Strong wind across Southern California knocked down trees and power lines, causing outages across the Los Angeles area Tuesday.
Wind gust in the mountains could be as strong as 50-60 mph, while the majority of the LA area was experiencing wind gusts of about 25-45 mph, NBC4 meterologist Fritz Coleman said.
With gusty winds howling through the Los Angeles area, the Department of Water and Power reported outages in the Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Mid-Wilshire and Fairfax district areas. Newschopper4 Alpha also monitered outages in the Koreatown area.
It was not immediately clear how many customers were affected by the power outages, but crews were at work on restoring service, the DWP said.
LADWP was urging all customers to use caution around downed power lines and poles. If you see a downed wire, immediately dial 911, the DWP said, warning customers to never touch a downed power line.
In addition to the power outages, a tree fell onto the 10 Freeway westbound near the Crenshaw Boulevard exit, causing traffic delays. Another tree in Baldwin Park fell into a home.
As Newschopper4 Alpha flew over the city, multiple transformers could be seen exploding, likely causing even more power outages and damage.