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minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike. >> live doppler 7 is still working, just sitting there watching the sky, clear and rain-free once again. you can see from sutro tower how nice of a morning it will be. it will be chilly. mid to upper 40s at 7:00. we'll lose the jacket quickly. look at those temperatures at lunch. 64 at the coast. near 70 for the rest of us. open the windows and enjoy mid 70s away from the coast. at 7:00, stars once again, 55 at the coast, low 60s for the rest of us. we'll talk about records to ar couple more days coming up. president trump is talking about the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on the global economy. this morning the president tweeted saying that the news is doing everything possible to make the coronavirus look as bad as possible including panicking markets if possible. he says likewise their incompetent do-nothing comrades
are all talk, no action. the usa is in great shape. the president went on to say he will talk more about the coronavirus at the white house later on today, at 6:00 p.m. eastern time, 3:00 p.m. our time. he says representatives from the cdc and others will be there. we'll have updates on this story throughout the day on abc7news.com. state of emergency. san francisco's mayor steps up the city's response to coronavirus. >> the move comes as concern of an outbreak in the u.s. grows. >> julian glover is live at city hall with what the declaration means for us. >> good morning. you heard it before, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. that's why san francisco is trying to get ahead of a potential outbreak of the virus declaring the state of emergency officially yesterday. so what does it mean and why are we doing it? mayor london breed says the emergency declaration will free up local and federal money to
prepare san francisco communities for a potential outbreak. this allows for better coordination between agencies across the city and this is something city leaders needs to happen now because of the amount of travel between san francisco and mainland china and as the virus spreads to other countries. you heard president trump mentioned that. planning, preparation and prevention are all key to staying ahead of this. >> there's pretty much planning happening nonstop. the department of public health is having a daily phone call with the region, with the state, with the feds. >> the sfusd also closely monitoring how a potential outbreak would affect schools. the district said they would close schools quickly to stop the spread of the virus. the message to parents right now is very clear, now is the time to come up with a plan on how you would manage a closure for your child.
right now city officials making it very clear the threat of the virus spreading to the public in san francisco is low. mayor london breed emphasizing at this point there's no plans by the city to urge public leaders to cancel public events in san francisco. reporting live in the city of san francisco, julian glover, abc7 news. >> thank you. in the east bay, a mom and her newborn were injured during an attack inside a fremont home and now the search is on for the attackers. it happened yesterday afternoon in a house on mission boulevard. three suspects broke into the home, a gunshot grazed the mom and she dropped her 2-week-old baby. the father, adam, says this was not a random attack. he wouldn't say how he knew the three suspects but he says it
was a private family dispute and they were after him. >> i'm happy i came out with my life. >> as dam sadam said he fired b a hundred gandgun and the suspe away. his wife and baby are okay. i'm following the latest on the 2020 election. seven democratic candidates went all out on the debate stage last night in south carolina. many of the attacks last night were aimed at senator bernie sanders, he is currently the front-runner with the most delegates. >> vladimir putin thinks donald trump should be president of the united states, and that's why russia is helping you get elected -- >> oh, mr. bloomberg. >> 150 people people have been killed since 2007 when bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability. >> i think i would make a better president than bernie. the reason for that is getting a progressive agenda enacted is going to be really hard, it's
going to take someone who digs into the details to make it happen. >> there was a lot at stake since this was the last debate before super tuesday. south carolina will hold its primary election this saturday, 14 stating including california will vote on super tuesday. abc7 news was at manny's in san francisco, kind of like a political hub in the city. people were packing the space watching the debate through the bar's windows, on the sidewalk. california's primary is next week. when asked by a show of hands, many voters in the room indicated they're still undecided. >> i was undecided actually coming in. i think i'm leaning towards one candidate today. but we'll see. it's still a week away. >> manny's will host another debate watch party on march 15th. our coverage of the debate continues at abc7news.com. you can find highlights and a fak check of the candidates
claims. a street in san francisco will be renamed after the city's late public defender jeff adachi. gilbert street will become jeff adachi way. he died from a heart event related to drug use last year. county supervisors decided to rename the street after him because he used toto t t h o justice. christians are observing ash wednesday today. ashes are marked in the shape of a cross on the forehead of believers which represents repentance and death. the lenten season lasts until april 12th. abc7 news spent a whole day on b.a.r.t. looking for the good and the bad. one issue we found, fare evaders. what the agency's police chief says he is doing to stop one of b.a.r.t.'s biggest problems. new at 6:00, starbucks goes plant-based. the new menu item they introduced while we were asleep. >> here's a look at a slight slippage in temperatures.
