Leave early and drive with care.
That is probably the best advice for anyone going anywhere in the North Bay on Friday morning, given a plethora of downed trees, damaged power lines and small brush fires, that have roads closed around the region.
Several major routes closed to traffic Friday morning included Arnold Drive, between Leveroni Road and Petaluma Avenue, and Trinity Road, about a mile from Highway 12, due to a downed power line.
Wind Damage In Santa Rosa, Bay Area
Santa Rosa Fire Captain Jack Thompson examines a tree that was blown down by strong winds, landing on three cars parked at a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD )
Santa Rosa firefighter Gary Lopez cuts branches off of a fallen tree that was knocked over by strong winds, landing on three cars at a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD )
After Santa Rosa firefighters opened a path, Christine Dechert carefully backs her SUV out from under a tree that was felled by strong winds and landed on three cars in a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD)
Christine Dechert examines the damage to her new car after a tree fell on it and two other cars after being knocked down by strong winds at a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD )
In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, a couple is illuminated in the dark by a car headlights after having dinner at a restaurant during a power outage caused by high winds in Oakland, Calif. Three people were killed in Northern California as winds battered the region and caused major power outages, and fallen trees and branches. (AP Photo/The Tribune, Ray Chavez)
In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, city workers cut up and remove a tree that fell across the Skyline Boulevard during high winds in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Tribune, D. Ross Cameron)
A school bus drives past a fallen eucalyptus tree in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Tribune, Laura A. Oda)
River Road also has been shut down between Wohler and Trenton-Healdsburg roads since at least 2:35 a.m., due to a death investigation and police action, authorities said.
An overnight wind event with winds gusting to 45 mph wrought havoc on the area, smashing windows and bringing trees and limbs down into power lines and structures.
A high wind advisory issued Thursday by the National Weather Advisory was set to expire at 10 a.m. Friday.