Hundreds of crashes reported amid heavy LA rain

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New statistics from the California Highway Patrol show just how crazy the roads really were Tuesday. (KABC)

New statistics from the California Highway Patrol show just how crazy the roads really were Tuesday.

MORE: Rain wreaks havoc on Southland roads, triggers mudslides, freeway closures

Nearly 275 crashes were reported in Los Angeles County alone, all between 5 and 9 a.m.

For comparison, the number of crashes during that same time last week was only 30.
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010918-kabc-5am-upd-marc-rain-viA big rig overturned on the westbound 91 Freeway transition to the southbound 710 in north Long Beach early Tuesday morning.d



Tuesday's crashes included an overturned big rig in the early morning that shut down the 5 Freeway in Atwater Village and left a person dead and another big rig accident in which the truck hurtled over the side of the 5 Freeway connector north of Sun Valley onto the roadway below.

Many of the reported crashes were likely rain related.
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