nothing like last week and nothing like central and southern california are
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currently dealing with. we have areas of heavy rain pushing across the bay area this morning. a lot of people are saying not again with the wet weather. we will see drier weather mag by the end of the week. we have that to look forward to. it is pouring right now over san rafael with light rain in walnut creek and over the tri- valley, livermore, pleasanton and dublin have light to moderate rain pushing across the tri-valley. milpitas, saratoga, willow glen, you have a wet start to the day. we have heavy rain in spots with breezy to windy conditions. the cold front is kicking up the winds and bringing up the heavy rain in some spots. we have a wind advisory until 4 pm for all the bay area hills. gusts to 45 but at the highest ridges and peaks could see 60 mile-per-hour winds. we are not done just yet with the wet weather. we will time it out for you on futurecast and take you hour by hour coming up.
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let's look at traffic. it is a mess out there. >> we have a lot of bumper-to- bumper traffic in areas where people typically commute. we have extra busy conditions with a lot of spinoffs. be careful on the on and off for . we have a wind advisory for the richmond-san rafael bridge with extra busy conditions near the toll plaza. westbound 37, we have stop and go conditions right around sears point. there is flooding southbound 121 right there. lanes are restricted, mostly on the southbound side of traffic. a lot of people are trying to use the area and a little emergency presences on scene. salon 11 and we have a crash over to the right shoulder. if you are headed west of there, this accident at gilman is still stuck at the exit near berkeley. we have delays as far back as
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hercules. give yourself about 42 minutes to make that track. a lot of flooding reported at 101 and vermont in san francisco, 101 north at silver, 101 connecting to the central freeway. take it easy as you hit the roadways. michele? >> a lot of bay area rows have taken a beating during all the rain. a second of section of cliffside along highway 1 is quickly disappearing. kpix 5 reporter jackie ward has more live. >> reporter: we were here in pacifica because we did drive further south to montara but it was too dangerous for us to pull over and establish a live shot. we saw the sandbags lined up for the cliffside is crumbling. it is a situation that might make your stomach drop if you look beyond the sandbags.
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we are talking about the area three quarters of a mile south of devil slide tunnel. all winter long, that stretch of cliffside has been rapidly fading, putting the edge only 3 feet away from the solid white lane marker. the erosion has formed a 20 foot drop and exposed the softer below the asphalt. the asphalt is buckling and cracking because of it. a crack at least 10 feet long has recently developed. caltrans is trying to figure out the best way to that area safe. >> whenever you have that, it is a big operation. if you can get people down there and get it all done at once, it is really much better. it is better than closing the roadway for months off and on, trying to get a quick fix in
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and coming back later and doing it again. >> reporter: here are more details about possible solutions. the short term fix would be to intellect i am pieces of metal and possibly shore up the clip temporarily or even shoot concrete onto the side and wait for drier weather mag. the other option is a long-term fix. that would be to wait out the storms and repair it later in the year. caltrans says they would rather not do that and do it now. another potentially dangerous situation on highway 1 thanks to rain is in big sur. the highway there is shut down because of the storm. that is an area also prone to mudslides. caltrans says they will revisit the site tomorrow to see if they can reopen it back up to traffic. people who live around the cliffside in montara say they are really nervous about it completely wiping out in crumbling, given the story that happened just a few weeks ago when one woman died from a mudslide. in pacifica, jackie ward, kpix 5. new developments out of southern california. horseracing is now suspended indefinitely at the santa anita racetrack after 21 horses have now died. the latest fatality happened yesterday. the white horse you see here, let's light the way, had to be euthanized following a bone injury.
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that is a 21st horse to have died at the racetrack in the past two months. the owner of the horse says it is not clear who or what is responsible. >> we just need to get all the facts out there and go from there. i really can't blame anybody. i just can't. it wouldn't be fair for me to do that. >> this morning, the decision to change out the soil on the tracking code 2014 for better drainage is being looked at as a possible contributing factor to all the injuries. a former tiburon man who shot and killed a fun and go foraging in his yard has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and other charges. mark dickinson shot the animals in september 2017, sparkingto. an apology letter said he was trying to protect his property and later realize it was a wrong choice. his plea deal requires he served 30 days of home detention and be required to give up his guns r three
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years. hundreds of workers in san mateo county will hit the picket lines to wrap up a two- day strike. the employees are with the county's human services agency. they include licensed therapist who work with people battling addiction as well as benefits analysts who help people fight for health coverage. workers say they want the same benefits as other county employees, like retiree healthcare and telecommuting. the county says it wants to give workers a fair wage but one that is scfially sponsible. this is new video just in of michael cohen arriving for his fourth day of testimony on capitol hill this morning. he will be speaking in front of the house intelligence committee. this is a closed door hearing. of course, this comes as democrats are pursuing a flurry of investigations into president trump's white house, his business and his presidential campaign. that testimony just began about 10 minutes ago.
