More than twice as many crashes reported during storm

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The storms soaking Southern California this week are playing havoc on the roads, with more than two-and-a-half times as many collisions reported than on a normal "good weather day,” according to the California Highway Patrol.

For San Diego County freeways and streets in unincorporated areas, the CHP reported 374 collisions on Tuesday. That compares to the average of 140 crashes on a dry day.

More heavy rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast today and Thursday, and drivers are advised to use extreme caution. Forecasters say mostly sunny skies should return next week.

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