By Saturday morning, City of Palo Alto crews had re-opened the Oregon Expressway underpass and the Embarcadero Road under Alma Street, according to police Sgt. Sandra Brown.
Wet roads caused no major accidents but there were handful of fender benders, she said.
Although swirling water rose in local creeks throughout Friday, levels subsided in the evening and no creeks had flooded as of mid-day Saturday, Brown said.
Despite the previous day's blackouts, all power was also on in Palo Alto by Saturday, she said.
Shortly after noon Friday, electrical crews formed a human chain along eastern Embarcadero to pass limbs over a fence. The branches had blown into electric lines and crews planned to restore power after trimming a few more branches, lineman Greg Schulz said.
Palo Alto officials closed the city's Emergency Operations Center at 4:15 p.m. Friday, as the rain subsided and creek levels stabilized.
After 5 p.m., Adobe and Matadero creek water levels were dropping steadily, while San Francisquito Creek remained nearly level, with more than five feet clearance under the Chaucer Street Bridge.
Elsewhere, water gushed out of storm drains, forming inches-deep puddles. In many areas, city workers placed orange cones or "Flooded" signs to warn drivers.
The worst of the storms has passed, but Bay Area residents should still expect a rainy weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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