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Near-freezing temperatures in SoCal overnight

December 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Temperatures were expected to warm up Wednesday following a chilly night in Southern California.

Southern California residents bundled up and turned up their heaters to try and stay warm as near-freezing temperatures hit some areas overnight.

Some of the region's chilliest overnight lows included 29 degrees in Lancaster and Palmdale, 32 in Acton, 23 on Mount Wilson, 38 in Woodlands Hills and 39 in Newhall.

Downtown Los Angeles had an overnight low of 49, but it probably felt cooler because of the wind sweeping in out of the north, according to the Weather Service.

Gusty winds caused a lot of damage across Southern California Tuesday, In the Santa Clarita Valley, gusts up to 70 miles per hour blew through the area, knocking down tree branches and power poles.

More than 2,000 Department of Water and Power customers were without power Tuesday night due to wind-related problems. About 30 to 40 customers remain with power in South Los Angeles, where a fallen tree has interrupted service. Outages in Hancock Park and Marina Del Rey were resolved around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The winds are moving out of the area and temperatures are expected to warm up for the holiday.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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