Strong, Potentially Damaging Winds With Gusts of Up to 70 MPH Lash L.A. County

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Strong, potentially damaging winds were forecast to continue across parts of Southern California on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The strongest winds were once again expected to hit mountain areas, where forecasters predicted gusts would reach up to 70 mph, the weather service stated. Parts of the coastal and valley areas of Los Angeles County could experience gusts of up to 50 mph.

Forecasters warned that the strong winds had the potential to down trees -- especially those weakened and diseased due to the state's ongoing drought -- and power lines.

On Monday, gusty winds brought down several trees and power lines, leaving tens of thousands of people without power in parts of Southern California at various points.

In total, Department of Water and Power crews restored service to more than 28,900 customers in L.A. County over the course of the day.

One woman also had to be rescued and was taken to a hospital after a tree fell on top of her car in South Los Angeles Monday morning.

Tuesday's winds also potentially created hazardous driving conditions for high-profile vehicles and elevated fire danger, according to the weather service.

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