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Storms lash peninsula with heavy rain, wind

The Tiburon Peninsula was hit with nearly 5½ inches of rain in back-to-back storms last week, which combined with high winds to knock out power to thousands of residents and snap a utility pole to shut down part of Paradise Drive.


Police closed a portion of the road between Trestle Glen Boulevard and Seafirth Drive about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 after a caller reported the snapped pole in the 4100 block of Paradise Drive, according to Tiburon police spokesperson Laurie Nilsen.


Live power lines steadied the top half of the pole as it held the partially toppled bottom half in place, balancing precariously over the street. Traffic was diverted to Tiburon Boulevard. Only one home on nearby Eden Lane lost power.


A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crew responded early Feb. 5, though town officials said “additional resources” were needed before repairs could begin. There was no estimate of when they would be completed.

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