Southern California winds trigger scattered power outages
High winds caused power outages and debris-strewn backyards Thursday as strong gusts blew through the region.
Scattered outages were reported in Monrovia, Montebello, Altadena and Arcadia, where 6,077 customers were without services, said Lauren Bartlett, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison.
An additional 200 customers in Palm Springs reported outages, as well.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through early afternoon with winds expected to reach 35 mph.
Monrovia residents began reporting wind-related problems about 10:15 a.m., Lt. Patty Newton of the Monrovia Police Department told the Pasadena Star-News.
Southern California Edison also provided some safety tips. Battery-operated radios and flashlights should be stored in homes, as candles can be a significant fire hazard, Bartlett said.
"If a light at an intersection is down, consider it as a four-way stop," she advised.
-- Dalina Castellanos