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morn singo crews can resume their search for a young woman's body. >> the 18-year-old lost control near palomares road and went into the creek saturday. she crossed into oncoming traffic, clipped a car and ended up in the creek. they found a piece of the car but that's not. t it'll be closed at 10:00 and into the afternoon. a tree crushed six cars in lafayette. it just missed crashing into the restaurant on lafayette circle. some of the damaged cars belong to people there. for a martinez at the time, she described what she heard. >> it sounded like thunder. but it was lightning. like an earthquake. thank god no one was hurt. >> you can see how close the
tree came to the window of the dining room. that downed tree kept workers and their power tools busy in buerkeley. it fell at pine and webster. blocked a lane but nobody was hurt. lanes in the great highway in san francisco is closed from lincoln way to skyline boulevard. drivers need an alternative route if heading south. no word on when it'll reopen. bridgeway is reopened after a mud slide shut down southbound lanes between nevada and spring streets. trees and debris fell on the road last night, forcing the road closure. crews worked through the night to clean up the mess. you can go through now, but you'll need to slow down. there are barriers around as a precaution. it is down to one lane. the old santa cruz highway is off limits for you. you can see a piece of hillside gave way and brought down mud
and trees near edwards road. debris enough to block both lanes there. the public department works lists 12 roads closed in the county. the lexington reservoir was nearly overflowing from all the water. officials said there were reduced chance of flooding down creek. people marvelled at the amount of water over the spillway. >> to see the power of mother nature. my brother-in-law came earlier, saying it was incredible to see. >> lexington is primarily a water supply reservoir, not designed for flood protection. water came over the spillway earlier this month, as well. before that, it happened five years ago. oakland firefighters shared this photo of a mini van stalled in the water near the bay bridge. they had to swim to rescue the people inside. the vehicle was on the frontage road that runs next to the
bridge there. the water swamped it when the high tide came in. abc 7 saw hail in the east bay and took this video. you can see the ice bouncing off the roof. we want to see how you're dealing with the weather where you are. use the hashtag abc 7 now and you could see it on air or on abc7.com. we have live doppler 7 on the app. useful out there. enable push alerts to get weather advisories on your phone or tablet. 4:33. we should learn the sentence pg and e will face for the convictions connected to the pipeline explosion. the sentence could include having a court-appointed monitor oversee the gas system. in august, a federal jury found the utility guilty on six felony criminal violations of u.s. pipeline safety rules. the 2010 blast killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. today's sentencing is scheduled for 2:30 in san francisco.
the widow of the orlando nightclub shooter is seeking approval for her counsel. pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges last week. prosecutors say she helped her husband, omar martin, plan the attack that left 39 dead. swat team killed martin. she's been held in jail. her hearing is set for next week. on his fourth day in office, president trump is expected to have his first meeting with capitol hill leaders sometime tonight. the president spoke over the phone with benjamin netanyahu. he told netanyahu of his commitment to israeli security and invited the prime minister to washington early next month. trump will meet with mexican president on january 31 bill scott will be san
francisco's new police chief. he was a deputy chief of the los angeles department. he was appointed last month by mayor lee. he's the third outside hire for chief in the department's 167-year history. one of scott's duties will be implementing reform recommended made by the department of justice. he says one of the biggest challenges will be earning officers' trust. bart trying to figure out how a han eman ended up on its s in downtown san francisco. he was conscious when reached yesterday afternoon. he'd rolled into a gap on the track right underneath the platform. that saved him from being hit by the trains coming in. paramedics took him to the hospital. they do not suspect foul play at this point. there was a 20-minute delay in service while firefighters pulled him to safety. united airlines domestic tlie flights ron the move after stuck on the ground 3 1/2 hours after on the ground 3 1/2 hours after a
the stop wasn't limited until 6:00 p.m. it affected united's ability to get critical information to pilots. fees would be waived for passengers switching flights. >> announcer: now, your accuweather forecast with >> we're going to go in closer around i-80, up towards hercules, wet pavement for you. just off the southern marine county coast, about to hit san francisco in the next 15, 20 minutes. rain/snow mix gilroy, holster. a flash flood watch throughout the evening for the bay area. around southeastern sonoma county, a flood warning through the evening hours, as well as around holster.
remember, pacheco creek is near flood stage. we have a lot of runoff from the recent rain. we'll have breaks in the overcast but that could prime the atmosphere for a thunderstorm. it is not out of the question either. look at fremont, san whojose, throughout the morning hours in the east bay throughout the afternoon, we have showers in the forecast. we have sunshine on the way tomorrow and into wednesday. that will be pretty nice. good morning, alexis. >> good morning. so far, we're doing all right for the morning commute. not seeing a ton of slow spots but we're seeing the rain on live doppler 7. let's get you to the central valley. that's another spot we're seeing showers. along the 580 and 205 corridor. 32 when you get closer to altamont pass. we had potholes reported. cal trans knows about it.
