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Strong Winds Topple Trees, Damage Cars Across Parts Of Southland

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — High winds have toppled several trees throughout the Southland, damaging several vehicles and knocking out electricity to hundreds in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Southern California Edison crews worked through the night to restore power to at least 700 homes in Val Verde as a result of a toppled tree that knocked out two power lines and damaged a vehicle.

In Santa Monica, a large pine tree fell overnight, damaging three vehicles.

“Somebody came and knocked on my door and told me about it,” one of those vehicle owners said. “It’s a little bit funny to lose your car in a strange situation like this but I need a new car.”

A high wind warning forecasting winds of up to 60 miles per hour will remain in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as, the foothills, Inland Empire and Orange County.

A wind advisory — categorized by sustained winds of about 30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 35 miles per hour — will also remain in effect until 4 p.m. for the Inland Empire, Orange County, and along the coast.

Meteorologist Kaj Goldberg, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the high winds are the result of a strong offshore flow. The winds are expected to dissipate overnight.

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