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Fog causes chain-reaction crash on 22 Freeway; 4 hurt

November 24, 2012 |  8:02 am

Weather Story (click the image for a higher resolution image).

A seven-car pile up on the 22 Freeway overnight was blamed on dense fog, which forecasters said would remain a problem through Sunday.

The crash occurred  about 2:35 a.m. on Saturday near the Magnolia exit on the 22 Freeway in Orange County, according to KTLA News. At least four people, including a motorcyclist, were transported to local hospitals for treatment, officials said.

All westbound lanes were closed while the crash was cleaned up.

A dense fog warning is in effect throughout Southern California through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said Friday night.

Visibility is expected to be reduced to 50 feet or less in some areas, especially near the coast, officials said.

The dense fog is expected to affect Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, said Todd Hall, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.  

The fog could affect travel along coastal roads and freeways, authorities said.

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