Thanksgiving weather in Los Angeles: Strong winds leave behind damage across SoCal; possible power shutoffs through Thanksgiving

Santa Ana winds continued to whip across Southern California Thursday, toppling large trees in residential neighborhoods as thousands of people had their power cut on Thanksgiving in an effort to prevent wildfires. Southern California Edison said power was cut to more than 75,000 customers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino counties as of Thursday evening. The utility cuts the power during strong Santa Ana-wind events because of the risk from power lines and equipment being damaged and sparking wildfires. Some Orange County neighborhoods also saw damage from the strong winds.

Winds continued to whip across Southern California overnight, toppling several large trees over as thousands of people had their power cut on Thanksgiving in an effort to prevent wildfires. In Westminster overnight, the strong wind may have sparked several fires when it pulled down some power lines, knocking a tree over.

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