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Rainy Weather Creates Dangerous Commute Across Southern California

A storm dropped a healthy dose of rain across Southern California late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

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One person was killed in a car accident on the 605 Freeway near Katella Avenue in the Los Alamitos area on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

However, the wet conditions were being blamed for at least one fatal traffic accident in the Southland on Thursday.

A multi-vehicle crash on the northbound 605 Freeway near Katella Avenue in the Los Alamitos area around left one person dead, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Good Samaritans reportedly pulled people from one of the cars, which caught fire, but they were unsuccessful in rescuing one person, CHP officials said.

The deadly crash was reported around 9:20 p.m., according to the CHP.

People in the Inland Empire also faced dangerous driving conditions.

A woman reportedly lost control of her pickup truck around 10:30 p.m. and crashed into a tree as she traveled on the slick Waterman Avenue on-ramp to the eastbound 10 Freeway in San Bernardino, according to a news photographer on the scene.

Firefighters rescued the trapped woman, and she was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries, the photographer said.

About 0.09 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, the National Weather Service reported at 1:03 a.m. Friday. Partly sunny skies were expected for the rest of the day, forecasters said.

Because of the impact on natural gas supplies triggered by extreme cold weather in much of the rest of the country, a FlexAlert was issued on Thursday. Customers were asked to reduce energy use between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. It did not appear that a FlexAlert would be issued on Friday, according to state authorities.

KTLA’s Chris Burrous contributed to this report.

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