Latest Power outages News

Equipment failure, feed disruption caused DC airport outage

Aug. 17, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A power outage at Reagan National Airport is being blamed on an equipment failure and the disruption of two electrical feeds to the airport. Dominion Energy spokesman Chuck Penn said Friday in an email that when equipment in an underground cabinet failed Wednesday night, one of the...

Equipment failure probed after DC airport outage

Aug. 16, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials are investigating the failure of two electrical feeds and underground equipment after a power outage at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. Dominion Energy Virginia spokesman Chuck Penn said Thursday that an underground equipment failure caused Wednesday night's...

Power restored to Reagan National Airport after outage

Aug. 15, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Power has been restored to the Reagan National Airport more than an hour after the outage began. The airport tweeted out at 11:13 p.m. that systems are coming back online and some flights may be delayed. The airport tweeted about the outage shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday....

Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

Aug. 14, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been...

Power outage throws Venezuela's capital into confusion

Jul. 31, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela's capital for several hours on Tuesday, forcing metro riders to make their way on foot, while shutting down businesses from restaurants to banks. The outage that began mid-morning struck much of Caracas as well as parts of neighboring...

Mylar balloon caused power outage in Brewers-Dodgers game

Jul. 31, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a power outage at Dodger Stadium that caused a 23-minute delay of a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers was caused by a Mylar balloon that made contact with overhead electrical equipment. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says an...

Rangers and Diamondbacks delayed by power outage

Jul. 31, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A game between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks has resumed following a 21-minute delay caused by thunderstorms that knocked out some of the lights inside Chase Field. Lightning flashed through the windows at Chase and several loud thunderclaps could be heard from inside the domed...

Power outage delays Brewers-Dodgers game in second inning

Jul. 30, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A power outage at Dodger Stadium on Monday shut down the stadium lights and caused a 23-minute delay before the second inning of a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers said the official cause of the outage was "a disruption in the city's power feed to...

Power restored at 46 buildings in NYC housing complex

Jul. 29, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Power has been restored at New York City housing development where nearly four dozen buildings lost electricity service for a few hours. The Fire Department of New York says crews were sent to Spring Creek Towers, formerly Starrett City, in Brooklyn's East New York section around 5 a.m....

Pelosi visits Puerto Rico, pledges to speed up recovery

Jul. 27, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi pledged on Friday to help speed up the hurricane recovery process in Puerto Rico after a two-day visit to the U.S. territory with 15 other federal and local legislators. The representatives toured the island to learn about needs that haven't...