SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- High-wind warnings were issued across Southern California on Monday as gusts of up to 80 mph roared across the region.
The National Weather Service issued a high-wind warning over the weekend that was expected to last until 6 a.m. Tuesday, with the strongest winds hitting Monday. Los Angeles County, the valleys and Orange County can expect winds to blow through in the afternoon and evening. Gusts up to 80 mph were expected to hit the mountains, while the valleys could see 60 mph winds and the high desert could see 70 mph winds. The NWS said gusts up to 100 mph are likely over exposed higher elevation ridges.
The NWS also warned that the high winds Monday could down power lines and tree limbs, cause property damage and create hazardous driving conditions.
In Valley Village, a large, downed tree pinned two cars underneath its massive branches. A few steps away, at least one power pole also came crashing down.
In San Marino, downed power lines may have caused a house in the 2500 block of Huntington Drive to catch fire.
Southern California Edison reported that the strong winds knocked out power for 9,600 customers by 3 p.m.
In the Santa Clarita Valley, part of the 14 Freeway was shut down due to extreme winds and a dust storm that significantly cut down visibility.