i've been working for bloomberg for 27 years. 25 years. almost 30 years. there's nobody that i respect more, and felt more respected by. mike believes excellence is not defined by gender. mike builds a culture that advances women. i was the first woman ever appointed to be council to the mayor. he expects excellence out of everyone, but he also provides the kind of support that allows you to be that person. mike called to tell me, you should be proud of what you've done and your name should be on that project. he has faith in you, he believes in you. it was about always showing up and doing your best. i always knew that he had my back. he was raised by an extraordinary woman, she supported him all along the way and that's very much a part of who he is. mike supports women, he promotes women, and he respects women.
48 in san jose, low 40s in the north bay. which means it will be nice to be outside. other than the fact that some of the plants are getting stress from the lack of water and a bit of pollen in the area. 41 this morning. 70 at noon. low to mid 70s. 70 to 74 from noon to 5:00. wall to wall sunshine along the east bay. 47 this morning. 57 at 9:00. 70 to 73 from noon to 5:00. even san francisco will be warmer than average. starting off in the 50s but ending up in the upper 60s. here's jobina. >> thank you, mike. 6:10 right now. following a crash, southbound 680 before monument boulevard. you can see the backup in the area. speeds are down to 12 miles per hour heading southbound on 680. moving over to eastbound 92, this is the san mateo bridge, giving you the thumbs up because
we had that multi car crash that wasn't causing a slowdown, but still blocking one lane. that has all been cleared. moving over now to san rafael, 101, live picture, things are looking smooth. abc revealing a new twist on the bachelor franchise. why they want to talk to parents or grandparents. and a live look outside. nice, beautiful shot of the c
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>> a day on b.a.r.t. starts now. >> i like the new train. >> looks way better than last year. >> have fun. >> it's reliable. >> i normally get to work about an hour and a half before everyone else for the ease of commuting. >> it's kind of a nightmare. >> people breaking in cars. >> homeless people, harassing people. >> fare evaders. >> walking out of b.a.r.t.'s coliseum t looks like we found a public restroom. >> oh. >> it's just giving me all the life i need. liz started off, hey, then oh. that's how it goes on b.a.r.t. sometimes. fare evasion has been named as one of the biggest problems that the transit agency wants to confront. here's how brazen fare jumpers can be. one man was going out of the swing gate at the 24th street mission station, and the transit
officer was there. the person told the station agent he didn't have a ticket and then out he goes. b.a.r.t.'s police chief stopped by abc7 news at 4:00 yesterday and said he needs more information as to why his officer did not intervene. he also said his team of inspectors are looking for people who ride but don't pay. >> so we use our fare inspectors for that. they're checking the fare from the riders in the early morning commute to help the issues generated in san francisco. >> he says he wants to assign officers permanently to trouble spots but that will require him hiring more officers. >> tell us what you see while you're on b.a.r.t. tell us your stories on twitter and facebook. if that man can't pay, then he certainly isn't going to pay that ticket, right? if that police officer gives him one. that the has been consistently the problem on b.a.r.t. people don't pay the tickets they're given. >> so why do it. >> so that's a good question.
let's go over to mike now with a look at our weather. >> wasn't the percentage like 15%? >> really small of people who pay the fines. >> all right. let's talk about the sunshine. everybody gets paid if you run on sun. today is your day. the warmth will linger today. sunglasses, you need it. you can see not a cloud in the sky. all-stars again tonight. no fog, nearly seasonal temperatures. a chance of showers is fading for sunday. here we go. upper 60s, half moon bay, richmond 68 to 69. 70 to 74 for most of the bayshore. mid to upper 70s for the inland neighborhoods. concord and santa rosa, your airport is setting record high temperatures today. notice the lack of fog. that's not the case on saturday. it's a strong sea breeze rolling in, bringing us fog in the morning and high clouds in the afternoon. here we are at noon, you can see the rain off the coast during the evening hours, snow developing in the sierra.
