There was ice and slush on Interstate 10 in Banning when 19 people were injured in a multi-vehicle series of crashes Saturday night, according to Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol.
The incident was first reported at 9:04 p.m. Saturday on the eastbound 10 just west of 22nd Street, according to the CHP.
Road surfaces at the crash scene were "covered with approximately 1/2" of ice and slush," Jody Hagemann of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.
Five engine crews and 11 ambulance crews responded, Hagemann said.
"A total of 19 patients to be transported (1 moderate, 18 minor)," Hagemann stated at 9:50 p.m. "All will be transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals."
Five to six vehicles were involved, according to the CHP.
A is pushing through the San Gorgonio Pass, and forecasters warned Saturday night and early Sunday could see .