Storm damage throughout Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

"A lot of them have spin outs, like on and off ramp type collisions, but also speed related, where they can't stop in time and they crash into the vehicle in front of them," Sgt. Joseph Bianchi said.

Common road hazards Sunday also included downed trees like this one on Thorne and Santa Ana in Northwest Fresno.

On Sky Harbor Road in Fresno County officials dealt with rock and mudslides throughout the day. Not far away on Auberry Road this creek started rising to hazardous levels.

"Down here, we're gonna keep guys out, keep an eye on it, make sure everything is open up and safe," Martin Baughman said.

CHP is advising drivers to use chains if you're heading up into the mountain areas. Sunday alone, the China Peak Ski Resort received close to 18 inches of fresh snow.

More importantly, traffic officials are encouraging people to remain cautious, no matter where they're traveling.

It's a warning some people say they're already heeding. "It's not safe to drive if it's raining, so you have to drive safely, drive defensively to be safe and avoid an accident," John Blasé said.

CHP officials say they are stretched a bit thin at times, but that they have managed to have a pretty good handle on all of Sunday's accidents.

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