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If a Tree Falls in Los Angeles...

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A tree falls in Beverly Hills (Photo by snoopmikey via Twitpic)
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Actually, several trees fell last night in Los Angeles thanks to those OMGWTF winds that whipped across the region from the afternoon and into the wee overnight hours. In some areas, the gusts hit 60 mph, says LA Now, and "[w]ind advisories and warnings were issued for areas from the Central Coast to Southern California."There were scattered reports of power outages, including locally in Los Feliz, and numerous reports of fallen trees. Just after midnight, Caltrans was working to clear a fallen tree that "blocked two lanes and caused a car crash on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway in the Cahuenga Pass," according to the Daily News. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Other fallen trees were reported in South Los Angeles, where phone and electrical wires and a resident's porch were taken out in the process, adds the Daily News. Twitter user snoopmikey took a snap of a tree that made quite the sound outside his Beverly Hills apartment.

The wind advisories are set to expire right now, and the temperatures are expected to go up into the high 70s, and possibly the low 80s by Wednesday.