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Storm causes outage, traffic accidents

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A big rig collided with a car on westbound Interstate-80 near the Interstate 505 exit in Vacaville Wednesday. It was one of at least 17 accidents on the area's highways occurring between 11 a.m. and 12:30. California Highway Patrol is urging people to drive slowly during the coming rains. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A3 | November 29, 2012 |

SUISUN CITY — A fistful of traffic accidents and a power outage in Suisun City marked the passage of Wednesday’s rainstorm through central Solano County.

The California Highway Patrol had to deal with at least 17 single- and multiple-car accidents between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that resulted in property damage but no injuries, according to CHP spokesman Chris Parker.

Be prepared

The California Highway Patrol recommends that drivers take a number of common-sense precautions before heading out in rainy or foggy conditions. They include driving slowly; allowing extra time to get to your destination; leaving extra distance between you and the vehicle that’s ahead of you in traffic, in case you have to stop quickly; gently applying the brakes to avoid skids; and opening a window a crack if caught in stalled traffic to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Before heading out in inclement weather, the CHP recommends that drivers ensure that:

  • Vehicle tires have plenty of tread.
  • Windshield wipers are in good condition.
  • Windshield washer reservoir is filled.
  • Gas tank is filled.
  • Defroster is working properly.
  • Muffler and exhaust system is in working order.
  • Antifreeze is in the radiator.

An emergency roadside kit should contain tire chains and tighteners if heading into areas where show may fall; a flashlight and batteries; flares, a small shovel and a windshield scraper; warm, waterproof clothing; and blankets, snacks and drinking water.

Notable accidents included one in Fairfield, where a driver crashed into a pole shortly after 10 a.m. at the intersection of Texas and Jackson streets; an incident shortly after noon when a driver headed east on Interstate 80 at Peabody Road in Vacaville crashed and came to a stop in the park-and-ride lot; and a rollover accident that was reported shortly after 2 p.m. in the area of Leisure Town Road and Ulatis Drive in Vacaville.

With more rain on the way, Parker advised motorists to slow down and be aware of their surroundings.

The first power outage of the storm struck shortly after 10:15 a.m., when 382 customers lost power in Suisun City. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. work crews restored power shortly before 1 p.m., according to the company’s website. Smaller single-customer outages cropped up over the lunch hour in Vacaville, Fairfield and Green Valley.

The area was soaked with .72 inches of rain, according to readings taken in Vacaville. The National Weather Service predicts more rain Thursday through Sunday. Flood warnings have been issued for the Central Valley and the Solano County area.

Suisun City is operating free sandbag stations in the parking lot behind the Suisun City Hall at 701 Civic Center Blvd.

Fairfield has a sandbag station at the city’s Corporation Yard at 420 Gregory St, open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., which has a 10-bag limit. The city also has two other sand stations: Sand and sandbags are available at the corner of Pittman and Cordelia roads, inside the unlocked, fenced-in area; and sand is available at the southeast corner of Allan Witt Park off of Woolner Avenue. The latter two are self-serve locations.

Sandbags and sand are also available in Fairfield at Home Depot at 2121 Cadenasso Drive, Orchard Supply Hardware at 1500 Oliver Road, Foster Lumber at 1601 W. Texas St. and Lowe’s Home Improvement Center at 3400 N. Texas St.

Vacaville did not have any sandbag stations available as of Wednesday afternoon.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr. Glen Faison contributed to this report.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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