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Storm Watch: Trouble in the L.A. River; power out in Boyle Heights; SigAlert on the 110

Lightning viewed from Silver Lake | Matt Cowan

Fire department and LADWP crews have been busy responding to numerous problems after thunderstorms and showers moved through the area last night and this morning.

In Atwater Village,  fire crews checked on river bottom homeless encampments early this morning to make sure everyone had moved to higher ground after they received a report of a woman in the water. The woman was found out of the river and “firmly resisted” assistance, said the LAFD.

In Boyle Heights, as many as 300 LADWP customers were without power this morning before service was restored, according to the agency’s outage map. Very small outages were also reported in Lincoln Heights, Silver Lake and other neighborhoods.

On the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Freeway), a Sigalert was declared after a crash forced the closure of southbound lanes south of the 5 Freeway next to Elysian Park, according to the CHP. All lanes were reopened after 7 a.m.

The showers are expected to continue to diminish this morning, with partly skies expected this afternoon in advance of warmer weather, according to the National Weather Service.  A high of 83 is expected by Monday.

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