Residents on Superior Street in Northridge awoke to find a massive tree blocking the entire roadway. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews, armed with chainsaws and a hydraulic crane, chopped the tree into sections after it landed on a parked car.
The owner of the vehicle said she was unaware that it had been damaged until she went out to walk her dog in the morning.
"I saw the construction crew and I remembered that I'd parked my car here. So I went ahead and checked -- to make sure that nothing happened to my car," said Lilibeth Orozco. "Unfortunately, I got closer and my car was the one with the (tree) trunk on it."
No injuries were reported.
The incident, which left several branches tangled in power lines, left customers in the immediate area without power. The utility later restored service.
The National Weather Service extended a wind advisory for the San Fernando Valley until 3 a .m. Monday. Advisories for the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County Mountains were also scheduled to expire at that time.
An advisory for the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area was expected to last until 9 p.m. Sunday.
Strong winds that impacted SW Calif. last night will continue to gradually diminish this afternoon into tonight. Will see some wind gusts 30-45 mph across the mountains and valleys through tonight with wind advisories remaining in effect. #LAwind #LAWeather #cawx #Socal pic.twitter.com/PIf7KT0Rto— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 14, 2021