Glendale may have escaped much of the mayhem and destruction seen in neighboring cities after Wednesday night’s powerful Santa Ana winds, but the toll was still extensive.
At least 30 large trees were toppled throughout the city, smashing cars and bringing down power lines that caused isolated power outages, forcing six Crescenta Valley schools to hold classes without electricity.
No injuries were reported, but officials warned that it would take some time to clear debris and remove fallen trees. Broken tree limbs and other debris closed Verdugo Adobe Park on Thursday, and multiple trees were toppled at nearly every park, including at least 20 at Brand Park.
Trees also fell onto at least five cars in Glendale, and caused a mess in many neighborhood streets, including on North Jackson Street, where a roughly 45-foot-tall tree snapped and fell into the parkway.
“It's a pretty good piece of destruction here,” said David Fortune, who lives on the street.