Strong winds accompanied a storm today that knocked down trees as well as knocked out power in some neighborhoods. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning through 9 p.m., with winds gusts of as much as 60 miles an hour expected in some areas.
Twitter users reported that power was out in portions of Echo Park near Alvarado Street and Silver Lake along Griffith Park Boulevard. The Eastsider has contacted LADWP for more details. One of the largest power outages in the area has left more than 1,500 LADWP customers in East Hollywood without electrical service, according to the agency’s outage page. More than 400 customers in Lincoln Heights lost power as well.
Meanwhile, an Instagram user posted a photo of a large ficus tree that collapsed across the eastbound lanes of Temple Street near Alvarado Street in Echo Park. .
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