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High Surf, Wild Winds Pound Southern California

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A spring storm that battered Northern California Saturday continues to move south, dumping snow in the mountains above Los Angeles and bringing big waves to beaches.

CBS2’s Meteorologist Rich Fields reports that the high winds will ease off about 10 p.m. Sunday but the high surf is expected to continue through noon Monday.

Swells of up to 15 feet were reported Sunday at Hermosa Beach and Seal Beach. Waves topping eight feet were spotted off San Diego.

Winds gusting to 55 mph and accumulating snow at elevations above 4,500 feet prompted the NWS to issue a winter weather advisory for the mountains of northern LA County.

Meantime, high winds knocked out power to about 3,000 LADWP customers. Of those, 2,400 customers are in the West Adams area.

The LADWP reports that crews are on scene and are working to restore the electricity.

The California Highway Patrol says vehicles were getting stuck in heavy snowdrifts west of Frazier Park.

Forecasters say dry, warm Santa Ana winds were expected to move into the region on Monday.

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