SoCal Rain Makes for Slick Roads, Causes Crashes – Jim Nash Reports

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — The rain on Monday was a welcome sight for firefighters, but it made for dangerous driving conditions across the Southland.

Rain fell for most of the night and continued into the morning.

The wet weather was expected to linger throughout the day, with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

This has been the fourth driest winter on record for Los Angeles, according to the National Weather Service.

Many people welcomed the rain, especially in light of the recent fires.

But the wet weather was also creating problems for commuters, with multiple accidents reported on local roadways.

Two cars collided in downtown Los Angeles early Monday on the 101 Freeway near Broadway.

And in Hawthorne, a driver skidded onto an embankment on the Carson Street on-ramp to the 105 Freeway.

Authorities were reminding people to leave extra time for their commutes, and to keep plenty of distance between cars on the rain-slick roads.

Periods of scattered showers were expected through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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