UPDATED: LOS ANGELES - The morning rain brought a flurry of traffic accidents on Los Angeles-area freeways and streets.
A look at the listings on the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page revealed at least three jackknifed big rigs, ten vehicle spin-outs, five vehicles crashing into center dividers or guardrails and three stalled vehicles struck by other vehicles.
A big rig jackknifed on the truck lane in the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway, in Sylmar, at 1:22 a.m., causing a fuel leak that closed the road for 3 1/2 hours.
A car and big rig collided on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway at Washington Boulevard just before 3 a.m. shutting down all but the slow lane for two hours.
There were major injuries in a collision at 1:39 a.m. between two cars on the westbound Ventura (101) Freeway at Laurel Canyon Boulevard. One car wound up in the center divider, and the other was facing the wrong way in the fast lane. The westbound side was shut down for an hour.
A Mustang crashed into a fire hydrant at San Marino Street and Vermont Avenue, in Koreatown, at about 3 a.m. Alcohol and rain are both possible causes, said Sgt. Dino Calderra in the Los Angles Police Department Olympic Station.