Thousands without power as high winds blow across Southern

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A north wind blowing 60-mile-an-hour gusts
has knocked out power to thousands of people in Southern
The winds have knocked down power lines and blown blinding dust
across desert roadways.
More than 19,000 homes and businesses served by the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power are without electricity today.
Outages stretch from the San Fernando Valley to southern Los
The winds made for a blustery holiday in Southern California.
Forecasters look for them to subside by late today, although gusts
as high as 80 miles-an-hour are still possible. Utility crews are
on standby.
Unlike last month's hot, dry Santa Ana winds, the latest gusts
are coming from the north and have been cold and


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