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Central Coast CHP has driving safety precautions for tourists heading home

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The holidays are officially over and people are heading back home from their vacations amidst the wet weather on the Central Coast.

The forecast still has rainfall predictions today and throughout the week.

As tourists and visitors return home CHP asks drivers to keep precautions while driving on wet roads.

CHP officer Maria Barriga said drivers should leave with enough time to prevent any fast driving.

Drivers are also recommended to check windshield wipers and headlights.

People on the road are also recommended to check traffic advisories for accidents and floods before heading out.

Barriga also recommends drivers not stop on freeways while in these weather conditions.

Freeways commonly become flooded, and CHP recommends vehicles exit the freeway.

Tourists said they experienced some power outages from the New Year's Eve storm but they will be returning to the Central Coast.

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