In what was predicted to be the last major rainstorm of the season last Thursday night wind gusts that reached 80 mph in some parts of the Bay Area caused a five-story tree to become wedged between two Alameda homes. Fairfield’s Arbor Unlimited needed to coordinate the efforts of three cranes in order to extract the tree without further damaging the Gold Coast homes at the intersection of Grand Street and San Jose Avenue.
An employee of All Ways Towing braved the waters of a mini-lagoon on Monday to hook up an automobile that had hydroplaned into the marsh off Doolittle Drive just south of Harbor Bay Parkway.
Because it traverses the marshland between Alameda and San Leandro, this stretch of Doolittle is especially treacherous when the roads are wet. If an automobile hydroplanes chances are good that the vehicle can wind up in the soggy marsh as this car did.