OAKLAND, Calif. (November 22, 2013) Three people died in the San Francisco Bay Area as high winds knocked out power to thousands of residents.
One man was killed late Thursday in Oakland when a power line fell to the ground and electrocuted him.
Authorities say another man in Oakland died less than an hour later in a crash as he tried to avoid debris in the road.
In Yuba County, a 52-year-old woman died when a tree fell on a parked car in which she was sitting.
The National Weather Service said the strongest gusts were reported in Alameda and Sonoma Counties and reached speeds as high as 55 miles per hour.
Strong winds were expected again early Friday.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said nearly 39,000 customers were without power late Thursday.
There was no estimate when power would be restored.
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