Gusty offshore winds sweep across Southern California and topple trees

Gusty winds sweeping across Southern California toppled trees this week onto roads, cars and yards.

In Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood, a tree fell onto an SUV Monday night and closed the westbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard for several hours. No one was hurt.

Similar scenes were reported throughout Los Angeles.

In Los Feliz, another tree was toppled by high winds onto the roof of a home in the 1600 block of Talmadge Street and brought down power lines.

Downed trees and debris in the roadway were also reported in Inglewood, La Mirada and Woodland Hills.

The National Weather Service said the offshore winds were gusting Tuesday in many mountain and valley areas and would be strongest in the morning hours.

Periods of wind were expected to continue through the week.

Portions of video used in this story are restricted to the Los Angeles area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.