Strong winds, snow flurries flow through La Crescenta

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Cleanup is underway after strong winds whipped through the La Crescenta area, toppling trees and scattering debris. (KABC)

Cleanup is underway Wednesday after strong winds whipped through La Crescenta. The storm even brought snow flurries to the area.

Workers used chain saws to clear a path through a labyrinth of broken branches, as they attempted to remove a giant pine tree from the living room of a La Crescenta home.

Stephanie Rodriguez lives next door to the home that was damaged by the tree. It happened Tuesday at about 10 p.m. on the 4900 block of Ramsdell Avenue, after a winter storm brought powerful wind gusts to the Crescenta Valley.

Fortunately, no one was home when the tree came down and no one was injured.

A few blocks away, a toppled pine tree slammed right into a parked car. Again, no one was hurt, but the car is a total loss.

Steve Kelly, who lives across the street, was one of the approximately 1,200 residents in La Crescenta who lost power as a result of the storm. Most of the power has since been restored.

Wednesday morning, Southern California Edison crews worked to repair downed power lines.

The National Weather Service reported snowflakes seen at 1,700 feet beginning around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with wind gusts clocking in at 40 to 50 mph.

Residents said it was the first snow in the foothills in about five years.

The high winds are not expected to stick around, but the bone-chilling conditions will. Temperatures area expected to dip into the 20s Wednesday night.

Pam Weber, who works at Armstrong Nursery in La Canada, said residents need to protect their plants from the frigid conditions.

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