Saturday, December 27, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Storm causes outage, traffic accidents

storm_accident_11_28_12

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)

By
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 ithompson@dailyrepublic.net. 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.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Suisun Valley celebrates appellation’s anniversary

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Girl’s selfless act boosts Suisun Wildlife Center

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Car rolls over on Highway 113

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3

 
Beer for 1st butterfly of year challenge returns

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Fire damages Fairfield home

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3

 
 
Suisun City police log: Dec. 25, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Fairfield police log: Dec. 25, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

 
 
.

US / World

California braces for first widespread frost

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
California gears up for migrant driver’s licenses

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

 
4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Police officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 4 Comments

 
Inmate breaks out of jail through ventilation duct

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

People slide down bedsheets to escape motel fire

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Baby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zoos

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officer

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Study: Marijuana use has increased in Colorado

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Bodies of woman, 3 grandsons found in burned home

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Truck crashes into home; 93-year-old resident dies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Lawmakers promise to help strapped oil-patch towns

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

Feline fame in cyberspace gives species a boost

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016?

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10, 2 Comments

GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10, 2 Comments

 
At 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quits

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

 
.

Opinion

A proud man, a good honorable man

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 40 Comments

 
Sony hack is reminder of broader Sony dysfunction

By William Pesek | From Page: A8

 
.

Living

Today in History: Dec. 27, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Dec. 27, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: Dec. 27, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B5

 
Remember, caregivers need some care attention, too

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B5

Cow that fled slaughterhouse in 2006 has new home, again

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
.

Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
1990s TV star ‘Screech’ charged in bar stabbing

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

.

Sports

 
Suns outlast Kings 115-106 for 5th straight win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Anthony Davis, Roman meet over tweet

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Cleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Games to Remember from 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Chiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Globetrotters’ Robert ‘Showboat’ Hall dies

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
NC State wins Bitcoin Bowl to cap turnaround year

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Rutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
La. Tech beats Illinois 35-18 in Heart of Dallas Bowl

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Arizona’s Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Prep JV boys basketball: Vanden gets win in Dixon tourney

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

Could Watt be 1st NFL MVP from defense since Taylor in 1986?

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Dan Uggla joins Nationals for minor league deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Georgia’s Richt: RB Todd Gurley heading to NFL

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Slumping New Jersey Devils fire coach Pete DeBoer

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Raiders rookie CB makes most of opportunity

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

High-scoring offenses create longer college games

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Anderson: post-game petulance was out of character

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

This date in sports history for Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Weather for Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B11

 
.

Business

In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1, 1 Comment

 
Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Missouri 1st to see average gas price below $2

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6, 1 Comment

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

.

Home Seller 12/27/14

Real estate transactions for Dec. 27, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: HSR2

Average US 30-year mortgage edges up slightly

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR2