By Miriam Raftery
December 7, 2017 (San Diego) -- High winds roaring through San Diego County today have wreaked havoc.
In Carlsbad, a tree fell onto an elderly man and killed him. Santa Ana winds knocked a semi-truck and trailer onto their sides on I-8 east, shortly before high winds forced closure of I-8 east of Alpine. A sign truck was nearly blown off the towering Pine Valley Bridge. In Lakeside the community Christmas tree toppled over; Lakeside's Chamber of Commerce posted a photo on Facebook, vowing to restore it after the winds die down.
Strong winds also led SDG&E to shut off power to thousands of homes in communities across the region, with some slated to be without power for days.