Golden Gate Bridge Partially Closes For High Winds, Rain

The San Francisco area got a pounding this morning from a strong Pacific storm system that developed wind gusts as high as 107 mph. The Golden Gate Transit district was forced to suspend bus services and truck traffic across the historic span due to flooding. Fortunately for Friday commuters, as of 1:35 PST the restrictions have been lifted, but we'd wager the damage has been done and traffic jams will be monumental. The hurricane force winds forced the closing of the Richmond-San Rafael bridge because a tractor trailer was flipped on its side. We never thought we'd be happy to put up with Detroit temps in 20's but it sounds like the end of the world over on that side of the country lately. [SFGate.com] [Goldengatebridge.org]