Day around the bay: 77 mph wind knocks down trees, another large drilling rig and blows windows out of yet another skyscraper

  • One week the day after the wind knocked over a big tower on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, another semi-trailer was hit on the Bay Bridge and trucks are now not allowed on the bridge. Around 5:40 p.m., the Highway Patrol announced, “Lane 1 and 5 are temporarily open on I-80. [eastbound] on the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, west of Treasure Island. All [eastbound] lanes will be temporarily closed again when emergency vehicles arrive to lift the overturned truck. Expect delays!” [Chronicle]
  • And into another hurricane deja vueight days later A panel andHow blown up by 555 Californiathe same thing happened on tuesday afternoon with windows down the street at 50 California. California, Clay, Davis and Sacramento streets are currently closed. [KRON4]
  • 32-year-old bookstore in Financial District/South of Market Alexander Book Company has announced its final closure, however They no specific closing date has been announced. The store’s website says, “All books currently in the store will now receive a 25% discount.” [Alexander Book Co.]
  • Wind and rainstorms have left at least 80,000 households in the Bay Area without power. [SFGate]
  • The SFMTA is considering adding more meters to the currently uncounted areas in the northeast Mission area, with a public hearing on the matter Tuesday evening. [SFMTA]

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