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    SoCal Drivers Live Up to Hype
    Jamie Joyce
    One unfortunate driver had to be towed out from the ditch along Sorrento Valley Boulevard Wednesday.

    Add rain, slick roads and drivers and you get dangerous driving conditions. As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 125 accidents on our county's roadways according to the California Highway Patrol. To put that in perspective, on a "normal weather day" in San Diego County, the CHP reports the average crashes between 50 to 75 for the entire day.

    It's been a busy week for the CHP. On Monday, the storm resulted in numerous accidents including one fatal. A man was killed in a crash involving an armored car on eastbound state Route 94 at the connector to Interstate 15 south.

    25-year old guard, Brandon Anthony Kennedy, of Clairemont was a passenger in the front of the truck. The door of the truck opened in the rollover and Kennedy was ejected. One witness told CHP a car cut the truck off. Officials are still investigating whether the crash was weather related.

    Freeway lanes are flooded and vehicles are spinning on the slick roadways.

    Tree Crushes Car

    [DGO] Tree Crushes Car
    In City Heights, at 51st and Sterling, a tree crashed down on a car and a fence Wednesday morning - one of the victim's of a powerful winter-like storm.
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008)

    CHP closed several roadways around the county Wednesday including westbound I-8 at Mountain Springs Road and Montezuma Valley Road near Borrego due to snow.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.