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michael cohen is of course, president trump's former personal attorney who has turned on his former boss. another bay area school is considering changing its name because of a problematic pass. san francisco's only remaining handmade fortune cookie company may have to close up shop but moving to another location is not an option.
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a san jose school that was named after a former racist state leader may have a name change. san jose unified school district staff is asking for suggestions to rename peter burnett middle school, he was california's first governor. an arts and social study teachers post about his history supporting racism. >> he was a hurricane lee. he was a racist guy. he didn't want to have black people in the area. he did what he could to native americans and destroyed their homes and livelihoods. he tried to do them off, as well. >> the district is taking suggestions until march he tried to do emll. >> the district is taking suggestions until march 11. a district spokesperson has yet to return a call about the story. the job growth rate in the private sector and one of tesla's biggest shareholders
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has surprising news about elon musk. >> jason brooks is with us. >> the head of global equities for uk investment house, billy gifford said there would not be a problem if elon musk would not be in charge of tesla and would be fined with a different role with the company. he faces a march deadline where he has to convince why he should not be held in contempt of a previous court order and settlement regarding tweets about the company. must has to get preapproval for company tweets but did not do that when he tweeted about tesla's capabilities and he is once again in trouble with the c. tesla stock mong slightly higher this morn it looseit lost about 15%.
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the dow jones nearly 183,000 in february. the market is flat right now with the dow jones moving higher by three points, the nasdaq down by six and the s&p down by three points. it is oldest hamate fortune cookie shop in san francisco. >> the owners are upset high costs may force them out of business. >> they opened it in 1962. rent was about $900. three years ago it was $1400. now it is four times that, nearly $6000 a month. the city's $15 an hour minimum wage and the rising price of ingredients or squeezing the company. >> we don't know what to do. with my next lease, i don't know how much they will run it up. i feel like it is my b can. >> moving locations is not an option because the old machinery is built into the place. union riders, you could see changes to the seats on the
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trains after many riders said they were tired of their feet dangling about the floor. it is seen as a potential safety hazard because people cannot plant their feet to stop during sudden stops. they will vote on lowering the seeds in may. >> that is my problem in every seat i said in. >> it is like a little kid. >> everyone out there could use mass transit today. >> it is a great option. they are all on time. we are looking at capital cord or delays out of oakland. we have all this wet weather this morning. it is a soggy commute. a lot of it has been concentrated to the east bay and san francisco. north 101 at vermont, north 101 at silver and north 101 at 101 as you connect to the central freeway there is flooding. south 101 octavia we have flooding there in lanes. it is
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a busy ride heading in and out of san francisco. south 101 as you work your way out of the city near 17th street we have extra value with volume. it looks like the camera is loading. traffic is slow going through there. an earlier crash a gilman is in the clearing stages. it is been cleared out of the left lanes but we have slow drive times. we have busy conditions coming away from highway 4. a crash on westbound 24 backing things up. the left lane is blocked with a lot of activity on scene with slow speeds, 16 miles per hour westbound 24. looking at traffic 238
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connecting on two 580, you have slow and go conditions because we had a problem on 880. it made this whole area back up this morning trying to get on to 880 from 238 northbound at davis street. they are clearing a crash out of the two right lanes but that is backed up into hayward. traffic is slow and go working your way through. this accident is in the clearing stages. it will slow you down going on to the san mateo bridge. drive times are about 25 minutes to work your way westbound from 880 going on to the san mateo bridge. drive times are about 25 minutes to work your way westbound from 882 101. once you get on 101 through the peninsula, it is business as usual. the peninsula to 280 that parallels 101, we have the report of a rollover accident with serious injuries. be careful as you hit the roadways. it is really wet out there. >> here we go again with wet and windy conditions to start off the day. i just checked. the good news in all drought free. you can see the rain lighting up the radar screen because of a cold front pushing across the region. you can see the heavy rain stretching from napa as well as
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san rafael, larkspur and across the golden gate into san francisco. the rain continuing to push into daly city and the east bay from concord, venetia as well as alamo, walnut creek, the tri- valley right over livermore, dublin, pleasanton and altamonte . right over 580 you can see the wet start to the day. for the south bay, looking at light to moderate rain over cupertino, sarah tiga and cupertino this morning. we have cloudy skies with temperatures in the low to mid 50s as we kick off wednesday. we are tracking the wind. it is 40 mile-per-hour in san jose, 18 in half moon bay, 17 at sfo. oakland is one of the windier spots seen gusts up to 20 miles per hour. 14 mile-per-hour winds in
