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Power outages are possible for Socle Edison customers amid high winds and high fire hazards.

Power outages are possible for thousands of Southern California consumers as the area prepares for high winds and high fire hazards on Monday.

The utility tweeted, “Due to weather conditions that may pose a high risk of fire, the Public Safety Power Shut Office is under consideration for some communities in Socle.”

More than 5,600 customers in Los Angeles County and about 3,170 customers in Ventura County were in areas under consideration for power outages by 10 a.m.

Strong winds are expected on Monday afternoon and evening, when winds could reach a critical level of 50 to 70 mph in mountainous areas.

Although winds are expected to blow almost everywhere, the Weather Service says strong and potentially damaging winds will be felt in Santa Barbara County, Grape, Antelope Valley, Los Pedres National Forest and Angeles National Forest.

Residents could see power outages, falling trees and airport delays as strong winds blow in the area, the Weather Service said. Citizens are advised to exercise caution while driving.

At about 10 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, a section of State Route 14 in Antelope Valley was closed due to a “major dust storm,” which caused poor visibility for drivers.

Visibility could fall sharply and create dangerous driving conditions, officials said. Drivers were advised to slow down and use headlights.

Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium, scheduled for Monday at 6:37 p.m., could also be affected. The series against the giants is one to one.

Dry winds are expected in the southern mountains and the Antelope Valley area, with a brief fire season on Monday due to strong winds, forecasters said.

Dangerous boat conditions are also expected Monday afternoon and night.

Amid high surf conditions, waves 8 feet high are expected off the coasts of LA and Ventura.

Along the central coast, waves of 13 feet high and dangerous ripples are expected. Some minor coastal flooding is also possible.


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