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Weekend Storm Causes Flooding, Doesn't Dampen Holiday Spirits

The storm caused flooding across the Bay Area Saturday.

The relentless rain caused major flooding, which created a daunting clean-up job near the intersection of old Oakland Road and Montague Expressway.

Slick roads also made driving more dangerous, leading to spin outs in San Jose on Almaden Expressway.

But despite the challenges the storm created, the wet weather did not dampen the holiday spirit in downtown Redwood City.

Hundreds came together to see these two giant trees light up Saturday night.

“We love the rain. We need it so badly and we’ve been here in Redwood City quite a number of years. And this is our first time at the tree lighting. It was a fabulous night. I was glad there wasn’t too many people,” said Redwood City resident Millie Cross.

Instead of complaining about the rain and cold temperatures, 10-year-old Danil Sklyar found magic in the storm.

“It just kind of reminded me of the Christmas spirit,” Sklyar said.

Music filled the air with carolers roaming the streets in Redwood City and crowds gathered to watch the holiday train pull in downtown, showcasing performers.

In Hayward, people were able to stay dry. A tree lighting ceremony was held indoors.

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