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Heavy rain hits the Cajon Pass Monday morning, causing accidents

CAJON PASS, Calif. (CAJONCRAWL.com) — A single-vehicle spinout was reported in the Cajon Pass just before 8:30 am on Monday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a blue four-door sedan was blocking the no. 3 lane of the southbound I-15, north of Highway 138.

Carmen Andalon shared a photo of the crash to Facebook which showed a blue two-door sedan with front-end damage facing sideways on the freeway.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and motorists should expect delays.

The heavy rainfall has continued for most of the morning commute and is expected to remain that way for a few days.

An earlier crash rorted at 7:28 am also on the SB I-15, near Lyttle Creek Wash is in the process of being cleared. According to the logs, two vehicles were involved in a collision.

Weather Safety Tip: Why does my car spin out in the rain?

Hydroplaning happens when your tires encounter more water than they can scatter, so they lose contact with the road and skid along the water’s surface. The water pressure in front of the tire forces a layer of water underneath the tire, reducing friction and causing the driver to lose control of the car.

As a friendly reminder, windshield wipers on = lights on. Hazard lights should only be used for emergencies and remember to slow down!

cajon pass crash
(photo by Jose Lopez)

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