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Rain causes travel problems in Sacramento area
Rain causes travel problems in Sacramento area

The much-needed rain storm throughout the Sacramento area on Tuesday did not go off without a hitch.

The wet and slippery roads caused major travel problems for commuters during the evening rush hour. The heavy congestion was a headache for drivers who were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

Dozens of vehicle accidents were reported, including a solo-vehicle roll over crash on Exposition Boulevard. The driver walked away without injuries.

"There's a lot of traffic and accidents so it kind of helped me," said Lea Johnson, who found herself stuck in traffic, trying to make her flight out of Sacramento International Airport.

Luckily for Johnson, her flight, as well as dozens of others, were delayed because of the inclement weather.

"First, they told me 35 minutes [delay] and now, it's almost an hour," she said.

Some departing flights were delayed for more than three hours, such as a Southwest Airline's flight going to Seattle.

Arrival flights were also late.

"[My] flight was delayed by about an hour and 10 minutes, so a bit of an inconvenience. A bit of a rough flight too, it's pretty rocky," said Jeff Bastian, who few in from Portland.

He is thankful he did not get sick on his turbulent flight coming, but the delay had him running behind schedule.

"I'm supposed to be at a conference right now," Bastian said. "I'm late so far."