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As predicted, rain falls and crashes start

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A three-vehicle accident backed up traffic in Myrtle Creek for about an hour Tuesday morning.

It happened around 10:30 near milepost 108 on I-5 north.

According to Oregon State Police at the scene, a driver lost control due to the rainy conditions and crashed into a barrier.

As police tried to control traffic around the accident, a white van slowed down and was rear-ended by a light blue Accura.

Two people in the white van were injured.

Police and medical crews are usually called out to several accidents during the first rain after a dry period.

The oils that have been collecting in the road are often brought to the surface when the drops start to fall. That, coupled with people who tend to get in the habit of driving a little faster because of the dry roads, sometimes leads to big problems.

Authorities urge people to remember that the roads will be slick over the next day or so, and ask that you drive with extra caution.

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