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Southern California roads a mess in wake of rainstorm

Posted: November 29, 2012 9:55 a.m.
Updated: November 29, 2012 9:55 a.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California freeways are a mess Thursday morning as cars spun out on rainy roadways and at least 20 cars were damaged after a big-rig accident.

One death is reported.

A storm overnight dumped about a quarter-inch of rain in Los Angeles and left roads treacherous.

Several pre-dawn spinouts have blocked lanes. A multicar pileup killed one person and injured two more in the San Fernando Valley.

The California Highway Patrol says it's unclear whether rain caused a big-rig truck to overturn and crash into a center divider on Interstate 5 near Glendale shortly before 2:30 a.m.

Officer Anthony Martin tells KNX-AM radio that the resulting rocky debris blew the tires on 10 to 20 cars. Just one lane's open.

Showers will continue accompanied by advisories for high surf.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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