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Rain causes traffic problems

(And the rains came)….The National Weather Service predicted heavy rain at times Friday.

They were right. 0.43 inches of rain was recorded Friday morning at Imperial County Airport. Amounts varied throughout the County. Roads were flooded from the rain, including Imler Road, west of Forrester, and Ogilby Road, north of Interstate 8. Intersections in various areas were also flooded, causing traffic back-ups. At 8:00 in the morning, a vehicle went off the roadway on Interstate 8, east of Drew Road. The California Highway Patrol says the vehicle traveled off the shoulder and into a field. No serious injury was reported. The Weather Service says the rain is expected to continue all day Friday and throughout the night. A slight chance of rain is expected over the weekend.