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Drivers Brave Treacherous Roads Home After Holiday

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    Drivers Brave Treacherous Roads Home After Thanksgiving

    After an extended holiday weekend it’s time for extended family to make the journey home. Busier roads and stormy, rainy weather didn’t help, and some drivers were a bit nervous about the road back. NBC 7's Ramon Galindo reports. (Published Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016)

    After an extended holiday weekend it’s time for extended family to make the journey home. Busier roads and stormy, rainy weather didn’t help, and some drivers were a bit nervous about the road back.

    ” It's been crazy, everybody on the road has just been crazy,” one holiday traveler tells NBC 7. “You gotta slow down, you gotta slow down. You gotta be careful, you gotta get home.”

    After Saturday’s wet weather, first responders have been busy.

    A man was taken to the hospital after his car slipped on a wet road and slammed into a light pole in Vista. The driver was trapped and had to be rescued by firefighters.

    A family of three was injured when they were involved in a collision on Interstate 15 near Miramar, forcing the freeway to close temporarily.

    “It's not worth speeding, that's for sure,” another advises.

    When southern California freeways get soaked, conditions are already dangerous. And things are especially busy this weekend because of people coming home from the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Cassandra and her family got stuck in the storm on their way back from Las Vegas.

    “I know that people are in a hurry to get home after the holiday rush, but we drove really slow, 'cause we had a car full of kids so we were just trying to be very careful, you know. We just took our time coming home,” Cassandra tells NBC 7. “Our truck was kinda sliding off the freeway, like off the road, so we had to be very careful, so we were, you know, just trying to be very cautious."

    Between Wednesday night and Sunday morning the California Highway Patrol reported 53 DUI arrests and three fatalities in San Diego County.