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Rain-delayed traffic in L.A. is 'nothing abnormal,' CHP says

October 25, 2011 |  9:55 am

Although Los Angeles commuters complained about drizzle, the president and the resulting merciless traffic Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said that it's just another day on the Southland’s congested roadways.

Officer Francisco Villalobos said that while there was a "slight increase" in the amount of collisions Tuesday morning, he added that it was "nothing abnormal."

"We did see some more collisions than usual," he said, "but nothing extraordinary as we see when it rains."

According to Villalobos, the 10 and 101 freeways toward downtown have been slow all morning, and an early-morning crash at the transition between the 110 north and 5 north backed up traffic significantly. The five- to six-car crash blocked lanes for between 30 and 35 minutes.

Villalobos said the CHP has not received any reports from motorists about a presidential motorcade, and cautioned that they do not receive advance notice from Secret Service.


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