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All but the main arteries remain impassable in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John's is still in place, leaving businesses closed and vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out

Jan. 19, 2020 11:28 AM EST

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Canada's federal government was mobilizing the Armed Forces Sunday to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from the monster blizzard that paralyzed eastern regions of the province with record-breaking amounts of snow and as forecasts call for more. Newfoundland Premier...

Snowplows back at work to clear Minnesota roads after storm

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota snowplow operators across the southern third part of the state were working Sunday to clear roads from a winter storm that blanketed streets and highways over two days. Motorists have experienced hazardous driving conditions on highways that were covered with ice and drifting...

Katrina levee failures subject of new book

Jan. 19, 2020 10:27 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The founder of an organization dedicated to educating the public about levee failures in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina has written a book. A news release from activist Sandy Rosenthal says the book is entitled “Words Whispered in Water: Why Levees Broke in New...

Warmer temps, sun after region sees 2 to 4 inches of snow

Jan. 19, 2020 10:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Warmer temperatures and sun are greeting Southern New England after its first significant winter storm of 2020 brought a few inches of snow. The storm that arrived in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the late afternoon Saturday and lasted into the early morning hours Sunday...

In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, Milagros Figueroa and Ruben Fantausi, sit under a tarp between vehicles parked on a private hay farm where locals affected by earthquakes have set up shelter amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

Jan. 18, 2020 7:58 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake. With anger...

A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago and...

Speeds reduced on some Pennsylvania roadways amid storm

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

State transportation officials have reduced speeds and imposed other restrictions on several Pennsylvania roadways amid the winter storm expected to bring several inches of snow to parts of the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the severity of Saturday's storm prompted a temporary...

A residents makes their way through the snow in St. John's, Newfoundland on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John's is still in place, leaving businesses closed and vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital.  (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Newfoundland asks for military help after record blizzard

Jan. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Newfoundland's premier asked for the Canadian military's help Saturday as residents of the province's capital struggled to tunnel out from homes buried by the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in St. John's. Premier Dwight Ball said he had asked for the federal government's...

Upper Midwest residents wait out blizzard at end of storm

Jan. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Most residents in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota were spending Saturday indoors while high winds at the back of a powerful winter storm created blowing snow that shut down highways, closed businesses and postponed events. A blizzard warning was in effect until Saturday evening...

Heavy snow due as sprawling storm spreads across New York

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A sprawling winter storm that canceled flights and coated roads across much of the country was expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of New York state starting Saturday. Snow was falling from Buffalo to New York City on Saturday afternoon as the storm tracked across the...