Several down trees in Kearny Mesa caused problems for drivers, who had to weave in, around and over branches and debris. A gas station’s price sign dangled in the wind along Balboa Avenue.
In Hillcrest, residents had to be evacuated along Thorn Street due to a gas leak, San Diego Fire-Rescue Capt. J. Harris said.
“What we have is a gas line that was severed by a tree that fell down probably due to the high winds that we’re experiencing in San Diego,” said Harris. “Tell people to watch where they are and watch their surroundings.”
Fox 5 viewers sent in pictures of snapped trees in Marina Village and Mission Valley, shattered solar panels in Mission Beach, fences falling over in Scripps Ranch, a shattered glass table in Lakeside and a ton of accumulated tumbleweed in Tijuana.
The county is not out of the woods yet as more wind is on the way, according to Fox 5 meteorologist Aloha Taylor. Strong wind gusts will continue until 5 p.m. Thursday.