Strong winds blew across L.A. County Tuesday.
A high wind warning will be in force in the San Gabriel Mountains until noon amid winds of 25 to 40 miles per hour and 60-mph gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A less serious wind advisory will be in effect noon in the Santa Monica Mountains, as well as in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys … along the coast, in beach cities, metropolitan Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills.
In the valleys, forecasters expect winds of 20-35 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph.
“Damaging winds will blow down large objects such as trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high- profile vehicles,” warned the NWS. “Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.”
Roadways affected by gusty and potentially hazardous cross winds include Interstate 5 and Highway 14, the Antelope Valley Freeway, in the San Gabriels; Kanan, Malibu Canyon, Topanga, and Decker Canyon Roads in the Santa Monicas; Interstates 5 and 405 and Highways 14, 23, 101, and 118 in the valleys; and Pacific Coast Highway and the 10 and 405 freeways in Los Angeles, according to the NWS.
“People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive,” said the NWS.
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