SoCal Hit by Powerful Winds, Downed Power Lines – Christina Pascucci Reports

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Southern California Edison is already fielding calls about downed powerlines as wild winds whip accross SoCal Monday.

The National Weather Service warns that gusts could reach 60 to 80mph.

A high wind warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Tuesday for the Santa Clarita Valley, the Antelope Valley, and Ventura County mountains and the Los Angeles County mountains.

There is a wind advisory from noon on Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday for the Los Angeles County coast and the San Gabriel Valley.

A high wind warning has also been issued from 11 a.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the San Fernando Valley.

The Orange County coast, the valleys of the Inland Empire and the Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains will also see strong winds.

Southern California Edison is warning its nearly five million customers to keep their eyes open for downed power lines and report them immediately.

The California Public Utilities Commission is conducting an extensive report on SCE.

It notes that, back in 2011, more than 4,000 customers waited for days to have their power restored. SCE insists that their top priority is safety.

Officials say that extra repair crews are standing by to fix downed power lines as soon as possible.

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