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Rain continues to fall across Southern California; freeways clogged by crashes

Crash on US 101 in the rain


A tow truck removes a vehicle involved in a crash on a rain slickened 101 Freeway early Friday morning.

A second day of rain in Southern California has led to slick freeways as commuters head to work Friday morning.

Several SigAlerts were issued, including one stemming from an overnight crash on the 101 Freeway. More than 10 vehicles were involved in the crash on the southbound side of the freeway in the Cahuenga Pass, according to NBC LA.

There is also a wreck on the east 10 Freeway that's blocking three lanes near Mateo Street near Downtown Los Angeles.

 A wide band of showers, including some with thunderstorms, are forecast throughout Friday morning and into the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The wet weather, along with cooler temperatures, is possible Saturday and Sunday. An estimated one inch of rain fell on most parts of the Los Angeles basin Thursday.

The impact of the rain was clear on the freeways: CHP reports that there were 342 collisions on Thursday. The week before, there were 80 wrecks.

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