EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA.com) — A series of power outages are being reported around the Southland.
Some of the outages are due to rain or wind causing downed power lines, authorities said.
In El Segundo, police early Sunday afternoon advised “there are multiple power outages throughout the city due to high winds and rain. Some traffic signals along Sepulveda Blvd. and Rosecrans Ave. are out. Vehicle traffic is heavy in those areas.” Police said as of 5:15 p.m., all traffic lights were back in service.
SoCal Edison said at least 71,500 customers are without power.At 6:30 p.m., they revised that number upward to “more than 80,000.”
As of 5:30 p.m., LADWP said 41,000 of their customers were without power in areas ranging from Leimart Park, Mar Vista, Sawtelle, Canoga Park and East Hollywood. More than 10,000 without power were located in Mid-Wilshire and Palms.
Outages have also been reported in Sherman Oaks, Studio City and Gardena.
In West Hollywood, a scaffold attached to a high-rise has blown loose causing traffic problems in the area of 8800 Sunset Boulevard.
Part of the roof of a house in East Los Angeles has also blown off, according to a report from the National Weather Service.
Large trees are reported down in Newhall, Universal City, South Gate, Palos Verdes Estates, Baldwin Hills, on the 134 Freeway in Burbank and in Whittier where some caused damage to homes or vehicles.
The Manhattan Beach Police Department announced that the Pier was being closed “until further notice” due to hazardous weather conditions.
The Redondo Beach Police also closed the Monstad Pier to fishermen “due to high and dangerous waves.”
One motorist was killed in San Diego when a tree knocked down by powerful winds slammed into the driver’s car,