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Southern California Wakes Up To Cold, Blustery Santa Ana Winds

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — Frigid, gusty winds roared through Southern California overnight, and continued throughout the day Tuesday.

A high wind warning will be in effect until 10 p.m. in the Los Angeles County Mountains and the Santa Monica Mountains. A wind advisory will be in place until 10 p.m. in the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.

A wind advisory along the coast, in metropolitan and downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills expired at 3 p.m.

Overnight, gusty weather brought down trees and power lines in Santa Clarita, and a tree came crashing down onto Sand Canyon Road, taking some telecommunication lines with it.

It was not immediately clear if any homes were left without service as a result, but the tree briefly blocked Sand Canyon Road, one of the few roads that connect the rural community to the 14 Freeway. The road was cleared by 6 a.m.

The windy weather was also treacherous for big rig drivers from Fontana, where one big rig with an empty trailer was blown over, to Chatsworth, where another big rig carrying bubble wrap ended up blocking lanes. It was not clear what caused the Chatsworth crash, but wind gusts were also reported in the area.

The whipping winds were accompanied by freezing temperatures in the mountains and deserts and lows in the 40s in Los Angeles and Orange counties, along the coasts and in the valleys.

Highway 14, the 5, 15 and the 215 freeways are expected to be especially windy, along with the Cajon Pass below the 210 Freeway, the 10 through the San Gorgonio Pass and the foothills north of Rancho Cucamonga. Gusts were also predicted on the canyon roads through the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, Calabasas and Agoura.

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