the golden gate bridge, zipper trucks aren't out there yet. give you more room on the southbound side. we'll look at mass transit around 4:50. let's talk about highway 32. all lanes are underwater and that means trouble for some people. >> the closure is expanding and the road could be closed for days. amy hollyfield joins us live. good morning. >> the chp has some good news about this closure. some of the water has been cleared. you can now get to marine county on highway 37. there is still a closure but they moved it. used to be at lakeville road. now, it is atherton avenue. the section between highway 101 and atherton avenue is still underwater. it is so saturated around here. the rain hitting the soil, may as well be hitting there's nowhere for it to go.
residents tell us they're trying to make the best of it. >> it is amazing. we need it. you know, maybe it is inconvenient for a couple of days, but it's okay. overall, i think it is a good thing. >> cal trans tried to pump the water out. the problem was, it was spilling back in from swollen navado creek. it was a losing battle. the chp estimates this area will be closed for days. they say into the week is how they phrased it. they say they will continue to monitor it. reporting live in sonoma county, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a truck is caught in a flash flood in southern california. what happened when a helicopter rescue was determined not to be an option. if you were near the march for women's rights over the weekend, you saw signs. why one group doesn't want you to throw those away. who, what and when? new questions from washington
did you know that people born from 1945 through 1965 have the highest rates of hepatitis c, but most don't know they're infected? people can live for decades without symptoms, but over time hepatitis c can cause serious health problems. if you were born during these years, the cdc now recommends that you get a blood test for hepatitis c. so talk to your doctor and find out if you have hepatitis c. it could save your life. know more. oops . we are not the only ones dealing with widespread flooding. this is the intense situation in so cal. a swift water rescue.
two people inside of a pickup got stuck in the flooded creek near the grapevine yesterday. rescuers could not use a helicopter because the weather was too bad. they used the orange raft you see there. the man and woman up side the wickup cli pickup climbed out of the passenger side of the window. got out of the wipickup and int the raft. no one was hurt. a massive oak tree is blamed for killing a woman when it crashed into an apartment building. it crushed the woman while she slept in her bed. winds were at 50 miles per hour. r heavy rain made the roots unstable. crews used a chain saw and crane to get it off the victim. at least 28 tornadoes have been reported since saturday. storms are responsible for at least 19 deaths.
abc 7 has more. >> reporter: severe weather slamming the south. this morning, the storms hitting floch florida, downing trees and knocking out power. in georgia, debris everywhere after a tornado strike. the remains of what were once family homes. at least seven people killed in this small town alone. abc 7 arivife ine arriving ther >> this is one of the hardest hit areas in southern georgia. behind me, we have these giant trees toppled over. this is the only spot we were able to set up our camera because there is still a search and rescue effort underway in this area. >> reporter: this video in louisiana near the texas border showing homes ripped apart. a tornado tore through here, packing 135 mile an hour winds. >> this is our driveway right here. >> reporter: on the west coast, growing concerns about mud slides in southern california. this wall of water rushing down a hillside and filling the street.
>> in all the years i've been here, this is way worse than anything i've seen. >> reporter: flash flood near the cahome pulled to safety in a raft. waves in monterey bay breaking apart this historic ship. this is what the u.s.s. palo alto used to look like. built in world war i. the stern was separated from the rest of the ship. abc news, new york. yahoo! was under investigation for whether breaches should have been disclosed sooner. the scc is looking into hacks from 2013 and 2014. in 2013, the private information of more than 1 billion yahoo! users was compromised. in 2014, at least 500 million were hacked.
yahoo! has yet to explain why it took them so long to disclose the breaches publicly. foxconn technology may partner with apple to build a display panel manufacturing factory in the u.s. the venture could create up to 50,000 jobs. spokesperson for foxconn says the u.s. is the world's second largest tv market but has no display factories. cost is estimated at $7 billion. foxconn and apple are acquainted. foxconn makes most of apple's iphones at the chinese facilities. according to our media partner, the bay area newsgroup, members want for the council meetings. meetings capped at midnight will be postponed to the next day. the start time wants to be started at 6:00 instead of 7:00. it is loud there. >> yes. the rain is not over.
>> almost over. we are really turning a corner on our wet weather. that's good news. live doppler 7, you see scattered, light rain showers off the coast. up i-80 around vallejo, crockett. as we go closer, highway 4, wet weather around franklin canyon road. we will be looking at this to be hit or miss throughout the morning and afternoon hours. also around 680. we get a little sunshine today, it could prime the atmosphere for a possible thunderstorm. you see wet weather about to move into san francisco. southern marine county. a mix around hamilton. holster, wet weather. further south, we're looking at the flash flood warning. flash flood watch in the pbay area throughout the evening. ponding on the roadways and the creeks are already at capacity, as well as the river. up in the north bay, southeastern sonoma county, a flood warning on through the
morning hours. as i talked about earlier, here around holster. it is a one on the storm impact scale. hit or miss showers with breezy winds if you get caught up in one of the thunderstorms. 44 in mount view. alameda, 47. chillier today, for sure. the accuweather seven-day forecast, scattered showers today. sunshine tomorrow. cloudy skies late wednesday. a possible sprinkle. otherwise, we are heading in the right direction with dry and warmer weather headed our way. good morning, alexis. >> love seeing all those in the forecast there. looking at the roads, we have wet pavement. overall, no major issues on the roads. looking fine as you cross the bay bridge and head to san francisco. quick check of pass transit. no delays but i want to pass along a note from capital corridor. winter storm warning for the sierra did expire at 4:00 this morning. that means connecting bus service is cancelled due to the treacherous conditions.
