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Rain on oily roads creates slick conditions, L.A. drivers warned

October 09, 2013|By Ari Bloomekatz

As rain fell on Los Angeles on Wednesday, authorities warned drivers to beware of slick roads and to give themselves more time to reach their destinations.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a notice Wednesday reminding drivers that the first rain of the season causes oils on the road "to come to the surface and cars to slide and crash."

As of 11:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said there were two SigAlerts in effect for the Los Angeles area: one on the northbound 2 Freeway to the westbound 134 Freeway, the another on the southbound 710 Freeway near Del Amo Boulevard. 

The National Weather Service in Oxnard predicted scattered showers in the region throughout Wednesday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

"Most areas will probably get around a tenth of an inch or less," said weather service meteorologist Scott Sukup. "It will probably start to pick up a little bit more this afternoon."


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