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Pre-dawn soaking causes traffic trouble for commuters

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Wednesday has seen an increase in freeway crashes, spin-outs and problems with standing water thanks to the first of two visiting storms, says CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

Before dawn, a half-inch an hour of rain was falling in some areas of Los Angeles, according to the National Weather Service.

The eastbound I-210 in Sierra Madre claimed a jackknifed truck at the beginning of the morning commute, and a crash on I-5 near the Long Beach Freeway also caused for a slow drive. No word on the extent of motorist injuries.

Blowing snow and zero visibility warnings prompted a winter weather travel advisory yesterday, by NWS.

Pacific storm number two is expected Friday.