that's good news. the snow is looking more impressisierra,ut rain chances imesve vi us cncin now del tha it's shower down in the south bay sunday evening. so here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. look at tomorrow. we'll spike once again, more records fall, high clouds will take a few degrees off our highs for friday, still warm. the 50s and 60s for saturday and sunday with another warming trend next week. jobina? >> thank you, mike. good news for this crash i've been following on the concord pleasant hill line. two lanes were initially blocke but this has been cleared out of the way. this is southbound 680 before money m boulevard boulevard bo . we expect that to clear up soon. emeryville, a live look at 80. plenty of headlights making me
lights came on at 5:12. in san jose, 87, nicehe this mo. "good morning america" is coming up at 7:00 on abc7. >> ginger zee has a look at what's ahead. good morning. >> great to be with you both this morning. coming up on "gma," we'll track the latest on the coronavirus emergency. we heard that dire warning from the cdc about the spread in the u.s., saying it's just a matter of time before it affects communities everywhere. and also this morning you saw that raucous democratic debate, bernie sanders feeling the heat facing that barrage of attacks. our political team will break it down with three days until the next votes on saturday. the new images of harry back in the uk for the first time since the royal exit. what he's telling people to call him. an don't stop the party. pit bull is here live
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streak. a degree or two of cooling today, still 8 to 15 degrees above average with airports in santa rosa and concord likely record high setters today. >> thank you. disney has a new ceo. bob chapek is the company's new leader. prior to this chapek was leading the theme park division. bob iger announced yesterday he is stepping down after 15 years on the job. he will stay through next year as executive chairman. iger says he is embracing his new role with disney and sees the transition as a passing of the torch. >> i'm just as committed to the country with a different title and a different role. more than anything i'm committed to a successful succession process. >> it's an honor and those shoes are very, very big. i've had the opportunity to watch bob work his magic at disney for 15 years. i have plenty of awe. >> iger added he wants to focus on the creative side of the
business now that he's no longer in charge of daily operations and disney is the parent company of abc7 news. new at 6:00, starbucks is launching a plant-based breakfast sandwich. the beyond meat cheddar and egg sandwich is flavored with rosemary and other herbs and spices. it will be available in canada starting on march 3rd and then we'll get it at some point. >> why? why can't we get it now? >> i don't know why we can't get it down here at the corner. >> we don't need to test this. we like it. we already like it. now to a new twist to the bachelorment. >> there's a new spinoff for senior citizens looking for love. during monday night's episode of "the bachelor" -- what are they doing? >> let's move on. >> abc aired a casting call for people over the age of 65. the producers of "the bachelor" say they're looking for active and outgoing single men and women in their golden years for a new exciting dating show. we're waiting for more details
to this senior citizen spinoff. so, i guess bachelor nation will have to wait and seefriend, i'm this. >> i am, too. >> i think it might be better. because you still have the drama but you feel like they're more experienced. they know what they want. >> yeah. >> you know when you get to a certain age you don't care about what you say. it will be all real. >> i don't know if bob chapek is watching us but how about if it's called golden girlfriend? that's not bad. >> we'll see. >> okay. next at 6:30, you don't want to miss our one-on-one with oprah. we're talking to her about an east bay group helping to get more people out and about and enjoying nature. and the growing concern over the coronavirus. it is sending stock markets into a tail spin for the second day in a row. we're keeping a close eye on the situation. the man accused of hitting ad killing a 12
the suspect in a deadly hit and run crash in the east bay turns himself in but just hours later he's out on bail. the investigation as the community is left devastated. huge flames shut down a southern california freeway overnight. pg&e's ceo promising major changes to prevent devastating wildfires in liia plus we're going outdoors with
oprah. >> i literally just go out under the oaks, which i call the apostles, which form a grove, and then the redwoods in the front yard, and i find peace and sanity there. >> kumasi talks to oprah about her connection to nature and the east bay group that's inspiring people to get outside. i can't wait to share that story with you guys. it was a great hike. >> it's a good story. >> yes. >> good morning on this wednesday, february 26th. >> we're checking in with mike for a look at our forecast for the day. >> good morning, everybody. just a bit of fog around petaluma. visibility is three miles. it is clear, and with that offshore breeze developing, another warm day is on the way. look how clear it looks from our exploratorium camera. 43 to 49. by noon, no jacket. 64 at the coast.
