Strong winds: Call to report fallen trees and downed power lines

During strong winds, call to report issues

Published March 14, 2023 | Updated March 15, 2023

Update: Moraga Avenue has re-opened to traffic. Power to some customers has been restored, but PG&E continues to report a significant power outage in the Moraga Canyon area.

Strong winds from the "atmospheric river" passing over the Bay Area are causing fallen trees and power outages. A National Weather Service High Wind Warning is in effect through 11pm on Tuesday, March 14.

Use caution while driving and call to report fallen trees and downed power lines.

We will publish updates regarding storm impacts on this page. As of 2:50pm on Tuesday, March 14:

  • Moraga Avenue is currently closed from Maxwelton to Highway 13 due to a fallen tree.
  • PG&E is reporting a large power outage in the area bounded by Moraga Avenue, Ramona Avenue, Clarewood Drive, and Highway 13. For a detailed map, see the PG&E outage webpage.

Call to report downed power lines and fallen trees

During periods of strong wind, use extra caution when driving and call to report issues:

  • Call (510) 420-3000 to report downed power lines. If you see damaged power lines or electrical equipment, call (510) 420-3000 to report them to the City, then notify PG&E by calling 1-800-743-5000. Do not touch or drive over a downed power line. If you see a downed power line sparking or smoking, call 9-1-1 to report it.

  • Call (510) 420-3050 during business hours or (510) 420-3000 after hours to report other issues. If you see fallen trees blocking roads, or other storm damage to City infrastructure, call the Public Works Department at (510) 420-3050 during regular business hours (8:30am-5pm) or Police Dispatch at (510) 420-3000 after hours to let us know. Our crews are prepared to respond rapidly.

During storms, stay informed, be prepared, and follow guidance from safety officials:

  • Monitor weather forecasts: Check or @NWSBayArea on Twitter for the most current advisories and warnings.
  • Sign up for alerts: Safety officials will use AC Alert to send information and instructions in the event of flooding or another emergency. Sign up at
  • Never walk or drive into flood waters. If you encounter flooding, turn around.