Winds and rain hit the Winterhaven and Bard in southeaster Imperial County Wednesday.

The storm hit about 6:00 p.m. and knocked down at least 12 utility poles and left over 350 IID customers without power. One motorist was trapped inside his car under downed power lines but was unhurt. A number of county roads in the area were closed due to the wind-caused damage. Imperial Irrigation District crews responded to the area as well as county road crews.