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Montana lacks snow plow drivers, road clearing could be slow

Dec. 02, 2021 15:45 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Department of Transportation warned residents Thursday that it could take longer to clear snow from highways this winter because the state has been unable to hire enough snow plow drivers. The department is advertising for 89 temporary,...

NC Duke Energy customers see bill uptick due to storm costs

Dec. 02, 2021 15:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on their bills to repay $1 billion in special bonds the company issued last week to repay the company for its infrastructure repairs after 2018 and 2019 storms. ...

Wildfire burns into central Montana town, destroys houses

Dec. 02, 2021 14:39 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning several homes and grain elevators that had stood for more than a century as the state continues to see warm temperatures into December, authorities said....

$2.5B Hurricane Ida aid to Louisiana residents, businesses

Dec. 02, 2021 14:16 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents and businesses have received $2.5 billion in federal aid related to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. It said another $27.8 million has been approved in public assistance grants for local...

Land value dispute delays levee project near New Orleans

Dec. 02, 2021 12:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Construction on a long-planned levee in southeastern Louisiana has been delayed at least a month because of a dispute over land to complete the project. The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Levee is designed to protect St. John the Baptist, St....

In Denmark, a snow storm means people overnight in an IKEA

Dec. 02, 2021 04:36 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In northern Denmark, an IKEA showroom turned into a vast bedroom. Six customers and about two dozen employees were stranded by a snowstorm and spent the night in the store, sleeping in the beds that are usually on show. Up to 30 centimeters...

Phoenix sets record for warmest Dec. 1 in city's history

Dec. 02, 2021 00:10 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A day after breaking a 72-year record with 25 November days of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or higher, Phoenix has set a mark for the warmest Dec. 1. The National Weather Service says Phoenix hit a high of 85 F (30 C) on Wednesday, breaking...

North Rim highway closed for winter; caution on routes urged

Dec. 02, 2021 00:03 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is barricaded for winter and authorities urge drivers heading into snow country to be cautious, particularly if GPS or navigation apps recommend taking alternative routes. The...

Wind-pushed fires force evacuations, burn homes in Montana

Dec. 01, 2021 19:18 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of people in the town of Denton were forced to flee flames pushed by strong winds in central Montana on Wednesday, while a fire south of the city of Great Falls burned 11 homes as well as sheds and other small buildings, officials said. ...

California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies

Dec. 01, 2021 18:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any of the water they've requested from the state heading into 2022 other than what's needed for critical health and safety, state officials...