LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Gusty Santa Ana winds blew across Southern California Thursday leaving hundreds of residents without power.
CBS2’s Evelyn Taft reported strong northerly winds lingered into this morning in the southwest areas of the state.
According to the National Weather Service, widespread wind advisories will remain in effect as the foothill communities and Newhall Pass will see the worst winds.
Some of the strongest gusts will occur over southern Santa Barbara County and through the 5 Freeway corridor in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Meanwhile, another round of damaging winds could reach up to 60 miles per hour, which are expected to linger in the mountain areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties tonight into Friday morning.
Several trees were knocked over as a result of the storm.
In West Los Angeles, a large tree fell on top of several vehicles, which subsequently broke the windows.
A family awoke to a loud crash in North Hills overnight after a tree uprooted from a sidewalk and toppled onto the roof of their home.
Southern California Edison has reported a total of 2,640 customers are without power in Culver City, Huntington Park, Hawthorne and Rancho Palos Verdes.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power estimates 6,800 customers are without power across Hollywood, Brentwood and Harvard Park.
An estimate for restoration has not yet been provided.