Pacific storm hits Southern California; 5,000 without power in San Diego

San Diego (PPN) – Its been 6 years since Southern California has had a storm as bad as the one coming this weekend. High winds are expected to be between 50 and 60 mph. The National Weather Service expects bad weather in San Diego County up until midnight tonight and tomorrow. The rain began in San Diego county around 3 p.m. today.

High winds have snapped trees, damaging homes in Los Angeles, San Diego, and surrounding areas. SDG&E reported about 5,000 are without power in San Diego County. Winds are so high and whistling so loudly that you can hear it from inside of a building.

Flood and surf warnings are also in affect. California Highway Patrol, CHP, closed all northbound lanes on the 101 Freeway, north of Ventura because several feet of mud is covering the roadways making it difficult to drive through. The CHP is encouraging everyone to drive safely.

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