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Amtrak service suspended from New York to Boston, New Haven

Dec. 5, 2019 7:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak service has been temporarily suspended from New York to Boston and New York to New Haven after reported power outages. An emergency notification sent by New York City announced the passenger rail service was being suspended between New York and Boston in both directions due to...

Downed trees, closed roads slow storm power restoration

Dec. 4, 2019 6:21 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Crews were working in New Jersey Wednesday to restore electricity to 26,127 homes and businesses that lost service during a snowstorm, but it may be late Friday night before all have their power back, Jersey Central Power & Light said. Most of the customers were in Sussex County,...

Lingering snowstorm wreaks havoc on Boston commute

Dec. 3, 2019 7:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lasting snowstorm hit much of New England at the height of the morning commute Tuesday and continued to hang around for most of the day, snarling travel and closing schools. The wintry weather that moved into the region Sunday night brought more than 2 feet of snow to parts of upstate...

Thousand still without power in New Jersey after major storm

Dec. 3, 2019 1:02 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of utility customers in New Jersey remain without power after a massive storm dropped snow, sleet and rain across the state for two days. Jersey Central Power and Light is reporting 41,634 homes and businesses are without electricity Tuesday afternoon. They are mainly in...

Candle may have sparked fire that killed 7-year-old boy

Dec. 3, 2019 8:59 AM EST

MOSCOW MILLS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri mobile home fire that killed a 7-year-old boy apparently started in the area where a candle was burning after a power outage. KSDK-TV reports that Jaxon Parks was found dead inside his grandmother’s home early Saturday in Moscow Mills, about 60...

Tech aims to predict problems on power lines before disaster

Dec. 2, 2019 1:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before they cause equipment failures, blackouts or even deadly accidents. The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life...

Power for thousands in California after snow, rainstorms

Dec. 1, 2019 6:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of residents have been affected by power outages in the mountains outside Los Angeles and in Northern California after rain and snowstorms walloped the state. Nearly 9,000 Southern California Edison customers lacked electricity on Sunday in and around Lake Arrowhead about 62...

The Latest: Snowy Grand Canyon town declares emergency

Nov. 29, 2019 7:20 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in Arizona (all times local): 5 p.m. A town just outside Grand Canyon National Park has declared an emergency because of power outages and severe weather. Coconino County officials said Friday that Tusayan, Arizona has substantial snow and lost power at...

Crews restoring power in Michigan, Indiana

Nov. 28, 2019 11:31 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Utilities in Michigan and Indiana say they’ve restored power to most of their customers but that thousands remain in the dark after high winds swept through the region. In a news release, Indiana Michigan Power says that about 13,000 customers saw their power knocked out by...

The Latest: Highway lanes from California to Oregon reopen

Nov. 28, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the pre-Thanksgiving wintry storm (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 have reopened heading from Redding, California, all the way to the Oregon border. California transportation officials said Wednesday the freeway was clear and no chains are...