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L.A. Wind Kicks In, Power Out in Los Feliz, Silver Lake

About 2,600 customers are affected Wednesday evening, 1,600 of them in Silver Lake.

L.A. Wind Kicks In, Power Out in Los Feliz, Silver Lake L.A. Wind Kicks In, Power Out in Los Feliz, Silver Lake

 

The strong Santa Ana winds expected are already at work, taking out power in parts of Los Feliz and Silver Lake Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says a total of about 2,600 customers are without electricity, in the two outages.

Twitter user Pat Saperstein first reported the Silver Lake outage at around 9:15 p.m.

Other users reported that it extends along Rowena Avenue, as well as parts of Griffith Park Boulevard, Hyperion Avenue and Tracy Street in Silver Lake

About 1,600 customers are affected, including, apparently, several Hyperion Avenue restaurants that did not pick up the phone when we called.

Another 1,000 customers in Los Feliz and Hollywood are also in the dark.

Twitter users also told us that they saw lights flickering on and off in Echo Park and Atwater Village.

The LADWP said via Twitter that crews are already working to restore power in Silver Lake and Los Feliz.

The agency is urging patience, however, as full restoration could take as long as ten hours.

The winds are expected to continue, peaking late Thursday afternoon. Gusts of up to 65 miles per hour are expected.

The winds are also creating brush fire risks.

A red flag "no parking" alert is also in effect for some Silver Lake and Echo Park streets, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Restrictions are issued when weather conditions include wind speeds of 25 mph or more and humidity of 15 percent or less.

Check the attached map for the exact locations, but streets include Landa and Altivo in the 90026 zip code, and Modjeska, Rosebud, Sunflower, Whitmore, Riverside and Landa in the 90039 zip code.

We'll have more on the story as it develops.

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