Mother nature was busy trimming trees last night with heavy winds and rain. At around 7 p.m., not an hour after BART was dealing with storm-felled tree problems — two trains collided with a tree limb near Balboa Park — Muni was having its own struggles. A fallen tree near 19th Street on the edge of Dolores Park blocked the path of the J-Church train, but a collision with the tree was reportedly avoided.
ATTN: #JChurch blocked near 19th due to fallen tree on track way. Southbound J switching back at 22nd. Shuttles to support.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) January 11, 2017
UPDATE CORRECTION: NORTHBOUND #JChurch switching back at Church and 22nd due to down tree near Dolores Park.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) January 11, 2017
The San Francisco Fire Department also issued a warning for the area, noting the downed tree.
Trees down- Dolores St at 20th and 156 Midcrest Way- Expect Delays 703 pm pic.twitter.com/28WhXAQTPK— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) January 11, 2017
According to one transit rider, those onboard the J disembarked at the scene, climbing the stairs up to the footbridge and the park (at what was once the 19th Street stop).
A tree fell down in front of my train.... pic.twitter.com/OwWSqYEumc— TimOfLegend (@TimOfLegend) January 11, 2017
...then they kicked us out in the rain... pic.twitter.com/SsY89AjcVy— TimOfLegend (@TimOfLegend) January 11, 2017
...there is no match for my suffering and pain... pic.twitter.com/hIdkGyTIVX— TimOfLegend (@TimOfLegend) January 11, 2017
...okay you can all go back to Trump again. pic.twitter.com/WqDYr9U4OR— TimOfLegend (@TimOfLegend) January 11, 2017
While this service interruption was particularly well documented, it's just one of many from last night, and Reddit this morning is littered with shots of fallen trees around the city.
Meanwhile, the aftermath in the region was serious generally, with San Anselmo evacuated, multiple landslides, and Guerneville still hopelessly flooded