63 this afternoon 75, a yesterd. 7:00, under the stars, 55 at the coast, following a crash in richmond involving one car, this is westbound 80 from central avenue. it's not clear how many lanes are blocked this car did hit a wall. the backup is around 20 miles per hour. moving over to the san mateo bridge, i have a look at your drive time from the toll plaza into foster city. it's going to take you about 32 minutes. then up on the golden gate bridge, things are nice and clear. reggie and kumasi? >> thank you. developing this morning, the driver accused of killing a 12-year-old girl in a crosswalk is out on bail. >> 24-year-old joshua byrne turned himself into yesterday morning but hours later he was released on bail.
amy hollyfield is live with the charges he is now facing. >> this is on crow canyon road where lana carlos was killed. var investigators say she was in the crosswalk with her sister when she was hit. the man accused of hitting her bailed out of jail last night. 24-year-old joshua byrne was booked yesterday for felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter after turning himself in. 12-year-old lana was walking home from school when she was hit monday afternoon. officers say byrne was turning left in his raised-up ford f150 and he maybe didn't see her. her family says she was a wonderful girl. >> she was very special. sweet, sweet, sweet little angel. she loved everybody. she touched everyone's life. she's very close to god, she carried her biblnd in her backpack.
we'll miss her. >> reporter: byrne lives in hayward, but he used to live in castro valley. they think he was working construction in the area. investigators do not know why he turned himself in, but they say they were closing in on him. the chp says they will be stepping up enforcement here on crow canyon road. reporting live in castro valley, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. san francisco police are making another public plea for witnesses in the victim of a racially charged attack to come forward. video of the confrontation stunned elected leaders and assaulted and bullied whil w nehborhood. t is unacceptable and it's not anything we want to see happen in the city no matter what their race is.
>> state senator scott weiner says the incident should be investigated as a hate crime. your voice your vote. there was a lot on the line during the democratic primary debates in charleston, south carolina. >> we are just three days until the south carolina primary, six days until super tuesday when california will award its delegates. abc news reporter serena marshall has the debate highlights. >> reporter: this debate was not like the others. each candidate coming out forcefully before the south carolina primary and super tuesday next week, but more than talking about policy, it seemed they were interested in talking over one another. >> i don't care how much money mayor bloomberg has. the core of the democratic party will never trust him. >> i have been training for this job since i stepped in the pile that was still smoldering on 9/11 and all of the sideshows that the senator wants to bring up have nothing to do with that.
>> reporter: senator bernie sanders currently leading in the delegate count taking the most heat throughout the night. >> i'm hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight. [ laughter ] >> reporter: forced to explain his recent praise for fidel castro, which brought some boos from the audience. >> what i said is what barack obama said in terms of cuba, that cuba made progress on education. yes, i think -- >> boo. >> really? >> reporter: former vice president joe biden trying to recapture his momentum coming out forceful and feisty. >> i intend to win south carolina. >> reporter: one team delighting in the chaos, the trump campaign calling the democratic party a hot mess. this was the last debate before super tuesday. that's when 30% of the delegates will be awarded. in washington, serena marshall, abc news. >> we have more on the debate at abc7news.com. you'll find highlights and a fact check of the candidates claims. at the live desk, i'm watching a fire at the largest
refinery on the west coast. a massive fire broke out at the marathon petroleum refinery in carson, south of l.a. as of 3:30 this morning, the l.a. county fire department said most of the fire had been put out and hazmat crews are monitoring the air quality there. there's currently no threat to the public. neighbors told our sister station, kabc, they heard a loud boom when the fire broke out around 11:00 last night. fire officials said the explosion happened in a cooling tower. interstate 405 is near the refinery, at one point it was closed in both directions. it's now back open. oprah goes outdoors. in my exclusive one-on-one interview, more on the group we hiked with that's encouraging everybody to get outside. taking a live look at the big board, it looks like we're up almost 200 points. another update on how the markets are doing next. >> first a check on the weather. mike, it's getting hot in here. so take off all my hoodies. >> yeah?
