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Holiday travel: SoCal drivers could face challenging road condition as region prepares for several days of rain

Los Angeles (KABC) — Due to ongoing problems at many airports across the country, people rely on roads to reach their destinations.

If you live in Southern California, you may also need to prepare. This is because there is a high possibility that the rainy days will continue for a long time until New Year’s Day in this area.

Rain is expected to begin Tuesday night and continue intermittently throughout the weekend. The heaviest days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Those planning to be outdoors on New Year’s Eve may want to consider backing up as the rain continues that night.

According to AAA, 113 million people are expected to travel an additional 50 miles this holiday season, of which 102 million will be driving.

This is a 2% increase over last year.

Before 2pm and after 8pm are the best times to head home and avoid traffic.

The worst time to drive is between 3pm and 7pm

If you’re on the road, here are some tips to prepare for wet weather.

replace worn wipers

Be sure to fill your windshield washer system with winter solvent. If you live in a harsh climate, buy beam-type or rubber-covered blades to help prevent ice build-up.

drive slowly

Take your time and don’t rush! Also, maintain your speed on uphills without accelerating.

enter the skid?don’t panic

Keep turning the steering wheel in the direction you want the car to go and avoid sudden braking.

For more tips, visit the AAA website.

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