Strong Winds Knock Out Power in Sierra Madre

SIERRA MADRE, Calif. (KTLA) — The howling winds are wreaking havoc on many Southland communities, toppling trees and knocking out power.

At one point Tuesday night in Sierra Madre, 70 percent of the homes were without power, affecting about 8,000 people.

There were also outages in West Covina, Arcadia and Chino Hills, as well as in parts of Los Angeles including east Hollywood, Larchmont and Mid-City.

Officials said that, since the region saw rain over the past several days, some falling branches were still wet and they fried electrical lines.

Some people in Sierra Madre who lost power around 5 p.m. Tuesday still did not have electricity on Wednesday morning.

LADWP crews were working around the clock to restore power. They said only about 10 to 15 percent of the residents were still in the dark.

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