San Fran''s KGO Covers Storms

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San Fran''s KGO Covers Storms

Dec 17, 2014 9:39 AM

SAN FRANCISCO� Cumulus station KGO(AM) kept San Francisco Bay area residents informed about last week''s West Coast storms that caused at least two deaths.

KGO's Jennifer Hodges on the scene

The storm coverage began in the 5 a.m. news hour with three reporters: Kim McCallister based in the North Bay, covering flooding in Petaluma; Carolyn Burns reporting from I-80, where a big rig ran into a fallen tree, impacting the morning commute; and Jeannie Lynch reporting from the South Bay, where a fresh supply of sand bags arrived just in time for the brunt of the storm. KGO 810 deployed a total of 10 reporters to cover the storm for its listeners.

In addition to live on-site coverage, business and tech reporter Jason Middleton covered the economic impact of construction delays due to the storm. He also reported on the economic impact to several local school districts that decided to cancel classes on the day of the storm.

KGO traffic reporters Mark Nieto and Robin Winston contributed with traffic updates on the fives, reporting on the unprecedented numbers of road closures due to flooding, high winds on the bridges and the many fallen trees and debris that made the rain-slicked roads a major navigational challenge.

The news team also interviewed an investigator at the Placer County Sheriff''s Department, who took pictures of people surfing Lake Tahoe during the storm. The team also interviewed a police officer about people who saw pools of water on the road but continued to drive through.

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