Storm Leaves Overturned Vehicles, Traffic Mess Across Southland Freeways

SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — A big rig overturned on a freeway transition road in Sylmar adding to what was already a very wet and dangerous morning commute Friday.

The crash occurred about 5:50 a.m. on the transition from the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway to the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Minutes after the crash, several other cars were seen sliding on the muddy roadway and nearly crashed into the disabled truck, the CHP reported.

No injuries were reported.

The crash was one of roughly 165 accidents on Southland freeways recorded between 7 p.m. Thursday and midnight Friday, authorities said. That number marks a sharp jump from the 54 accidents during the same time frame a week earlier, when it did not rain.

None of the accidents on Thursday night was fatal, said CHP Officer Peter Nicholson

Several cars also had to be towed from an intersection in Ladera Heights after flooding in the area earlier Friday morning.

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