Latest Power outages News

Storms move through Connecticut, spark tornado warning

Aug. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Strong storms are being blamed for downed trees, flooding and power outages across parts of central and eastern Connecticut. The string of thunderstorms, packing heavy rains and gusting winds, triggered tornado warnings in several counties. Residents of Hartford, Tolland and Windham...

3 killed in Greek helicopter crash near island of Poros

Aug. 20, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A private helicopter crashed near a Greek island resort Tuesday, killing two Russian passengers and the Greek pilot and causing power outages after electricity lines were damaged in the crash. Authorities said the three bodies were recovered by navy divers at the crash in shallow...

UK regulator launches investigation into electricity outage

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s energy regulator says it has launched an investigation into a widespread electricity outage on Aug. 9 that left a hospital without power and rail passengers stranded for hours during the busy evening commute. The announcement Tuesday came as the Office of Gas and Electricity...

UK energy firm says power cut was not caused by cyberattack

Aug. 10, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A power cut that affected a million people and caused travel chaos was not the result of a cyberattack, operators of Britain's electricity network said Saturday. National Grid operations director Duncan Burt said Friday's blackout was caused when two power stations failed almost...

Huge UK power cut disrupts rail, road traffic in rush hour

Aug. 9, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A power cut disrupted rail travel and snarled rush-hour traffic across large chunks of Britain, including London, on Friday, leaving passengers stuck on trains or unable to get home for the weekend. Power supplier National Grid said two generators failed at the same time around 5 p.m.,...

Indonesian capital hit by massive 8-hour power outage

Aug. 4, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's sprawling capital and other parts of Java island were hit by a widespread power outage on Sunday that affected tens of millions of people. The eight-hour blackout began at around noon and caused disruptions in cellphone services and cash machines. The new mass subway...

Power outage grounds flights at Southern California airport

Aug. 3, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California airport has cancelled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark. John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all arriving flights and cancelled departing flights after the outage hit at around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The airport's...

Utility: Flawed sensor wiring played key role in blackout

Jul. 29, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Electrical utility Con Edison says it's figured out more details about why a relatively small problem escalated into a big blackout in Manhattan earlier this month. The utility had already explained that the July 13 outage happened after a protective system called a relay failed to isolate...

Paris train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic

Jul. 26, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations disrupted travel Friday on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. Eurostar urged passengers to avoid travel to or from Paris on Friday as workers fixed an overhead power line at the Gare du Nord train...

Venezuela's Maduro: US triggered massive blackout

Jul. 24, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday blamed the United States for a second widespread blackout this year that cast most of the South American nation in darkness amid an opposition campaign to overthrow him. Cuban officials, meanwhile, underscored that their...