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Winter storm whipping northeast US with snow, thunderstorms

Jan. 17, 2022 14:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm brought significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the northeastern U.S. on a holiday Monday. The storm system dropped a foot (30 centimeters) or more of snow in parts of New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania Sunday...

Hiker rescued in western N.C. mountains during snowstorm

Jan. 17, 2022 13:19 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man who planned to hike and camp along a trail in the mountains of western North Carolina had to be rescued after he became stranded during a storm that pummeled the area with snow and sleet. The man was rescued Sunday on the popular Art Loeb Trail near the...

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,...

For 'ice wine' vintners, frigid temps are reason to rejoice

Jan. 16, 2022 14:46 PM EST

OVID, N.Y. (AP) — While the vast majority of New Yorkers are hunkering down to ride out frigid temperatures and snow blasts from the latest winter storm, others are seizing on the opportunity to ... pick grapes? One Finger Lakes-area winemaker jokingly calls it “insanity,” but...

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. ...

Power fully restored to Louisiana's barrier island after Ida

Jan. 15, 2022 17:01 PM EST

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — A little over five months after Hurricane Ida devastated Grand Isle, Louisiana's barrier island, electricity is fully up and running, the mayor’s office said. Ida made landfall Aug. 29. Grand Isle was nearly inaccessible in the days immediately after the...

Report: SC utilities prepared for winter storms, blackouts

Jan. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new report by a state watchdog agency finds that South Carolina's utilities are prepared to withstand winter storms like the one that buckled Texas' power grid last year. The final report, released Dec. 31 by the Office of Regulatory Staff and prepared by...

County's $7M in PPE left outside, damaged by California rain

Jan. 15, 2022 00:51 AM EST

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, purchased by a Northern California county earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, was damaged in recent rainstorms after it was left outside for months, officials said Friday. ...

South prepares for weekend threat of debilitating snow, ice

Jan. 14, 2022 21:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Weather forecasters' predictions of debilitating snow and ice as far south as Georgia sent parts of the region into a tizzy Friday with shoppers scouring store shelves for storm supplies and road crews trying to prevent a repeat of past wintertime debacles. In...

Northam declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm

Jan. 14, 2022 17:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Friday ahead of a storm expected to bring snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain to much of the state this weekend. In a statement, Northam urged Virginia residents to take the storm seriously and prepare...