Tree Crashes Down on Parked Cars Amid Powerful West L.A. Winds; Thousands Remain Without Power

Cleanup crews were removing a ficus tree Friday morning that came crashing down on four vehicles as powerful winds blew across West Los Angeles overnight.

A ficus tree is seen after crashing down on four cars in West Los Angeles on April 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A ficus tree is seen after crashing down on four cars in West Los Angeles on April 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident occurred near the intersection of Ohio and Butler avenues in the Sawtelle neighborhood.

The tree knocked down power lines as it toppled onto three cars and one SUV, video from the scene showed.

Power was out in the neighborhood as crews worked to remove debris from the downed tree.

No injuries were reported.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and power was reporting 11,500 outages throughout the L.A. area as of about 10:30 a.m.

Southern California Edison had repaired the majority of their outages by Friday morning, according to a spokesperson. Just one wind related outage remained in the L.A. area.

The downed trees and outages come as northerly winds blew across Southern California Thursday night, bringing gusts of up to 52 mph to UCLA and 40 mph to LAX, according to the National Weather Service.