Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A stormy and windy Sunday

Tree down on Temple Street | Veronica Martinez

Tree down on Temple Street | Veronica Martinez

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. .

Echo Park

Just now in #EchoPark! Avoid driving in LA right now!!! Be safe!

A photo posted by Holly Payne (@bettydrapers_fatsuit) on

Highland Park

Windy day in L.A.

A video posted by chimichango (@chimichango) on

Lincoln Heights

Silver Lake

#silverlake #elnino @sarahhylandcomedy

A video posted by LM (@lm_lindamarie) on

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  1. Anyone having power problems in Echo Park? I have power but the appliances aren’t working and the lights are very dim. Internet works though!

    • Power out for several hours area of Alvarado near Kent, and surrounding neighborhood. Signals out at Alv/Kent but drivers being courteous and smart. We, also, have enough power to partially light lamp bulbs…very strange, never before experienced this phenomenon. Example: garbage disposal doesn’t work but fridge light is on rather feebly! Anyone cast light (!) on this?

      Thanks Eastsider for keeping us up on issue.

    • Lol ! If you have lived in Echo Park all your life you wouldn’t have to ask that question !
      Echo Park is on an old grid, old power poles and prone to power outages, brown outs in cold And hot weather.

  2. Not now, but we had brown-outs like that fairly often 10-15 years ago in Echo Park. I’d guess that whatever went down is giving you partial power.

  3. Same here: partial power. It’s definitely weird. At first thought maybe it was restored but fuse also blew. Silly me.

  4. I had partial power on Clinton/Alvarado, as long as the internet worked I was a happy camper! Very strange tho.

  5. Echo Park is notorious for longer than normal power outages.

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