Rain-slick roads cause problems for drivers across Southland


The California Highway Patrol Southern Division says there were about 158 crashes in Los Angeles County from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. Last week, there were about 46 crashes in the same time period.

A big rig overturned on the northbound 5 Freeway at Western Avenue in Glendale, blocking lanes for hours. The accident was reported at 3:32 a.m. just past the connector road to State Route 134. Only one lane was open due to the crash, causing traffic to back-up quickly. The big rig driver was not hurt, and no other vehicles were involved.

On the eastbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena, a big rig jackknifed in a tunnel, and then another car coming around a blind turn into the tunnel slammed into the semi-truck. No injuries were reported in the accident, and rain was blamed as the cause of the crash.

In Orange County, a driver lost control in Anaheim, crashing into a bridge overpass. No injuries were reported.

In the Inland Empire, the driver of a big rig was killed after crashing into the guard rail and being ejected to the road below. The deadly crash closed the westbound 10 Freeway to the southbound 215 Freeway.

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