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Mother Nature rains on holiday plans

December 22, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
It's another soggy start to the work week, and slick roads didn't help the Monday morning commute. With more wet weather expected on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Mother Nature is raining on some holiday plans."I love it, but I was hoping it wouldn't rain. My daughter's here from college, and she's like in New Jersey, so it snowed in there. I was hoping it'd be nice for her," said Donna Speed from Los Angeles.

Winter storm warnings are now in effect for the mountains of Ventura and L.A. counties.

Monday's storm moved fast over the valley, bringing off-and-on showers overnight and through rush hour.

For one early morning shopper, the rainfall was a good thing.

"It's 'tis the season. It's kind of nice," said Tonya Kennedy from Pasadena.

There were no major collisions due to the rainy weather, but there were about 40 freeway accidents on Monday, more than double the number of crashes on a typical dry morning. Authorities are urging drivers to be careful.

The cold front could bring up to three-quarters of an inch of rain, and up to 8 inches of snow in the mountains.


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