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Utilities restoring power as Southern California winds ease

Southern California Winds
Posted at 12:29 PM, Nov 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-26 16:48:14-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds are declining in strength across Southern California and utilities are restoring electricity to thousands of customers whose power was cut to prevent wildfires.

The seasonal dry winds produced fierce gusts on Thanksgiving Day, toppling trees and causing other damage while public safety power shutoffs disrupted traditional family dinners. No major wildfires were reported during the peak of the Santa Ana wind event but red flag warnings for fire danger will remain in effect until Friday evening.

About 21,000 Southern California Edison customers and 1,100 San Diego Gas & Electric customers remain without power Friday afternoon.