San Diego. Strong Santa Ana winds, a typical weather phenomenon for the region, hit Southern California with gusts of 100 miles per hour in some parts, overturning several trailers on various highways and sending down huge trees between 80 and 100 feet, including a eucalyptus Trees fell. in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park that briefly trapped a woman.
The National Weather Service reported gusts as high as 180 km/h in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles and near Julian in the mountains of San Diego County and over 145 km/h near Banning Pass in Los Angeles County. Winds blow fast.
Authorities received reports of several truck crashes on highways in the area from San Diego to the Los Angeles metropolitan area. In San Diego County, the California Highway Patrol closed sections of Interstate 8 as several freight trucks ran toward the shore, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Police say a 30-year-old woman crashed into a eucalyptus tree in Balboa Park just after 8 a.m. and was trapped until rescuers freed her. He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The city of San Diego closed the 1,200-acre park shortly after at least two dozen trees were downed in and around the park, blocking roads and crosswalks. A golf course, another park and a lake area were also closed.
Three trees fell in a San Diego suburb, blocking a main driveway of a residence where firefighters helped a woman escape through a window. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that two trees fell on driveways and at least one vehicle was damaged.
“The winds are blowing trees over apartments, cars and people everywhere,” Jose Yesia, a spokesman for the city of San Diego, told the newspaper. “It’s hard to keep up.”
According to San Diego Gas & Electric, thousands of people were without power.
The wind blew up dust that prompted a poor air quality warning from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Advisory has been issued for small vessels in coastal waters.
High wind watches and advisories remained in effect until the evening when mild weather was forecast.