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Power restored to Washington mountain towns after a week

Jan. 18, 2020 11:10 AM EST

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Power has been restored to hundreds of people in the Washington mountain towns of Gold Bar and Skykomish after storms and heavy snow caused a week-long outage. Bellevue television station KIRO reported Puget Sound Energy utility crews were able to restore the power to the area...

Luke Stanton, 12, and his sister, Hannah, 6, both of Lewiston, Idaho, sled hill at Sunset Park on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Lewiston, Idaho. (Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP)

Power still out, no school for some as storms continue

Jan. 17, 2020 6:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of people without power for as long as a week are slowly seeing their lights come back on after storms that brought feet of heavy snow to Western Washington, while thousands in Southern Oregon lost power in a Thursday snowstorm. Puget Sound Energy estimates that power to hundreds...

Storm knocks out power to thousands in southern Oregon

Jan. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Heavy snowfall in southwest Oregon has knocked out power to thousands of customers and Pacific Power says it could be several days until service is fully restored. As of Friday morning, more than 10,600 customers were in the dark in Josephine County in the Grants Pass and Cave...

Snow covers the land by Steven's Pizza in Skykomish, Wash., along Highway 2, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Skykomish, Wash. Volunteers brought food and supplies here for local Skykomish residents stranded without power or access to food. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP)

Storms cut power in Washington state mountain towns for days

Jan. 17, 2020 4:41 AM EST

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Rural mountain communities outside Seattle that have been without power for days and cut off from the outside world by a series of winter storms saw some relief as convoys brought in food and other supplies. The storms have dumped several feet of unusual snow on parts of western...

Marcus Smith, 23, sprays down a line of dirty cars with hot water at Mister Car Wash near downtown Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. It didn't appear 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 C), ice and snow prevented him from cleaning vehicles. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Northwest hit with more snow, wind, power outages, 2 rescued

Jan. 15, 2020 9:45 PM EST

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — More snow fell in the Northwest through Wednesday, causing Washington state officials to send food, water and fuel to an area hit hard northeast of Seattle and resulting in a hourslong rescue of a stranded couple southwest of Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. The Seattle metro area didn't see...

Heavy snow causes power outage at Crater Lake National Park

Jan. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Heavy snow has temporarily cut communications with people at Crater Lake National Park. The park's website says telephone and internet service have been down since Monday and the cafe and gift shop at Rim Village are also closed. Authorities also closed the road from park headquarters...

Natural gas service restored to most customers

Jan. 15, 2020 1:30 AM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Most of the customers who lost natural gas service in Salem, New Hampshire, have it back again, police said. About 325 customers were without service Monday after a gas leak was reported. Authorities said a line was damaged by a contractor. The affected gas customers included the...

Abbie Brown and Mallory Burns stroll along the snow-covered dock at the Poulsbo Marina in Poulsbo, Wash., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

Snow causes power outages, strands motorists, closes schools

Jan. 13, 2020 11:16 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A winter storm in Washington state left thousands of without power in the greater Seattle area and caused school closures and delays. About 19,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without power early Monday along with more than 6,000 customers of the Snohomish Public Utility...

Crews restoring natural gas serve after New Hampshire outage

Jan. 13, 2020 4:16 PM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Technicians were working to restore natural gas service to about 325 customers in a New Hampshire city Monday after a line was damaged by a contractor. The customers of Unitil lost service in the South Broadway section of Salem at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. The affected gas customers...

City of Greenville, Miss., trucks and employees, work to clean up debris from a storm along Main Street, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Greenville, Miss. Severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South and were blamed for deaths, destruction and damages. (Jon Alverson/The Delta Democrat-Times via AP)

Recovery begins after storms kill 11 in Midwest, South

Jan. 13, 2020 3:57 AM EST

Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast. Tens of thousands remained without electrical power Sunday as a result of the storms a day earlier. Officials in far-flung locations were...