Woodland Cleanup Crews Work to Clear Damage from Intense Winds
Clean-up crews in Woodland, Yolo County, are still working to clear the damage caused by Tuesday’s intense winds.
Power lines were knocked down and trees were uprooted as winds reached speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.
The damage occurred within minutes, and witnesses reported seeing power poles come down, trees snap in half and crush cars, and fences knocked down.
Businesses in the area lost power, and over 2,000 households were left without power.
Solis 5 power poles were knocked down, and three others were broken.
PG spokesperson said that they were able to reroute power to most households, but repairs need to be completed before the last 325 customers can get back on.
One woman described the damage as looking like a tornado, and people in the area say that they hope to be better prepared for future weather events.
The intersection of East and Gum Avenue in Woodland is still closed from Gibson all the way to Maine as crews work to clean up the damage.
Officials are asking people to avoid the area while the repairs are being made.