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Students get 'wind day' as school canceled in several districts [Updated]

December 1, 2011 |  8:14 am

High winds forced several school districts and campuses throughout the San Gabriel Valley and L.A. area to cancel classes as power outages and fallen trees wreaked havoc into Thursday morning.

School district closures include:

  • Alhambra Unified
  • Arcadia Unified
  • La Canada Unified
  • Monrovia Unified
  • Pasadena Unified
  • San Gabriel Unified
  • San Marino Unified

[Updated at 9:08 a.m.: Azusa Unified and South Pasadena Unified have also canceled classes at all schools.]

Individual campus closures include:

  • Campbell Hall in Studio City
  • Flintridge Preparatory School
  • Pasadena City College
  • Westridge School in Pasadena

Los Angeles Unified School District reported that all schools are open Thursday.

The cities of Pasadena and Sierra Madre have declared states of emergency.

The National Weather Service said the high winds are expected to continue through the morning and die down in the afternoon. They will likely kick back up in the evening. Gusts were reported near 100 mph Wednesday night. A high-wind advisory will remain in effect through Friday.


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-- Abby Sewell and Matt Stevens