Despite a heavy downpour that saw some parts of the Foothills receive more than two inches of rain, Glendale weathered the second storm system of the week with mostly minor incidents and inconveniences.
According to the National Weather Service, the wet is expected to remain through Saturday and into Sunday afternoon.
Friday’s commute was a challenge on the Foothill (210) Freeway. A big rig collided with the center divider on the eastbound side near La Tuna Canyon Road at about 5 a.m., closing two lanes until almost noon, according to officials from the California Highway Patrol. A second incident a bit more than two hours later snarled traffic on the same side of the same road near Lowell Avenue due to a collision between a jack-knifed truck and three cars, also closing lanes for hours.
Also in the La Crescenta area, nearly 1,400 homes and businesses lost electricity, according to officials from Southern California Edison. Rosemont Middle School’s power went off at around 9:30 a.m., said Assistant Principal Jackie Scott.