Power outages reported along Sierra Highway in Canyon Country

County public works crews tie stop signs to light poles to prevent them from blowing away in the heavy wind that caused power to go offline in Canyon Country Thursday morning. October 24, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

With the return of strong Santa Ana winds and a red flag warning in effect, some have begun to lose power, including the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus.

The campus, located at 17200 Sierra Highway, reportedly lost power around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to a social media post from the school.

“The (Canyon Country) campus is closed and classes are canceled,” spokesman Eric Harnish said. “The campus is expected to be back open on Friday.”

Power outages have also been reported along Sierra Highway with a traffic signal reported blacked out at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Vasquez Canyon Road just after 9 a.m.

“All we have is one signal out,” said Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. “We’re there directing traffic until county roads can get out there to help set up the stop sign until the power comes back on.”

COC’s Valencia campus remains open and classes are continuing as scheduled.

The red flag warning is expected to remain in place until Friday at 10 p.m.

County public works crews inspect traffic light control systems along Sierra Highway after high winds caused signals in the area to lose power Thursday morning. October 24, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

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