Rainy commute accident toll

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(CNS) – There were 115 traffic accidents reported during the rainy morning commute today on Los Angeles freeways, compared with 55 during the same period a week ago, when it did not rain, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accidents were reported between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. on both days, said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs.

In one of the accidents this morning, a big rig jackknifed about 6:20 a.m. and caused the closure of the transition road from the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway to the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena, the CHP reported. The closure was continuing past 10  a.m. as crews worked to clear the scene.

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