Southland escapes major damage

first_img Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Birmingham High School also remained dark Tuesday. Telephone service at the school was out, but officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District said generators were in use, and food service continued. Sutter Middle School experienced flooding in its cafeteria. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation reported that of 70 traffic signals that were out of service Monday, all but two had been restored by Tuesday. Calls for removal of fallen tree limbs to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works also increased slightly, an official said. And crews also worked Tuesday to clear mud and debris from Burbank’s Country Club Drive after a landslide closed the street. A total of 1.77 inches of rain fell in Van Nuys since Monday’s thunderstorm began, while 2.44 inches accumulated near Pacoima, according to the National Weather Service. Partly cloudy skies are expected this morning, clearing in the afternoon with highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s. Full sunshine is expected to return Thursday with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. This week’s powerful storm that crept away from the Southland on Tuesday left some areas flooded, muddy and without power, but caused no extensive damage, officials said. Power that had been knocked out for some 2,000 residents of Encino and Studio City on Tuesday had been restored to all but 600 of them by midafternoon. “There’s been an outage confined to the Valley, and it’s storm related,” said Carol Tucker, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. “There was a pretty large circuit that goes along Victory Boulevard, that partially lost power.” The Van Nuys Golf Course, the Encino Medical Plaza, Mulholland Middle School and an Army National Guard facility were affected, Tucker said. last_img read more