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Rain, flooding, slick roads across San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO (CNS/News 8) - Several days worth of wet and gloomy weather kicked off Friday in San Diego County.

Rainwaters quickly flooded the northbound Interstate-5 on-ramp at Carmel Mountain Road, which residents say has been an ongoing problem since October.

Friday evening, Cal Trans crews had the on-ramp shut down and blocked off.

"There's a clogged and broken storm drain which accrues actually right here in the intersection," Torrey Hills HOA president Brad Fagan told News 8.

The city says it does not know when it will be repaired, or where money to repair the storm drain will come.

"There's absolutely no funds right now," Fagan added, "although the city is telling us they're trying to find the funds."  

This wet weather will also impact holiday shoppers as they head out to the stores to wrap up holiday gift-buying this last weekend before Christmas.

"It doesn't rain very often here, so when it does rain, it gets slippery, and people can be a little careless," said Encinitas resident Brenda Smith.

"Maybe drivers will be a little more patient during the holidays, " said Cal Schafer.

Local businesses are hopeful that this precipitation doesn't negatively impact their profits this season by keeping customers away.

"I don't think it's going to discourage anyone," said Cindy Blumkin, owner of Art N Soul on 101 in downtown Encinitas. "It feels like the holidays."

Rainy weather remained likely through Sunday, the Weather Service advised, adding that rain was also possible Monday through Thursday.

Temperatures around the county Friday were expected to peak in the 50s and low 60s in most parts.

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