The wreckage was spread over a quarter of a mile, closing connector roads in both directions which caused by a collision involving as many as four big rigs, two of which jackknifed. According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision closed the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway transition road at the Ventura (134) Freeway split in Pasadena this morning.

The collision which occurred around 2:25 a.m. also closed the connector road from the eastbound 134 to the westbound 210, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball. The good news was that no injuries were reported.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacob said that one lane of the transition road from the eastbound 134 Freeway to the westbound 210 Freeway was reopened shortly before 8 in the morning while the other lanes were expected to remain blocked until at least 9 a.m.

As of 9:17a.m., all lanes are open and the SIG alert has been canceled, according to the CHP.

The inclement weather has been the cause of major spike in traffic crashes on Los Angeles roads and freeways, some of them fatal, and wet road conditions are expected through at least Sunday.

CHP reported that about five times the normal number of crashes were reported on Los Angeles freeways on Thursday morning during the light rain that began in the area Wednesday, compared with the number on dry day last week.

CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos was bothered when he said that between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Thursday, there were around 188 accidents, compared with 36 crashes during that time frame a week ago, when it did not rain.

About 4:45 a.m. Thursday, a multi-vehicle collision led to the death of a 72-year-old man while two people sustained minor injuries on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway near Cahuenga Boulevard in Toluca Lake. All but one westbound lane of the 134 Freeway was closed to traffic.

About 2:20 a.m. Thursday, a big rig jackknifed on the Golden State (5) Freeway north of Colorado Street near Griffith Park. It blocked all freeway lanes in both directions.
A around 7:35 a.m., a two-vehicle wreck took place on Sierra Highway near Scherzinger Lane in Santa Clarita. There were several passengers who were hospitalized with serious to critical injuries. While a 19-year- old woman who was operating one of the vehicles was treated in the intensive care unit.

At 5:30 p.m.Thursday, a fatal hit-and-run mishap occurred at the 1000 block of El Segundo Boulevard near Vermont Avenue in Gardena that took the life of a 19-year-old man.
At 7:30 p.m., a man was seriously injured and two other people received minor injuries in a vehicle collision at 6400 N. Wilbur Ave., near Victory Boulevard, in Tarzana. The critically injured man was extricated from the wreckage and taken to a trauma center,
Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, one person was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on East Avenue O at 150th Street East in the unincorporated Lake Los Angeles area east of Palmdale.

Southern California will experience wet weather through Sunday night, National Weather Service forecasters said.

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Source: Glendora Patch