or we could have maintenance turn the air down. >> that's not a lyric. >> no, but i was being practical. >> i am getting so hot, i want to have my sweatshirt off. >> okay. those are about the only two lines i know to that song. thanks for that. >> you're welcome. >> low to mid 50s in san francisco. let's look at what's going on everywhere else. we have low 40s santa clara, palo alto, pleasanton. 39 in petaluma. rest of us in the mid to upper 40s. let's talk about your commute. everything is clear, other than that small touch of fog around petaluma. smooth sailing out on the bay. peninsula, 12 hours, look at this jump. 45 to 55 to 67. 70 to 73 degrees from noon to
6:00. for the east bay valleys, 44 at 7:00, 55 at 9:00. 66 at 11:00. 70 to 75 from noon to 5:00 or 6:00. all of us dropping into the 60s rapidly once the sun sets. even warmer tomorrow. that's coming up next. here is jobina. >> thank you, mike. following a sigalert in rio vista, an overturned big rig is blocking the eastbound lanes here. you can tell from the purple line where the problem spot is. eastbound 12 at summer set road. you can expect delays in the area. the chp is diverting traffic. moving over to richmond, a single car crash on westbound 80 before central avenue. this car hit a wall. it's not clear if it's blocking a lane but it's clauausing a slowdown. a live look at the bay bridge.
all right. let's look at the bus stop forecast. get the kids ready, mid to upper 40s this morning. 63 to 67 by 11:00 no jacket required this afternoon. 63 at the coast. low to mid 70s elsewhere. faster winds down across southern california, about 4.5 million people dealing with that through thursday. the temperature, 76 to 80 degrees. mid to upper 70s frommal central v from the central valley. it wil snow pack will get smaller as we have near record highs through friday, but a chance of snow on sunday. look at this. the stock market is already wild this morning. this is a live look. we are now up 333 points.
now, keep in mind, we were up yesterday morning when we started as well, not this high. and the dow ended up closing down more than 800 points yesterd yesterday. the day before it was a freefall of 1,000 points. it's a sea saw up and down for the last three days. this is happening because of the growing fears about the spread of the coronavirus. some u.s. cities are now taking action including san francisco which just declared a state of emergency. julian glover is live for us at city hall this morning. >> reporter: the message from the cdc is it's not if but when there will be an outbreak of the coronavirus in the u.s. that's why san francisco is trying to get ahead of a potential outbreak of the virus declaring the state of emergency signed by london breed yesterday. in a week the board of supervise hears to vote on it.
it will free up local and federal money to prepare san francisco communities for a potential outbreak. this allows for better coordination between agencies across the city and this is something city leaders needs to happen now because of the amount of travel between san francisco and mainland china and as the virus spreads to other countries. >> the sfusd also closely monitoring how a potential outbreak would affect schools. the district said they would close schools quickly to stop the spread of the virus. >> if there was a case of coronavirus, the department of health would notify us and we would enact a plan. >> for parents, plan now for child care if you or a caregiver gets sick, plan on how the family will manage a school closure if the virus spreads to the district and have a plan for how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself. planning, prevention and preparation are all key. the transmission rate, the possibility of it spreading in the city of san fracisco is low right now and also reminding everyone that there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in san francisco.
reporting in san francisco this morning, outside of city hall, julian glover, abc7 news. >> thank you. ceo says he's committed to turning the company around. bill johnson testified before state regulators yesterday at a bankruptcy hearing in san francisco. he said the company has three goals. no more disasters, no more catastrophes, no more fatalities. johnson became ceo ten months ago. he blamed the company's past management for the wildfires that killed nearly 140 people in recent years. pg&e is working towards exiting chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of june. this morning we're going outdoors with oprah. she was in oakland to hike with the group outdoor afro. i got to tag along.toou s onl on abc7 news. >> hi. >> welcome. welcome to>> so happy to be her.
>> watch your step. >> this is the moment rue mapp could only dream about seven years ago when her group, outdoor afro was just a blog. >> i love it. >> now here she is, welcoming oprah to a healing hike she's leading at joaquin miller park. >> we like to ground ourselves with outdoor afro but acknowledging what we love about nature. >> reporter: we went on a hike through the redwoods where after a moment she invited us to look up and look within. >> the redwoods remind me of two things, regeneration after being clear cut and connection. >> whenever anything is off or off balance in my life, like last week, we had a crazy week and i literally just go out under the oaks, which i call the aostles, which form a grove for me, and the redwoods in the front yard, and i find peace and sanity there. thank you for this opportunity. >> thank you.
