Rains, wind impact Bay Area morning commute

Posted on December 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Heavy rains and wind caused a major systemwide delay on BART shut two of the transit system’s stations, flooded Interstate 280 on the Peninsula and forced the closure of the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Thursday morning, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

BART shut down its Montgomery Street Station in San Francisco about 7:20 a.m. because of a power outage that caused it to lose lighting on the platform level. Trains were running through the station without stopping. The transit agency also reduced acceleration rates for all trains departing stations due to the rain. The change, imposed to keep train wheels from slipping, caused major delays systemwide. For the full story, click here.

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