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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. now at 11:00, take a look at this. a routine trip to the grocery store turned into a disaster. tonight, this van is still stuck in this sinkhole. >> but first, here it comes. live doppler 7 is tracking the powerful storm that will make a mess of the morning commute. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. tomorrow's storm will touch all corners of bay area. let's get to live doppler 7. >> right now we're in a break but it's not going to last very long. seeing just a few spotty, light showers. i'm going to take you into where those are coming in. basically over the north bay around street level radar, healdsburg, windsor, geyserville. we do have a flood warning that has been extended until 2:00
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tomorrow morning. also a flood warning until 8:30 a.m. for central sonoma county. pretty obvious as to why. we have a powerful storm that is bringing in moisture all the way back towards the hawaiian islands. this is going to be moving in tomorrow, and it's not in a hurry to leave. it will leave behind some damage. it's a three on our storm impact scale. highest impact, santa cruz mountains. flooding is likely. take a look at some of the biggest concerns. very high likelihood of river and creek flooding, especially in the north bay and the santa cruz mountains. also mudslides and hydroplaning. we're expecting the river and creek flooding across the bay area. potential is there for trees to topple and power outages to occur. a number of watches and warnings have been posted. i'll have all of those plus the hour by hour look at when the worst part of the storm is going to hit. dan? >> thanks very much. a van stuck in a sinkhole. tonight, this blue van remains wedged in what remains of a
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santa cruz county mountain road that suddenly collapsed. the driver never saw it. >> let's shower where this happened. it is unincorporated santa cruz county on skyland road near stetson road. >> reporter: dan, ama, we understand the driver is okay, but what a heart-stopping moment that must have been to suddenly realize the road in front of you is gone. the scene is almost surreal. a bright blue van wedged end to end in a sinkhole. the situation on skyland road too precarious for a tow truck to do its job, so the van is stuck. >> i saw the screech marks, the skid marks. they saw it but just couldn't stop. >> i might have gone into that ditch too, you know. it was foggy, hard to see. it's flat. you know, how would you know? >> reporter: it could have easily been dana scobee in that hole. she had driven the same stretch about an hour before. she took these photos after the sun came up. neighbors believe the driver is
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okay. their main concern now is getting around. >> it's going to be a while before we get to use this road to go to town. so hopefully the only other road out of here stays open. >> reporter: all anyone can do is hope. most santa cruz mountain roads are at risk because of all the rain. highway 17 is certainly not immune. northbound lanes are still closed because of this second mudslide near vinehill road. traffic is forced to inch by one lane in each direction. but no matter how bad it gets, locals say they love living here. >> it's a little bit of heaven on earth despite what you see there. >> reporter: as you can see behind us, crews are working through the night on highway 17 to clear that mudslide out of the northbound lanes. but caltrans tells us tonight the soonest things could get back to normal would be monday. in the santa cruz mountains, katie marzullo. talk about the right place at the right time. tonight two good samaritans are credited with saving a driver
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from this. an upside down car in a creek filled with rain water. abc7 news reporter katie utehs explains how they stepped into action. >> we heard the skidding but i could hear the impact against these rocks down here. >> reporter: cell phone video shows the crash scene dan rich discovered near his ranch yesterday afternoon. >> the car flipped upside down. the young man was trapped, couldn't get out, and the car filled up with water. >> reporter: neighbor clayton wedeman jumped into the creek with dan along highland road near collier canyon road. >> underwater we could hear him hitting the window but he couldn't break it. >> reporter: dan sprang into action again, grabbing a pick ax from his truck and used it to smash the rear side window. >> clayton went underwater, dove underwater and went through the car because we didn't know if there was anyone else. >> reporter: the only person inside, a 20-year-old driver who suffered minor injuries. chp said he drove too fast for >> he got very lucky.
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when he overturned and he landed in the creek, it can end up a lot worse than what happened. >> reporter: dan and clayton pulled the man out before chp and firefighters arrived. >> that took a lot of you know what to get that done. >> reporter: courage, perhaps heroics. >> heroes, i mean anybody would have jumped down in the water, i think, to help somebody out obviously. >> reporter: a modest rescuer with miraculous timing. happening now, westbound 580 in livermore has fully reopened after a giant pothole formed early this morning and caused traffic problems the entire day. crews pulled away from the scene just a few minutes ago. the pothole was eight feet long. cal tran crews spent the entire day repairing it and thankfully the road will be back to normal for the morning commute. a los gatos family found themselves stuck in the mud with no phone service and pleaded for help on social media.
