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Nov 30, 2012 6:35 PM by The Associated Press

Calif. storm brings intense rain, flood warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Heavy rain and strong winds are battering Northern California, knocking out power, tying up traffic and causing flooding along some stretches.

The weather also may be behind the death of a Pacific Gas & Electric worker in West Sacramento who was killed after his truck crashed into a traffic signal pole during the stormy weather.

Flights have been delayed at the San Francisco airport, and in the city's affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood, traffic was blocked for hours after a large tree crashed down, smashing a car and obstructing a busy street.

A National Weather Service forecaster says the North Bay was seemingly hit the hardest as parts of Sonoma County received more than 7 inches of rain and areas in Napa County received nearly 6 inches.

The rain is expected all weekend long.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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