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A person takes a photo with their phone during a major snowstorm in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.   (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wind, rain, heavy snow batter New England, eastern Canada

Jan. 16, 2021 3:36 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A storm lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada on Saturday with heavy rain, snow and wind, leading to power outages and slick roads. About 15,000 homes and businesses were without electricity at the height of the storm in Vermont, the hardest-hit U.S. state, and thousands of...

A woman waits at a bus stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The traffic situation is difficult after persistent snowfalls in eastern Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Avalanche warnings aired after heavy snowfall in Switzerland

Jan. 15, 2021 9:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days. Zurich's public transport company halted all tram and bus services in Switzerland's biggest city Friday, saying snow had brought down trees and...

Crews remove a large ponderosa pine that fell on a vehicle, killing a woman during a  windstorm Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Spokane, Wash. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Northwest storm kills 1, causes landslide and power outages

Jan. 13, 2021 6:10 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage -- including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power. The death happened in Spokane,...

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Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

Jan. 13, 2021 1:00 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who live in La Cañada Real Galiana, a mega-shantytown outside Madrid that is ranked as one of the biggest slum areas in Europe. Much of La...

A thick layer of snow covers the streets of central Helsinki, Finland, making all kinds of travel difficult on Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021. The heavy snowfall is predicted to continue until Wednesday in Southern Finland. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Heavy snowfall hits Sweden, Finland; icy temperatures ahead

Jan. 13, 2021 7:59 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of households across northern Sweden and southern Finland were without power Wednesday after heavy snowfall, and forecasters warned that particularly icy temperatures lay ahead for the Baltic Sea region. In southwestern Finland, around 4,000 households were without power,...

Stranded residents try to reach their cars in the flooded street, following heavy rain and snowfall in Fushe Kosove, Kosovo on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Many roads have been blocked and bridges damaged, according to the authorities. There have been no casualties or lost livestock so far. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Snow, heavy rain in Balkans cause floods, disrupt traffic

Jan. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Days of heavy rain and snow across the Balkans left homes and fields flooded Monday, disrupted traffic on highways and at ports and caused power outages. In Serbia, authorities on Monday started clearing up tons of garbage that was clogging a southwestern lake after it was swept...

People are silhouetted on vehicle's headlights on a dark street during widespread power outages in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Pakistan's national power grid experienced a major breakdown late night on Saturday, leaving millions of people in darkness, local media reported. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Minister: Massive power outage leaves Pakistan in the dark

Jan. 10, 2021 1:34 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A major technical fault in Pakistan's power generation and distribution system caused a massive power outage that plunged the country into darkness overnight, the energy minister said. Hours after the late Saturday outage, Energy Minister Omar Ayub said on Twitter that power was being...

Power out at Oregon prison amid COVID-19 outbreak

Dec. 23, 2020 3:09 PM EST

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon’s largest prisons experiencing another COVID-19 outbreak has been grappling with a major power outage for the last week. The outage at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla began on Dec. 16 and has affected six housing units and about 600 inmates, or...

Utility crews work to restore power Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, on Main Street in Greenwood, Maine, where the majority of Central Maine Power customers were without power after the first major winter storm of the season brought heavy, wet snow and high winds to the region.  (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)

Nor'easter leaves tens of thousands without electricity

Dec. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Utility workers restored power to more than 150,000 homes and businesses in Maine following a weekend nor’easter, but tens of thousands of customers remained without Monday. The storm brought as much as a foot of heavy snow and gusts topping 50 mph that knocked out electricity...

A man runs through heavy snow, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, downtown in Marlborough, Mass. The northeastern United States is seeing the first big snowstorm of the season. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Lights go out, roads dicey as wintry storm batters Northeast

Dec. 5, 2020 11:34 PM EST

WARREN, Mass. (AP) — The first big wintry storm of the season began dropping what forecasters say could be more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Saturday on parts of the Northeast, making travel treacherous and cutting off power to tens of thousands. Morning rain gave over to snow in the afternoon in New...