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>> unbelievable. this is so unbelievable. >> a mudslide knocked a house off its foundation yesterday. the ray family's main concern, a pregnant woman who was inside. she wasn't hurt, though. there's no phone service in the remote area, so they got help by using facebook live. all the mud wiped out much of their five-acre property. >> a house, a shed, an entire play area with play structures and stuff for children. a truck, two cars, a camper. >> that family is staying with relatives tonight. dozens of bay area schools are closed tomorrow, mostly in santa cruz county and marin because of the incoming storm. we have a complete list on the abc7 news app. just download it for free and be sure to enable push alerts to get breaking news updates on the storm. new at 11:00, a college basketball player from san jose is accused of raping a minor. 22-year-old blair mendy is facing charges of rape, sexual
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misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. he graduated from bellerman college prep in san jose and is now attending stony brook university in new york. police say the victim is not a student at the school. also new at 11:00, police in three different bay area cities are working together tonight to find out who's behind a rash of car smash-and-grabs. they're happening in danville, black hawk, and san ramon, and the break ins all in one thing in common. abc7 news reporter lilian kim in live in san ramon with the story. >> reporter: dan, this 24-hour fitness parking lot has been home to auto burglaries in the past but never 15 in one night. this is a busy parking lot. people constantly going in and out of the 24-hour fitness in san ramon. but on monday night, a thief or thieves managed to break the windows of at least 15 cars and steal the personal items inside. people who use the lot regularly hear about the occasional auto break-in but never so many in one evening. >> that's crazy.
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i mean generally i find this place pretty safe. i come here all the time, and i never have any problems. >> reporter: earlier that night, there were six auto burglaries at black hawk plaza, while in danville, at least two at the rose garden shopping center. investigators from all three jurisdictions believe the break ins are connected and only vehicles with items in plain view were targeted. the thieves sorted out what they wanted to deep and dumped the rest at a different low kagscation. >> we found bags, clothing. it appear what they ended up taking was mainly electronics. i think some sports equipment, that type of stuff. >> reporter: investigators are working on a few leads. they're reviewing video from security cameras. people we talked to meanwhile are now thinking twice about what they leave behind in their cars. >> i just leave it wherever. yeah, i feel like it. so -- >> do you feel like you need to change your habit? >> based on what i heard today, i think i should. >> reporter: simple changes in one's routine that police say can make all the difference. in the tri-valley, lilian kim, abc7 news.
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drivers with a need for speed, watch out. new cameras could soon be clocking just how fast you're going. and the bay area home that was destroyed by a mudslide is now turning into a neighborhood attraction. tonight, it's also a nightmare for the people who live right next door. and live doppler 7 tracking the storm that will make a mess of the morning commute. first, here's a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live after abc7 news at 11:00. >> here's what's happening on tv tonight. >> does it bother people that you've trimmed down, that you've lost weight? do people go, oh, hey -- >> oh, there's a lot of male models
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you already see them at some intersections to catch red light runners. now cameras might be used to snag speeders. an effort is under way to make automated speed cameras legal in california. the program would launch in san jose and san francisco. a ticket would cost $100. with all the money going back to the camera program. some 140 cities currently have those cameras. developing news. look at snow coming down in cleveland tonight. this is the same storm, by the way, that hit us so hard on monday, and it's expected to push east and drop as much as a
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foot of snow on new york city tomorrow. crews there spent the day getting salt trucks ready to go as people enjoyed a sunny day with temperatures above 60 degrees. but it's going to change big time in the big apple. because of that storm, airlines have already canceled more than 2,800 flights nationwide tomorrow. at least 30 of those flights are at sfo. breaking news now, 80 westbound just west of the nevada state line is currently closed because of a mudslide. take a look at these pictures that were posted by the chp on facebook. it's not clear if the drivers of these cars were hurt. look at that. the road, though, won't reopen until the mudslide is clear. tonight we have a follow-up to the north bay home that was destroyed after a mudslide crashed right into it. >> it's going. >> abc7 news reporter rain friedman joins us live from san rafael with worry and anxiety that this natural disaster is
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now causing for neighbors of that destroyed home. wayne. >> reporter: more than that, that's the house behind me or what remains of the house and still a dynamic scene. if you look over here, you'll see there is still water and soil seeping from that hillside down below. that's the physical damage. now the collateral damage. juan alvarez, a man patiently trying to resolve a cascading landslide of problems. this is the man who owns the house next door to the house that made national news yesterday for all the wrong reasons. a mudslide o mountain view avenue in san rafael that destroyed the one home in the middle and put red tags on those of his neighbors, compounding juan's problems, this house also served as his wife's place of business. she ran a daycare center here. >> we had a lot of problems because insurance doesn't pay fort damage. >> reporter: the house has been a morbid neighborhood attraction
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since the landslide took it yesterday. today, an expert looked around on soil engineering. what happened, a matter of ground so saturated on such a steep slope that it began sliding. often the critical moment arrives with no symptoms. >> if the slope is a soil slope and it sort of gradually moves, you would be able to see some settlement, some cracks in the pavement and flat work around the house. so that is when you would be able to see that there is a problem. >> reporter: for juan and his family tonight, the most immediate problem will be finding a place to sleep until they move back, if they move back. >> where will you sleep tonight? >> hotel. i rent hotel. >> and tomorrow? >> tomorrow, i didn't know. >> reporter: that from the owners of the home next to the house that made all the headlines. in san rafael, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> announcer: now an accuweather alert from abc7 news. get ready for a powerful storm. it is going to be a level three, category three for tomorrow.
