Heavy Winds Topple Trees in West Hollywood and North Hollywood

A tree toppled onto a house on the 8800 block of Rosewood Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Manny Rodriguez)

A large tree fell onto a house on the 8800 block of Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood today, one of at least two trees uprooted as gusting winds battered parts of the greater Los Angeles area. Another tree was uprooted by the winds and landed on traffic lanes at Magnolia Boulevard and Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood. No injuries were reported in the Rosewood incident.

The windy conditions were expected to continue overnight and into Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory that will remain in effect until 3 p.m. Friday for the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area and the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. The advisory will last until 3 p.m. Saturday in the Los Angeles County mountains.

The Los Angeles County mountains are expected to have 20 to 30 mph winds, with gusts up to 55 mph in some areas, most notably in the Grapevine area, making driving a challenge for high-profile vehicles.

Winds in the Santa Monica Mountains and valley areas are expected to range from 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph in the valleys and 50 mph in the mountains.

Even areas not included in the wind advisory will still have some blustery conditions. In the metro area, particularly along the coast, winds are expected to range from 15 to 25 mph, with some gusts up to 35 mph.

The Weather Service reported peak winds Thursday afternoon of 43 mph in Van Nuys, 40 mph in Brentwood, 55 mph in Castaic and 37 mph in the Topanga area.

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carleton croninc
1 year ago

There are many more large trees in West Hollywood at risk for toppling in heavy winds. Our high ground water may prevent roots from reaching far enough intoo tye soil. The small spaces on the parkways of our streets also crowd the roots which become destructive and not really well-founded.

carleton croninc
1 year ago

A great many of the mature trees in West Hollywood’s narrow residential streets are far out of scale and will continue to be problems until replaced. Certainly, they give shade, provide needed oxygen to the atmosphere and cover for our diminishing species of birds. They also, especially the notorious ficus breed so beloved by city arborists, invade with their roots sidewalks, planted areas and irrigation lines, utility lines and, in my own case, a sewer line from which the green giant in front has taken sustenance over the past forty years to reach its current hulking dimensions. I do fear… Read more »

Jim Seidelman
Jim Seidelman
1 year ago

So what happened on Laurel Canyon on Christmas night between the Country Store and Mt. Olympus? Had to make a U turn and go back to Mulholand to get to West Hollywood.

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