By Associated Press - Monday, March 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Powerful winds in Southern California have knocked out power for thousands and sent trees slamming into cars.

The Monday gusts left some 13,000 people in Los Angeles without power, including homes in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. The Department of Water and Power said it may take until 4 a.m. Tuesday to restore power.

One person was hurt in Whittier when a truck slammed into a downed tree, and many other falling trees around the region caused damage to cars.

In Sherman Oaks a downed power lines caused two trees to catch fire, but they were quickly put out.

Winds in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties topped 40 mph.

In Palmdale and Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County winds topped 50 mph.

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