Latest Ice storms News

Part of Appalachian Trail still closed for power line work

Apr. 04, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — A portion of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia remains closed as repairs continue on a power line that went down during an ice storm. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the power line went down in February. The line goes...

Federal disaster declared for Kentucky winter storms

Apr. 01, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in Kentucky from winter storms in February, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The declaration is for harsh weather that hit the state from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19, including an ice storm that left...

Biden declares major disaster in Louisiana after ice storm

Mar. 09, 2021 13:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a major disaster declaration for Louisiana because of last month's icy weather, a move that frees up federal recovery assistance for certain parishes. The winter storms knocked out power and water across...

Lineman braved icy roads, long hours during winter storm

Mar. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Fred Harris’ job as a journeyman lineman for 4-County Electric Power Association is pretty simple, to hear him tell it. “Basically, it’s just maintaining lines, setting poles, keeping the lights on,” he said. He...

Kentucky governor tours flooded counties, promises help

Mar. 06, 2021 11:50 AM EST

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reiterated his promise to seek federal disaster relief on Friday while touring several flooded counties in Eastern Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. “What I saw was the worst flash-flooding that I’ve seen in...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Mar. 04, 2021 12:43 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ March 2 The Dispatch on gardening and mental health checks during the pandemic: It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 arrived in our community. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Mar. 03, 2021 16:59 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ March 3 The Intelligencer on COVID-19 vaccine myths: Dr. Clay Marsh has been part of the effort that led West Virginia to be a leader in trying to fight the...

US jobless claims at 730K, still high but fewest in 3 months

Feb. 25, 2021 10:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have eased, though applications for aid remain at a historically high level. Jobless claims declined by 111,000 from the previous week to a...

Pacific Power completes restoring power; crews to help PGE

Feb. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Pacific Power finished restoring power following powerful ice storms on Sunday and now some of its crews plan to help Portland General Electric, which still has about 4,000 customers waiting for power, the company said Wednesday. Pacific Power...

Power restoration from West Virginia ice storm pushed back

Feb. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia residents must wait longer than anticipated for their power to come back on after utility crews found new damage from ice storms earlier this month. Drone and helicopter surveillance found the new damage from the Feb. 11 and...