Eucalyptus Falls In Laurel Canyon
Posted by Aiza Cayanan on Feb 21, 2010 - 3:01:47 PM
A eucalyptus tree fell on some power lines
LAUREL CANYON—On Saturday, February 13, a eucalyptus
tree fell on power lines, breaking two wooden utility poles and knocking
off a transformer.
The incident happened sometime around midnight when
the residents of Laurel Canyon heard the loud crash and telephoned
Although, Jane Galbraith of the Department of Water
and Power could not be reached as of press time for any additional information
or comments, she reiterated that the 2,000 people who were without power had
the power restored before 1 in the afternoon.
A video crew at the scene reported that the tree
mostly blocked the Laurel Canyon Boulevard at North Laurel Canyon Place.
The area in which the incident occurred is close to
where the rains have affected much of the Hollywood Hills area. As a result,
authorities have closed up Laurel Canyon Drive, which covers between Mulholland
Drive (where erosions have happened) and Lookout Mountain.
Now, southbound Laurel Canyon traffic is headed east
at the Mulholland signal towards the Woodrow Wilson
Drive and Nichols Canyon Road south to Hollywood.
Also, northbound traffic is headed for the
Valley towards Lookout Mountain and Laurel Pass avenues, and then east on
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