Surprise Windstorm Takes Out Trees In East Bay

View Comments
A 60 foot tree fell on Bruce Johnson's car during a wind storm that struck the East Bay on January 20, 2011. (CBS)

A 60 foot tree fell on Bruce Johnson’s car during a wind storm that struck the East Bay on January 20, 2011. (CBS)

MargieShafer20100909_KCBS_0346r Margie Shafer
Clues to Margie's future profession, came early.  Somewhere in her...
Read More

BERKELEY (KCBS) — Heavy winds have brought down tree branches and caused power outages in parts of the East Bay Thursday morning, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour reported.

The high wind advisory in the area was expected to end at 10 a.m.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

”Oh I think it’s great,” said one Berkeley man. “I love it! That’s what people call me sometimes is ‘The Wind,’ because I ride my bike out in it, I just love it.”

The wind brought down a large tree on westbound 580 near Fruitvale in Oakland during the morning commute, blocking two lanes of traffic for more than an hour and a half. 

No one was hurt.

At the peak of the storm 900 PG&E customers were without power.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,849 other followers