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Morning rain causes many accidents

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A trough of low pressure moving southeast through California brought scattered light showers to San Diego County early today, contributing to a greater than normal amount of traffic accidents, authorities said.

There were 82 crash reports received by local California Highway Patrol dispatchers between 12:01 and 8 a.m., the agency reported.

More than half of those 82 crashes -- 44 -- were reported between 6 and 8 a.m., according to the CHP, which typically receives 50 to 75 crash reports during a non-rainy day. 

Most of today's crashes were considered minor, with no injuries or only minor injuries involved.

The CHP tally does not include crashes that occurred on city streets or unincorporated roadways patrolled by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Today's showers were likely to last through this morning, according to the National Weather Service, which said precipitation totals should be around a quarter-inch in the mountains and less than a tenth of an inch west of the mountains.

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