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Rains give way to fierce winds in the L.A. area; 60-mph gusts are forecast [Updated]

October 25, 2010 | 10:49 am

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Rains gave way to heavy winds in parts of Southern California on Monday morning, prompting a weather warning.

The National Weather Service clocked wind gusts of 39 mph in Van Nuys, 55 mph in Saugus and 56 mph at Lake Palmdale.

The weather service has issued a high-wind warning for some mountain and pass areas of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that lasts until 6 p.m. Gusts of up to 60 mph are forecast.

Rains overnight caused flooding that temporarily shut down some transition lanes at the interchange of the 405 and 105 freeways. Wet roads caused several accidents, including an incident early Monday on the 605 in which a car flipped over.

Clear conditions are forecast for Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday. But more rain is possible Friday and Saturday.

[Updated at 2:09 p.m.: According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a woman suffered a head injury when a tree fell onto a home in Granada Hills. A tree also fell in the Brentwood Glen area.]

[Updated at 2:34 p.m.: As of 1 p.m., the weather service clocked gusts of 31 mph in Burbank, 41 mph in the Malibu Hills and 40 mph in Lancaster.]

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: A large eucalyptus tree fell onto a house injuring a woman on Kingsbury Street in Granada Hills Monday. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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