Major Wind Storm Knocks Out LA Power
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES -- Powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, spreading wildfires, causing scattered power outages, whipping up blinding dust storms, and sending waves crashing ashore as a vigorous spring weather system swept through the state on its way across the West.
Rising winds were reported in Arizona, where 34 miles of Interstate 40 near Winslow were closed to traffic.
In Phoenix, blowing dust obscured the mountains surrounding the city, and at least four people were injured in a pileup when two semi-trucks jackknifed in a dust storm on I-10 in southern Arizona. The injuries were not life-threatening.
New Mexico was expected to start feeling the impact late Monday, and in Colorado, the blustery system was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow.
Northern California was first to feel the lashing blasts, which spread to the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.
At least a dozen trees came down in San Francisco, police officer John T
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