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Man charged with DUI after truck hits utility pole

Jan. 17, 2022 12:18 PM EST

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was charged with driving under the influence after his pickup truck struck a utility pole. causing a widespread power outage in a Cumberland neighborhood, police said. The Cumberland Times-News reports that more than 1,500 Potomac Edison...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

Major winter storm: South braces for big blast of snow, ice

Jan. 15, 2022 19:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasts of snow and ice as far south as Georgia have put a big part of the Southeast on an emergency preparedness footing as shoppers scoured store shelves for storm supplies and crews raced to treat highways and roads as a major winter storm approached from the Midwest. ...

Thousands in Sierra without power nearly 2 weeks after storm

Jan. 08, 2022 14:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of residents in the Sierra Nevada remained without running water, heat or power nearly two weeks after a powerful December storm dumped heavy snow that downed trees and damaged electrical equipment. More than 250 crews were working Saturday to...

Destructive winds flip airplanes, trucks near Anchorage

Jan. 03, 2022 20:14 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Destructive winds battered an area just north of Anchorage for the third straight day on Monday — flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. Two...

Schools, government offices close as storm dumps snow

Jan. 03, 2022 11:52 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Schools and government offices in central and southern Delaware were closed Monday as the winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the mid-Atlantic region. State courts also were closed in all three Delaware counties, although the brunt of the storm was...

Strong winds topple South Carolina church steeple

Jan. 03, 2022 11:28 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Strong winds have tumbled a steeple from its perch atop a church in South Carolina's Lowcountry. The North Charleston Fire Department responded to a call of a downed power line at Cooper River Baptist Church just after 5 a.m. on Monday, officials said....

Overnight storms bring damage to parts of US South

Jan. 02, 2022 17:05 PM EST

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A line of severe storms damaged homes, knocked out power and downed trees in parts of the southern United States late Saturday into Sunday morning. Authorities closed roads in Hazel Green, Alabama, after power lines came down and homes suffered damage. The...

Kentucky storm brings flooding, lost power, possible tornado

Jan. 01, 2022 19:16 PM EST

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. There were no immediate reports of...

Winter storm leaves some stranded without power in Alaska

Dec. 31, 2021 19:08 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Guard is helping evacuate people from Interior Alaska after snow and ice left some people stranded and without power. In a statement Friday, The Alaska National Guard said it began evacuations from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. ...