A cyclist rides through a large puddle on Mare Island left by Tuesday night's strong storm in Vallejo. Rain is expected to return Wednesday and Thursday, but clear up by the weekend. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

Storm goes relatively easy on Vallejo area

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A fierce atmospheric river storm rolled into Northern California on Tuesday, carrying strong winds and a fire hose of water that could deliver more rain than any storm to strike the region in possibly three years.

It started when the system hit the North Bay and began to spread south, which is where it left its strongest imprint.

Yet, the Vallejo and Benicia area received a relatively mild impact compared to other areas.

Vallejo experienced power outages and at least one downed power line, according to Deanna Contreras at PG&E. She told the Times-Herald that an outage due to a downed line struck at 1:15 a.m. and affected 248 customers on Redwood Street west of Valle Vista Avenue until about 4:30 a.m.

Another big outage occurred at 7 a.m. and affected 2400 customers at Columbus Parkway north of Regis Park Drive, due to wind and rain damaged equipment. By noon on Wednesday, Contreras said only 37 addresses remained without power.

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