If you were caught in traffic after one of several accidents, drove through a puddle you swore wasn’t there a few short minutes before or watched a drought-ravaged tree come down in your backyard you’re aware of the storm we’re seeing in the 24/680 Sunday.
California Highway Patrol, local police and firefighters were busy responding to multiple accidents and spinouts reported along Highway 24, the most serious of which appeared to have occurred on westbound 24 near Acalanes.
Traffic in the westbound direction was stopped for several minutes after the 8:52 a.m. crash, in which a “black car” spun out and impacted with a tree – causing major damage to the car and briefly trapping its driver.
“The black car that was on the side of the freeway was unrecognizable,” wrote NEWS24/680 reader Amanda Ferguson, known for her car-spotting abilities. Another reader, Shelly Hamalian, forwarded a photo of the crash scene.
Accidents were also reported on eastbound Highway 24 at Wilder, southbound Interstate 680 at Crow Canyon southbound I-680 under the N. Main Street offramp.
Spotty flooding and periodic power outages were also reported throughout the area.