HIGH WINDS TOPPLE TREES, POWER LINES ACROSS COUNTY

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East County News Service

Photo by Vanessa Nadeau at Bon Vue Drive, El Cajon.

Update: A Santee mother has been injured after a tree fell on her van, but her baby, also in the vehicle, is unharmed, KNSJ reports.

 

January 31, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Powerful winds and rains have resulted in numerous power outages, downed lines and fallen trees on roas and highway across our region in San Diego and East County. 

Check SDG&E’s outage map for  updates on outages in your area and expected restoration times: http://www.sdge.com/safety/outages/outage-map .

Here are the latest road hazards and weather condition reports compiled by our staff:

One person is dead in Pacific Beach after a tree fell, crushing cars, 10 News reports

Cal Fire reported a tree down in southbound lanes of State Route 67 at Dye Road in Ramona.

Another tree is blocking southbound lanes of 67 near Scrub Oaks, where a huge oak fell and nearly hit a vehicle.

A tree is blocking westbound lanes of State Route 78 in EL Cajon, CHP reports.

At I-8 west near Severin east of Fuerte in La Mesa, a car plunged off an embankment, landing on trolley tracks, CHP site indicates.

A tree is blocking eastbound lanes of Montezuma Valley Road/San Felipe Road.

Another tree is blocking the entire roadway of Echo Valley Road.

Southbound lanes of Riverwood Road in Lakeside are blocked by a eucalyptus treet.

In East County, a tree fell on a parked white sedan on Noakes Street, also knocking out a power line, per CHP.

Per scanner traffic, a tree is down in the Lexington/Jamacha area of El Cajon. 

A tree is blocking eastbound lanes of Dehesa and Sloan Canyon roads, CHP site reports.

A palm tree is blocking portions of Melody Lane and Granite Hills Drive in unincorporated El Cajon.

In La Mesa, a tree split and bell in a backyard at Strawberry Hills condominiums on Baltimore Drive.

Eastbound State Route 78 at El Camino will be closed until midnight for SDG&E emergency electrical work.

Trees are blocking Rockridge Road completely, where a medic has been stuck waiting for an hour and a half. 

A wind advisory is in effect in Borrego.

The National Weather Service advises that wild weather will continue tomorrow, so be prepared!

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