truckee, colfax, reno and sparks. sacramento and auburn will happen. normal service tomorrow. chains are required. minor issue in the south bay. we'll look at that next. hundreds of thousands of people carried signs at women marches across america on saturday. now, museums want to give some of the signs a home. the smithsonian's american history museum tweeted it is collecting signs from the largest inaugural protest ever. new york magazine reports other museums and libraries across the u.s. are doing the same. so are some overseas. the oakland museum of california tweeted, thanking people who left signs at its community wall. if you like beer, you may have this popular california brew in your fridge right now. the issue with the glass you'll want to know about. it is the end of the road for the highway bump that tells you when you were drifting out of a lane. just look at this. a woman trapped in her burning
car. a police officer goes above and beyond to rescue her. that is all ahead. first, this morning's tech bites. >> samsung reveals more details about what caused the galaxy note 7 smartphones to explode. >> the tech giant blaming battery manufacturing and design flaws for the fiasco. samsung was forced to recall the phones and stop production over the problem. dubai has a fire fighting system for the waterfront that combines a jet ski and jet pack. >> the civil defense director says it'll cut response time. no need for a fire truck or a hydrant. just drop the hose and go. they do things bigger in dubai, they do things bigger in dubai, do
>> announcer: abc 7 storm impact scale. today's storm is level one. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safety. track today's storm any time on the abc 7 news app. download it now. >> 4:53. welcome back. a woman from spokane is alive thanks to the bravery and quick thinking of a police officer. >> we gotcha! wat >> watch this. this is the officer's body cam. caught it all. he smashed the window with the baton and is trying to reach kim novak and pull her from her burning car. this started on friday when novak wanted ice cream. she went out but her car stalled and caught fire after she hit a
puddle of slush. none of the doors would unlock. that's when she called 911. >> i honestly believe that i may not make it out of there. i thought i was going to die there. so panic was definitely setting in. i was doing everything i had within my power. i mean, i tried all the doors and tried to open them myself. kicking as hard as could. >> her car engulfed eand comply destroyed. he's not hurt. authorities don't know what caused the fire. she is grateful. they reunited the following day. he brought her some ice cream that she set out to get initially on friday. santa clara university will receive the largest donation in its history from one of its graduates. real estate magnet will give the school $100 million. he graduated in 1960. it is the second largest gift to a roman catholic university. santa clara will use it to build
a state of the art science facility for stem education. you may not feel the bumps that make your car thump. the dots will be eliminated along state highways. they reminded drivers they're leaving the lane for more than 50 years. with the driverless cars, they've reached their end. california is one of the last states for using them. they were developed in a sacramento lab. we have a few showers around the bay area. that'll be the rule today. the heaviest rain, the strong cold fronts are over with, but still showers, pesky showers. live doppler 7 as we take you up towards highway 4. going towards cordelia, showers. fair field, as well. otherwise, hitting the golden gate bridge, into san francisco. it remains wet near mount
hamilton and hollister where there is a flood warning. be careful. we'll atalk in detail about the rest of the week. >> looking at the traffic maps here, heading to the south bay, we do have a new crash reported right around the 280-880 connector. sounds like one lane is blocked. not seeing major delays at this hour. we're in the green. i'll keep an eye on that one. 680 through walnut creek, couple drops on the lens. you want to drive for conditions. slowest spot out of the central valley, closer look at that at 5:00. >> thanks so much, alexis. sierra nevada is issuing a recall. eight brews bottled in north carolina may contain shards of glass. these are the ones being recalled. california is not impacted.
sierra nevada wants to get the word out. superstars are going beyond touchdowns and three pointers to inspire a young fan diagnosed with cancer. aiden attended a football camp hosted by derek carr. the raiders quarterback heard about the diagnosis and sent aidai aiden a personalized message to stay strong. he met steph curry during a make the wish trip. curry wore a special bracelet on his wrist. >> when you're having him wear the bracelet, it is pretty cool that he does that. >> it is overwhelming. i mean, it's just -- it brings a lot of joy to me because to see someone doing that for my son, taking the time out of their day to do that, i think it is prettily incredible. >> his mom says the event was priceless for her son. >> wow. flooded roads and cars covered in it with aer. the latest storm is winding down
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