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More nasty weather could complicate power restoration effort

Jan. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last week's winter blast and forecasts for more bad weather won't help. The Kansas City Star reports that about 175,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers were without...

Storm leaves snow, ice and power outages in mid-Atlantic

Jan. 14, 2019 12:23 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As the mid-Atlantic digs out and scrapes away ice after a winter storm, power companies are restoring service to tens of thousands of customers. PowerOutage.us reports about 41,000 customers without power in North Carolina on Monday morning. In Virginia, about 23,000 customers...

Tens of thousands remain without power after winter storm

Jan. 14, 2019 8:35 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tens of thousands remain without power and dozens of schools have canceled classes after a deadly winter blast. The storm hit the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region Friday, dumping more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow across parts of Missouri. Authorities say at least three died...

Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Jan. 14, 2019 8:22 AM EST

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle...

The Latest: Record snowfall in Illinois capital from storm

Jan. 14, 2019 3:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the weekend winter storm affecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Parts of central Illinois have registered record snowfalls after a winter storm struck and then lingered for much of the weekend. Springfield's State Journal-Register reports that...

North Carolina crews still working on power after ice, sleet

Jan. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Utility crews worked late into Sunday to restore power to western North Carolina residents and businesses that lost electricity due to freezing rain and sleet this weekend. Duke Energy and electric cooperatives reported about 63,000 customers still were without power early Sunday...

Squirrels, snakes, birds keep frying S Carolina's power grid

Jan. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

PELION, S.C. (AP) — The squirrel's beady eyes beheld a long black power line, a man-made marvel that piqued her curiosity for the last time. Like dozens of creatures before her, Lexington County's most infamous squirrel did some damage on her way out. Officials later reckoned that in the process of getting...

Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

Jan. 12, 2019 8:24 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City ahead of the NFL divisional playoff game. The storm moved into Kansas and...

Power outage delays opening of ice castles

Jan. 12, 2019 12:49 PM EST

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — A power outage has delayed the opening of New Hampshire's ice castles. The tourist attraction in North Woodstock features more than 20 million pounds of ice that reach heights of around 40 feet. Opening day was set for Friday, but WMUR-TV reports that the castles were closed...

Slippery roads, power outages in northern New England

Jan. 9, 2019 3:27 PM EST

A second day of rain, freezing rain and snow has knocked out power to tens of thousands of utility customers in northern New England. Many schools were canceled Wednesday after a night of freezing rain caused icy roads in southern and coastal areas. Elsewhere, more than a half-foot of snow piled up at some...