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First Bay Area rain this fall could uproot trees, down power lines

First Bay Area rain this fall could uproot trees, down power lines The first consequential dousing of rain in about seven months is on course to hit the Bay Area Thursday evening and is expected to slicken roadways during Friday morning’s commute and possibly flood low-lying coastal areas through the weekend, officials said. The downpour — the brunt of which in San Francisco is expected during Friday morning’s commute — will free oils and dirt that have been caked on Bay Area’s roads for months, causing “very difficult” driving conditions on the slippery asphalt.
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