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Wild Night of Winds Left Thousands In The Dark

Angelenos are having to walk and drive around plenty of fallen fronds this morning (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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Tuesday night's powerful winds left a fair share of destruction in their wake, and in the light of day it's time for clean up and getting power restored.

Thanks to wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour, power was knocked out for thousands of customers all over the region, including throughout L.A. County, and into Orange and Ventura counties, reports City News Service.

Both the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison reported outages affecting thousands of people. The LADWP said outages affected a wide range of customers in the evening and overnight; they reported customer outages in South Los Angeles, Encino, and the Fairfax district primarily, affecting over 2600 customers. SCE said over 17,000 of their customers were in the dark from Anaheim to the Ventura County Line, including Inglewood and Huntington Beach with the hardest hit in the San Gabriel Valley. Some customers in Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and West Covina were still getting their power restored as of this morning.

Some injuries were reported involving fallen trees: One person was injured when a tree fell on a car at 3132 S. Broadway, between 31st and 32nd streets in South Los Angeles, just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, and a palm tree fell into a home at 3310 Mont Clair St. in the Jefferson Park area, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

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Wednesday's weather involves more wind, cool temps, and sunny skies. The rain is due back in town Sunday and into Monday.