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Nor'easter cuts power to over half-million homes, businesses

Oct. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that battered the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force wind gusts left more than a half-million homes and businesses without power in New England and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region Wednesday. Utility workers...

Nor'easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Oct. 26, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter barreled up the U.S. coast Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could bring flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages to New England. The worst of the storm was expected to lash the region late Tuesday through Wednesday...

Power returning for many in Northwest following wind storm

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people remained without power Monday afternoon following a strong Pacific storm system that downed trees and power lines. Most of those still without electricity were in the greater Seattle area, where utilities reported a drop Monday from...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Utility working to restore natural gas to customers in Keene

Oct. 22, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Liberty Utilities was working to restore natural gas service to more than 1,000 customers in Keene after a problem with the local production plant caused a drop in pressure. Liberty said in a news release that gas was shut off on Wednesday “to...

AT&T: Some fiber-optic infrastructure going under ground

Oct. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Telecommunications giant AT&T will put parts of its fiber-optic infrastructure in southeast Louisiana under ground to avoid future hurricane outages, the company announced Wednesday. The company said in a news release that there were multiple cuts...

Thousands march in Puerto Rico, outraged over power outages

Oct. 15, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 4,000 people outraged over ongoing power outages in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico marched Friday to decry how the lack of electricity has affected their health, work and children’s schooling. Many of them demanded the ouster...

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies

Oct. 14, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan, who was at the helm of Maine’s largest electric utility during the disastrous 1998 ice storm, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps, has died. He was 74. ...

High winds prompt PG&E to shut power to 25,000 in California

Oct. 11, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power to about 25,000 customers in central and northern California Monday and Southern California Edison warned it may do the same for up to 9,000 of its customers as high winds toppled trees, downed power lines and ignited...

Water main break sparks concern about Wichita's aging pipes

Oct. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The major water line break that forced residents of Kansas' largest city to boil their water before using it for several days highlights concerns about Wichita's aging infrastructure. The water main break that forced the boil order last week...