Wind Advisory Remains for LG Mountains

Storm knocks out power, gusts across Bay Area roads.

A had yet to let up early Saturday morning, affecting Bay Area roads and knocking out power.

A wind advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Los Gatos, in San Francisco and mountain areas in the North Bay and East Bay, according to the National Weather Service.

According to weather officials, the strongest winds were expected overnight. Gusts as high as 50 mph are expected through the morning.

Strong winds are expected to subside later today.

Officials warn that strong winds can make driving difficult.

On the Bay Bridge the California Highway Patrol issued a strong wind advisory just after midnight.

Windy conditions have also led to many Bay Area power outages, according to PG&E officials.

In the immediate Bay Area power has been restored to thousands over the past few days, with only 60 customers in the South Bay and East Bay in the dark Friday night, utility officials said.

Strong winds that arrived Wednesday have knocked out power to 559,200 Northern and Central California customers altogether.

Crews have restored power to 528,700 customers, leaving 30,500 customers out of power. Remaining outages are primarily in Santa Cruz and Tuolumne counties, officials said.

—By Bay City News Service


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