Friday showers lead to rash of crashes

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SAN DIEGO – A strong Pacific storm moved over coastal San Diego Friday just in time to drench the morni, leading to dozens of crashes.


The California Highway Patrol reported a total of 236 vehicle collisions in San Diego County Friday. There were 108 crashes on county roadways between 6 and 10 a.m., CHP said. There were 128 more crashes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. On a typical dry day, the CHP logs from 50 to 75 crashes, the agency said.

There are 50 to 75 crashes on a normal “good weather” day

The CHP reminded drivers it’s the law to turn on your headlights in inclement weather.

The brunt of the storm will have passed over San Diego County by noon, Fox 5 weathercaster Jason Handman said. Showers will continue through the rest of the day and possibly into Saturday morning, he said, bringing up to half an inch of additional rainfall to some areas.

As of 11:30 a.m., automated weather stations reported the following rainfall totals:

  • 1.30 inches in Carlsbad
  • 0.85 inches  at Lindbergh Field
  • 0.90 inches in Vista
  • 0.85 inches at Oceanside Airport
  • 0.83 inches in Encinitas
  • 0.60 inches at MCAS Miramar
  • 0.57 inches in Chula Vista
  • 0.49 inches at Brown Field
  • 0.46 inches in Del Mar
  • 0.45 inches in National City
  • 0.92 inches in Valley Center
  • 0.71 inches in Escondido
  • 0.65 inches in San Marcos
  • 0.59 inches in San tee
  • 0.56 inches in Fallbrook
  • 0.52 inches in Rancho Bernardo
  • 0.52 inches in Poway
  • 0.50 inches in La Mesa
  • 0.39 inches in Rancho San Diego
  • 0.37 inches in Alpine
  • 0.24 inches in Ramona


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