Storm Brought Record Rain, Traffic Accidents

An intense storm blew through Glendora and Los Angeles County on Friday, setting record rainfall in some areas and causing a high number of collisions on the road.

The storm that soaked Glendora and much of the region Friday caused record rainfall in some areas.

Glendora saw 1.33 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain was heaviest in the Angeles National Forest. Over two inches of rain fell in the Cleer Creek portion of the forest on Friday.

Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Angeles Crest Highway (also known as state Route 2), remain closed.

In downtown Los Angeles, .48 inches of rainfall was recorded Friday, breaking a record for this date set in 1956. Burbank's Bob Hope Airport received .89 inches of rain, shattering the former rainfall record of .36 inches, which was set in 1976.

Records were also set or tied at Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport, Palmdale Airport and in Lancaster.

Traffic Collisions

The storm caused a spike in traffic accidents Friday. During the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday, 249 accidents were reported on Los Angeles County freeways. Last Friday when conditions were dry, there were 68 reports during the same five-hour period, California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs said.

The total was even higher during the hours of 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The L.A. Times reported that 366 accidents occurred during those hours, compared with 138 last Friday during dry conditions.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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