February blows in with more strong winds [updated]

Martha Benedict

Martha Benedict

The winds blowing across the Eastside this morning don’t appear as strong as Sunday’s gusts but they are still causing some problems, including knocking down more trees and blowing palm fronts and other debris across streets and sidewalks.

Firefighters who battled a large blaze in Glassell Park this morning were challenged by 25 mph wind gusts, according to the L.A. Fire Department. Meanwhile, LADWP customers in Boyle Heights, Echo Park and other neighborhoods were without power earlier this morning. At one point, according Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, more than, 1,200 customers in Echo Park were without electrical service.

The National Weather Service said that the Los Angeles area can expect northwest winds of between 20 mph to 35 mph through 9 p.m., when a wind advisory is scheduled to expire.

Update: The number of LADWP customers without power at 11:45 am totaled 425 in Boyle Heights, 1,489 in East Hollywood, 1,272 in Echo Park, and 837 in Silver Lake.

Atwater Village

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Echo Park

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