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antioch. a wind advisory is in effect until 4 pm for all the bay area hills. gusts up to 45 with the highest peaks and ridges up to 65 mile- per-hour winds. we have heavy downpours in spots as we start of the day with a cold front moving across the bay area. behind the front, scattered showers are likely this afternoon and this evening. we will see a few showers tomorrow. satellite and radar shows you the low pressure system dropping the cold front our way, bringing the rain and the wind, the atmospheric river still to the south for central and southern california dealing with the heaviest rain. as we go through the day, stopping the clock at noon, we have scattered showers lighting up the radar screen. we have scattered showers at 7
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pm still. we are not done yet with the wet weather. a few showers tomorrow morning, as well as tomorrow afternoon. we could see a little bit of sunshine tomorrow. that would be great to see. futurecast shows some of the windy start to the day, still breezy by this afternoon with winds back easing by tonight. daytime highs are below average for this time of year. in the south bay, 60, morgan hill at 61, also sunnyvale. 60 in walnut creek as well as concord, fairfield, berkeley upper 50s, about 60 for alameda, oakland and san leandro. upper 50s for petaluma and santa rosa. here is your 7-day forecast. a wet and windy starts into drier weather for the end of the week. a quick moving system comes in late saturday into sunday. long range weather models keep us dry next week with more sunshine. there is a press conference going on right now with lawyers and the families of another one of r. kelly's alleged victims. r. kelly is the defamed r&b star who has been accused of multiple inappropriate relationships with underaged girls that went back a few
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decades. he faced charges and was acquitted. now he is facing more charges, basically having sex with underage girls and in some cases, holding them against their will. you are looking at some of the footage that will play right after our broadcast right here on "cbs this morning". gayle king got an exclusive interview with the singer. he got very upset with the allegations. this has been exploding since a new documentary came out a few weeks ago that has stirred up this controversy. back to you. a big celebration is planned today with work under way on a major project to reduce gridlock in san francisco. it is yet another unsettled stormy morning in pacifica. caltrans is keeping an eye on highway 1 and the parts of it that is crumbling.
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welcome back.
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it is time for your final five. president personal attorney michael cohen is testifying on capitol hill following his testimony last week where he accused his former boss of breaking the law during the presidential campaign and after taking office. michael cohen is set to begin a three-year prison sentence in may after pleading guilty to lying to congress and other charges. federal authorities say they will conduct a civil rights review of the police shooting of stephon clark after the state attorney general declined to file charges against the officers involved. in san francisco, get ready to go down gary faster. the geary rapid project groundbreaking ceremony will be under way with mayor london breed at 12:30 pm at the japan town peace plaza.
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in southern california, horseracing is suspended indefinitely at the santa anita racetrack after 21 horses have now died. authorities are investigating at this will may be a factor. lightning bolts lit up the sky in ventura county last night. this video was taken in simi valley. the national weather service reported almost 1500 pulses of lightning strikes. i am jackie ward in pacifica where just down the coast from us is a nerve- racking situation that will take a lot more than sand bags to fix. we are talking about the areas near cliffside in montara, about 3 miles south of the devil slide tunnel. that is where caltrans is watching this morning. all winter long they have seen that stretch disappear, putting the edge only 3 feet away from a solid white lane marker now. all of this erosion has formed a 20 foot drop and expose the soft dirt below the asphalt. that asphalt is now buckling and cracking as a result. there is a crack at least 10
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feet long that is developing. caltrans says a lot of this is out of their control because it all depends on how the earth shifts and when. there are two possible options to fix his problem. what is a short-term fix that would interlocked giant pieces of metal to possibly shore up the clip temporarily. the other option is a long-term fix. they would have to wait out the storms and repair that later in the year. that is not ideal, they say. another potential dangerous situation is in big sur. the roadway is shut down because of this. caltrans says they will revisit the site tomorrow to see if it is safe to reopen it back up. in the meantime, you are told in pacifica, jackie ward, kpix 5. it has been tough on the roadways all morning long. we have wet weather out there this morning. it is a soggy commute. westbound 24 just past the caldecott tunnel, that lena still shut down. there is a lot of backup, use an alternate if you can. you might want to try bart. they are on-time this morning.
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we have slowing go conditions from the maze. a high wind advisory on the san mateo bridge. be advised working your way out of hayward into the peninsula. 880 southbound has 46 delays front serian down to 37. there is a trouble spot northbound at davis and another one near eighth street both stuck in lanes. we are tracking the rain and wind on high def doppler. we have heavy downpours in spots. it is a wet and windy start. we have scattered showers likely this afternoon and this evening behind the cold front currently pushing across the bay area right now. we have a few showers on thursday. daytime highs are in the mid to upper 50s to low 60s today. again, we have off and on showers today with a few showers on thursday. we are drier friday and saturday . a quick moving system comes in late saturday evening into sunday. the longer-range weather models keep us dry her next week with more sunshine. >> i hope you're forecast is correct. >> we trust you.
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