High winds wreak havoc in San Diego County

Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 18:52:00-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Thursday's high winds caused numerous problems around San Diego.

At Lindbergh Field, air traffic controllers reversed flight operations to have planes take off toward the east.

-- The high wind conditions prompted San Diego Gas & Electric to turn off power to parts Pine Valley.

-- In Carlsabd, a tree branch believed to have been knocked down by the windy conditions fell on a man at Holiday Park. He was declared dead at the scene. Read story

-- A tree likely sent down by wind ended up on westbound I-8 near Lake Murray Boulevard. The fallen tree blocked lanes but no cars were damaged.

-- Social media users around San Diego, including our 10News staff, shared their experiences with Thursday's high-end event:


A little windy out here today! Stay safe everyone. . . #sdra #horsesofsdra #windy #santaana #december #somuchdust #thatlastgust

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Boat is a rockn’ today. Not going to stop this party though! #pontoon #sandiego #windy #windybeach #party

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