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live doppler 7 right now showing you just some light spotty showers in the north bay. this is not the actual storm itself. it's still off the coastline. street level radar here, annapolis road, sea ranch area, we are seeing some wet roadways right now. that's where really the showers have been tonight. winds are beginning to pick up out of the south. gusting to 29 at sfo. they're only going to get stronger, which is why a wind advisory is going up just a few hours away in the north bay, beginning at 2:00 a.m. and beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the east bay and the santa cruz mountains. gusts 50 to 60 miles an hour over the hills. potential is there for downed trees and power lines. don't be surprised if that wind wakes you up in the middle of the night. you can see the shaky view here from our tower camera. temperatures right now, really warm. i mean these are the kinds of numbers you would expect to see in the afternoon in the spring. 64 in san jose. 63 in san francisco right now. a live look from our emeryville camera. that south wind is responsible for the balmy conditions you're looking at right now.
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low to mid-60ss, santa rosa to concord. explore tore yum camera, the crow clouds are beginning to gather. scattered showers friday and a break is coming this weekend. i know many of you have been asking for a break on social media. hang in there. category three, level three storm. it's a strong storm for tomorrow on our storm impact scale. highest impact will be in the north bay and santa cruz mountains. expect a drenching with gusty winds and the flooding is going to be likely. we do have a flash flood watch begins late tonight and runs until friday morning. rock and mudslides are possible. debris flows, especially in burn areas. rapid rises on streams and rivers. i do want to warn you no matter how shallow the water might look, do not try to cross the water. obviously turn around, don't drown is what the national weather service has been telling people, and it's still, despite that, has been happening. so just watch out tomorrow. it's going to be one of those situations. coastal flood warnings, 7:00
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a.m. tomorrow until noon. low-lying areas may flood, especially with that high tide coming in at the golden gate. here's the thing you need to know to plan your day. hour by hour forecast, 7:00 a.m. in the north bay, you're getting those downpours, the oranges and yellow indicating that heavy rain. it shifts into the east baby 8:00 a.m., into san francisco, and the peninsula is getting wet. at 8:00 a.m. when you're taking those kids tole skoo, it's going to be coming down hard, and the commute is going to be longer than what you're used to. 10:00 a.m. looking rough across the central bay and the north bay. then as we head into 11:00 a.m., the san mateo coast getting hammered. this continues at noontime, so you will need all your rain gear. 3:00 p.m., don't be surprised if you get soaked and it's really hard obviously to walk around when it's raining and windy like that. so if you can stay home, good idea. north bay, the rain eases up by 5:00 p.m., still looking at some heavy rain in the santa cruz mountains and parts of the east bay as we head into the latter part of tomorrow night, scattered showers, lighter in intensity. then as we head into friday
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morning, just scattered light showers will become moderate in pockets in the afternoon. showers continue into the late afternoon and early evening before this winds down. this storm has the pineapple express so it is going to dump two to four inches in the north bay, the rest of you less than that. but this is going to mean some problems, especially in those areas with several inches of rain on top of saturated ground, so be careful. winter storm warning, 6:00 tomorrow night. gusty winds. 18 to 24 inches above 6,000. not a good idea to even try to travel there. temperatures in the 50s tomorrow morning. wet, windy, and warm. tomorrow afternoon, you're looking at 60s, and it is going to be a rainy, windy day. accuweather seven-day forecast, a three on our storm impact scale. strong storm tomorrow. scattered showers. dry weekend into next week. wednesday, we bring a chance of rain. it's a one. you can always download the abc7 news app to track these storms.
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