Southern California Edison is getting ready to cut off power to 280,000 customers ahead of today’s dangerously high winds in the Los Angeles area. This Santa Clarita resident says the middle of a pandemic is not the ideal time for the most intense wind event of the winter.
Gusts could reach speeds of up to 90mph in the foothills and mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties by the end of the day. Those who operate high-profile vehicles like vans and semi-trucks are highly advised to avoid travel today, if possible. Officials with Southern California Edison are worried about transformers shorting out or power lines getting blown down and sparking a major wildfire. The combination of a dry winter, recent record-breaking heat, and now a Red Flag Warning, are making for some of the highest wildfire danger of any day in recent memory.