SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — It was an unexpectedly busy Sunday for tree removal crews across the Bay Area.
In San Francisco, high winds knocked down a lot of branches and uprooted some smaller trees. There were no reported injuries from the downed foliage but KPIX was aware of at least three cars that were damaged.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: High Winds Topple Trees, Scaffolding in San Francisco
At around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, witnesses heard loud cracking sounds before large tree limbs fell onto Persia Avenue, near London Street in the Excelsior District. Parts of the branches landed on a parked sedan. San Francisco police shut down one block of Persia Avenue fearing other branches could fall and cause injuries.
In the Fillmore District, a large limb fell and damaged a Muni power line near the intersection of McAllister and Fillmore streets. It blocked McAllister and forced Muni to reroute buses.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: More Than 147,000 Affected by Widespread Bay Area Outages
One block over, on Steiner Street, a couple surveyed the damage to their SUV.
“The whole top is all crushed in,” said Jarred Wilson, as he pointed to the roof. “It’s a great family car. So it’ll be tough.”
He and his wife said they’ll be OK since they have insurance.MORE NEWS: Flooding Closes Stretch of Highway 1 in Pacifica
Many of the reports sent to San Francisco 311 were about downed limbs. Fortunately, the ground is dry making it less likely winds will uproot larger trees.