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Updated: San Marino Declares Emergency; Huntington Closed (Photos)

High winds knocked out power in the city and downed more than 250 trees.

11:30 a.m. tweeted that it will be closed Thursday to clean up from the wind storm:

@TheHuntington The Huntington The Huntington is closed today for safety reasons and for major clean-up of downed trees and debris.

Previously: The city of San Marino has declared an emergency because of wind damage. The has closed schools for the day, as has

Power is out in much of the city, and officials say they have received calls for 250+ down trees/branches reported.

San Marino joins the cities of Pasadena and Sierra Madre in declaring emegencies in the wake of Wednesday night’s violent windstorm, which hit the San Gabriel Valley particularly hard.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation's biggest utility, reported 88,700 of its 1.4 million customers were without as the sun rose. The hardest-hit communities were Playa Del Rey, Venice, El Sereno, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Hills, Los Feliz, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, and Encino, City News Service reported.

Southern California Edison, which serves Southland customers outside Los reported that 211,300 of its customers were without power as a of outages that began Wednesday night. SCE spokeswoman Vanessa McGrady the hardest hit areas were generally near the Foothill (210) Freeway and Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Altadena, Sierra Madre, San Gabriel and Alhambra, according to CNS.

Stay with Patch throughout the day as we update this information. Meanwhile, if you’ve experienced damage or power outages, please post a comment or photo here and let us know where you are.

Useful links for readers:

LAFD Live Updates
http://lafd.blogspot.com/

SCE Outage Map
http://www.sce.com/AOC_Outagemap/OutageMap.html

Department of Water and Power (L.A.)
www.ladwpnews.com under “News Releases” for the latest info on power outages and service restorations.

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