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Slick roads cause crashes, road trouble in San Diego

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Posted at 9:41 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 02:16:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Sunday morning's rain caused crashes on roadways, damage to construction zones and danger in Sunset Cliffs.

One of those crashes had Cristal Ramirez in the passenger seat. "I was supposed to drive for brunch but my friend picked us up and I was glad because I didn't want to drive in the rain," she said.

She said as they took the connector from the 163 to the I-8 West they started sliding, "I think we were driving a little too fast because of the rain." Ramirez said they grazed the guardrail. The tires were out of alignment, making it necessary to call for a tow truck.

"We were like what the heck this is wild!" She said.

The group didn't let the accident ruin their afternoon, they continued on in Ramirez's car to Sunset Cliffs.

The danger still lurking behind yellow caution tape, draped along the edge of one part of the cliff. From where she and her two friends stood, you could see the cliff carved away underneath the seemingly solid edge.

"I didn't think about it, I was like 'Oh we're close to the edge.' and we started playing around and I was like, 'Oh we probably shouldn't be playing this close to the edge," Ramirez said when she realized the danger.

South of Sunset Cliffs, another problem at the Silver Strand State Beach exit off SR 75. The rain caused metal plates covering trenches in a construction area to bend inward.

Crews rushed out to reinforce the plates to make them safe, adding wood supports.

An engineer told 10News the construction should be finished by next week, if the weather doesn't delay the work.