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Storm hits county with winds and rain, knocks down trees and power lines

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The winter storm hitting Lake County on Thursday night and early Friday morning resulted in trees and power lines down, rocks and water in the roadways, and gusting winds.

Firefighters along with the California Highway Patrol and sheriff’s deputies responded to calls throughout the night as the storm continued to pound Lake County.

There were numerous reports of line down – on Jerusalem Grade and Spruce Grove Road near Middletown, Anderson Springs Road and Foard Road, Highway 175 at Salmina Road and Gold Hill Drive near Kelseyville and in the Morgan Valley Road area. In several of those cases, falling trees had knocked the lines down.

A tree that fell on Soda Bay Road and Mission Rancheria Road led to a noninjury crash when a vehicle hit the downed tree.

There also were reports of trees down on the Glasgow Grade portion of Highway 29, where one lane was blocked, as well as Wight Way in Kelseyville.

A boulder also had been reported in a lane of Highway 20 near Lucerne, with water reported to be covering a portion of Highway 29 south of Lower Lake near Murphy Springs Road and on Highway 175 at Harrington Flat Road early Friday morning.

Pacific Gas & Electric reported several small outages late Thursday night and early Friday morning, including one in Cobb affecting 60 customers and four in Hidden Valley Lake affecting another 211 customers.

The National Weather Service said wind gusts of 29 miles per hour were possible overnight.

Rain and winds are forecast to continue throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with showers expected to stop Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Because of the continued rain in the forecast, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Lake County on Thursday which will remain in effect until Friday afternoon.

Email Elizabeth Larson at elarson@lakeconews.com . Follow her on Twitter, @ERLarson, or Lake County News, @LakeCoNews.

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