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LA Road Wreckage: 264 Morning Accidents
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264 accidents were registered along Los Angeles-area roads on Saturday morning between 5 and 9 a.m., according to a report released by the California Highway Patrol reports ABC Local. By comparison, last Saturday, 48 accidents were reported.
An early accident on the 10 freeway near the Baldwin Avenue exit in El Monte stopped traffic for hours. In San Dimas, a big rig driver on the 210 lost control of his vehicle and was killed when he cut across traffic and hit a sedan. In Santa Clarita, an accident on the I-5 injured five people including two children. And in San Bernardino, a driver heading east near Waterman Avenue flipped his vehicle while swerving to avoid a road hazard.
ABC Local reports per the National Weather Service, "the storm system could produce 2 to 4 inches along the coastal areas by Sunday night, with 4 to 8 inches expected in the foothills and mountains and more than 10 inches possible in some mountain areas."
Of course, that's before the even stronger storm system arrives on Tuesday and Wednesday. A flash flood watch has been issued for Saturday night and Sunday for vulnerable, fire-damaged areas of Los Angeles County. "Forced closures" begin at 2 a.m. Sunday of county roads within the Station Fire burn area.