CHP responded to 171 rain-related accidents in Los Angeles during early morning commute

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Heavy rain on Monday created slick roads across Southern California and led to dozens of accidents on the region's freeways and streets during the early morning commute.

The California Highway Patrol says officers in Los Angeles responded to 171 rain-related accidents between midnight and 8 a.m.

Those incidents include a big rig that overturned onto Gold Line light rail tracks that run through the 210 Freeway. The crash at Allen Avenue in Pasadena caused significant backup for motorists at the time.

Though the rainfall weakened throughout the morning, the National Weather Service says more showers will make for slippery roads, especially in the mountains.

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