Latest Power outages News

Tuluksak to get new generator after extended power outages

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The village of Tuluksak in western Alaska is getting a new generator following two extended power outages last month that caused some residents to lose their winter food caches. KYUK-AM reports Tuluksak lost power for five days in early July, and the power failed again later that...

Crews investigate storm damage in southwest Missouri

Aug. 20, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

DIGGINS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least two small tornados in southwest Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted a tree and caused other...

Equipment failure, feed disruption caused DC airport outage

Aug. 17, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A power outage at Reagan National Airport is being blamed on an equipment failure and the disruption of two electrical feeds to the airport. Dominion Energy spokesman Chuck Penn said Friday in an email that when equipment in an underground cabinet failed Wednesday night, one of the...

Equipment failure probed after DC airport outage

Aug. 16, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials are investigating the failure of two electrical feeds and underground equipment after a power outage at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. Dominion Energy Virginia spokesman Chuck Penn said Thursday that an underground equipment failure caused Wednesday night's...

Power restored to Reagan National Airport after outage

Aug. 15, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Power has been restored to the Reagan National Airport more than an hour after the outage began. The airport tweeted out at 11:13 p.m. that systems are coming back online and some flights may be delayed. The airport tweeted about the outage shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday....

Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

Aug. 14, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been...

Storm leaves thousands without electricity in Las Vegas area

Aug. 12, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Around 12,000 customers in the Las Vegas area still are without electricity in the aftermath of a powerful storm. National Weather Service meteorologists say winds in excess of 60 mph buffeted parts of the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday night. The Las Vegas Fire Department reported downed...

Storm causes power outage in some northwestern Arizona towns

Aug. 12, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly 23,000 Mohave Electric Cooperative customers are without power in northwestern Arizona after a storm disabled a transformer. Cooperative officials say the towns affected by the outage that began about 7:30 p.m. Saturday include Bullhead City, Mohave, Mohave Valley and the...

The Latest: Western Arizona highway reopens after closure

Aug. 11, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A section of U.S. 95 in western Arizona that was closed Saturday morning because of storm runoff flowing through washes over the highway has reopened. The closure was 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Quartzsite. ___ 9:30...

Tempe freeway reopens after closure due to storm flooding

Aug. 10, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Tempe freeway was reopened before the Friday morning commute after being closed several hours due to flooding from storms with heavy rain and strong winds downed power lines and trees across metro Phoenix. State officials said U.S. 60 reopened around 4:40 a.m. after being closed at...