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High winds in Lancaster topple power poles, force street closure

May 22, 2012 |  8:34 pm

High winds knocked down power poles in the Lancaster area.

High winds in the Lancaster area knocked down power lines and poles Tuesday evening and forced authorities to shut down all lanes of 110th Street West, the California Highway Patrol said.

The north-south street was closed from Avenue G to Avenue D. About 30 poles and power lines were strewn across the street, according to the CHP.

Three homes were affected, and utility crews estimated that it could take up to three days to replace all the poles and lines, the CHP said.

Earlier Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a high-wind advisory for the area, warning that northwest gusts of up to 60 mph could blow through.

It was unclear when the road would be reopened. 


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Map shows area where winds toppled power poles. Credit: The Times' Mapping L.A.