Strong Winds Topple Trees, Cause Power Outages Across SoCal; Motorists Urged to Take Caution

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Strong winds moved through Southern California Tuesday afternoon, toppling trees and causing power outages for thousands of residents.

The northwest to north winds were expected to be strongest in the afternoon through Tuesday night, but will linger into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters predicted widespread wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph, while the mountain and foothill areas could experience 60 to 70 mph gusts.

Motorists traveling on the 5 and 101 freeways, especially those driving large vehicles, could be affected, the L.A. and Ventura county division of Caltrans said.

Fallen trees were reported across Southern California, including in the Mid-City neighborhood of LosAngeles, where a large tree fell and crushed a pickup truck.

Tuesday evening, outage maps with LADWP and SoCal Edison showed dozens of blocks were experiencing power outages in sporadic pockets across the city. At 6 p.m.

LADWP's outage map showed that nearly 2,500 customers were without power in Los Feliz. The utility told customers to prepare for the outage to last up to 12 hours in an 8:33 p.m. tweet.

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