>> after the hike, excitement. >> oh, my god, i cannot believe oprah just hiked with us. >> reporter: and for nicole piez, confirmation. >> well, personally i have some decisions in my life right now that i need to make. that moment when we stood and talked about the redwoods being connected, it kind of just happened right there. >> reporter: oprah had a good time, too. >> this was fun. >> reporter: this was so much fun. >> yeah. >> reporter: what made you want to come here to oakland? >> well, first of all, when i heard there was something called outdoor afro, and that outdoor afro is breaking the illusion that people of color don't enjoy the outdoors and experience healing and empowerment from it, that's right up my alley. >> the experience she what is the same experience we h
over the country. >> reporter: ru started outdoor afro for people who loved the outdoors and wanted to see themselves online and in persont we were outside, but we didn't see ourselves in those magazines. we saw -- we thought that, you know, we didn't have that connection. so outdoor afro disrupted that. >> reporter: now outdoor afro has grown from humble beginnings in oakland to 40,000 people in 30 states and ru hopes this is just the start. what difference do you hope having oprah here to shine a light on this will do? >> well, i think it has an opportunity to shine a light of hope, of connection in times when people may not feel as connected. you know, in times when cities don't feel like friendly places. we can shine a light on a beautiful park like joaquin miller park and let people know that nature is so close, it's right in your backyard.
>> you guys, oprah really had a good time on this hike. >> it looks like it. >> that middle section, we were looking up and doing that, that was supposed to be the end of it, oprah was like we're done? this is the end? they were like, no, we can keep going. we hiked some more. she was really enjoying being out there. she kept breaking away, was looking at the trees. it is a beautiful park. it gets you into that place. it's amazing. >> i love it. i love that it started in oakland. i did not know that. you heard of it in denver, it expanded across the country. >> it started as a blog in 2009. she talked about how being in nature helped her with personal things in her life. she said nature is healing. she wanted to share that with people and for people who may feel like i don't know where to start in nature. i don't know anyone in a new city. it gives them an opportunity. she says everyone is a beginner, you don't have to feel
intimidated about can i keep up with this? >> that's awesome. >> i need some trees in my life. >> and walk like oprah. >> hello. >> trees. disciples? >> apostles. >> the trees are my apostles. >> that's nice. good to knows there something for everybody. you just have to look. that's one of the benefits of social media. that's great. let's talk about what's going on. i'm not sure what they're doing. 6:50 this morning, maybe they're getting ready for this afternoon and the sunshine we'll have. it's a sleepy morning at pier 39. the sea lions still asleep. they have not clocked in for work yet. no movement going on there. that's just about an hour away. we'll wake them up and get them going for the tourists. total sunshine today, almost as warm as yesterday. the heat will peak tomorrow. look for more record high temperatures. lingering through friday and eradicated by a sea breeze and clouds this weekend. 10 to 20 degrees cooler this weekend. high pressure will be split
apart by this weak cold front. it's compressing. it's flattening the high pressure, which means we're losing a couple degrees in the atmosphere today but still well above average with 68 at half moon bay. san francisco and richmond, 69. 70 to 74 for the rest of the bayshore. mid to upper 70s inland. concord and santa rosa our best chances for record highs today. temperatures tonight, under a fog-free sky for the most part. could be a little bit in the north bay like this morning. low to upper 40s. our best chance of wet weather was this computer model, it's keeping the area of wet weather off the coast more, but it is bringing a better chance of snow to the sierra. we have a slight chance of a rogue shower sunday afternoon with a snow level at 4,000 feet. otherwise it looks bone dry all seven days with temperatures only in the 50s and 60s this weekend. more warmth coming next week. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike. a couple things to mention. we just saw a tweet from b.a.r.t. san francisco stalgs stations running ten minutes behind
schedule for trains heading in the east bay direction because of issues in the transbay tube. we have a sigalert right now we're following in rio vista, an overturned big rig blocking the eastbound lanes. moving over to richmond, a crash on westbound 80 before central avenue a car spun out, hit a wall there. speeds down to 20 miles per hour as you approach the site. moving over now, drive times are looking good except highway 85 to the san jose airport, a slowdown tha
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