Thousands without power as gusty winds knock down power lines

- Los Angeles Department of Water & Power crews were working Tuesday morning to restore power to a few thousand customers after strong winds took down power lines.

Winds of 20-30 mph caused limbs, trees and power lines to topple Monday.

While still working outages across Los Angeles, with more than 2,300 customers still without power in Studio City, most customers had power restored as of 2 a.m. today.

Felled lines were blamed for setting some large trees ablaze in the 400 block of South Arden Boulevard in Hancock Park Monday, but no one was injured, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Elsewhere, more than 1,700 DWP customers in Sherman Oaks lost power for a time Monday after a tree fell and landed on a car, taking power lines with it, the fire department reported.

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