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Best day to travel ahead of Christmas? Tuesday, forecasters say

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Planning to drive up the Grapevine or into the mountains this holiday week? National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie has some advice for you:

“Right now, just drop everything, head on up,” she said Sunday morning. “Or Tuesday should also be a good day to travel.”

That’s because the first of two storm systems this week is moving its way southeast from the Gulf of Alaska across California, due to hit Los Angeles County by late Sunday afternoon, Hoxsie said. About half an inch of rain is expected along the coast and coastal valleys through Monday, with up to 2 inches in south-facing foothills.

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Two people killed in drug-related crash in Merced County. Driver arrested, CHP says

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Two people died and one person suffered major injuries Thursday in a head-on traffic collision in Merced County.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 5:30 a.m. on Santa Fe Drive, near East Avenue, just south of Denair.

A woman and a male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A third man suffered major injuries. All three victims were believed to be in their 30s. They were traveling in a 2004 Chevrolet van that was struck head-on by a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by 43-year-old Charlie Everitt of Sacramento, Officer Eric Zuniga said.

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