Service outages

A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 01, 2017 - 8:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drought conditions, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in the...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 6:25 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state reinforcements bolstered utility crews struggling to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after a powerful storm blew down trees and postponed Halloween activities in many communities. The storm, packing gusts that topped 80 mph (129...
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A large tree is down on top of a car on Mellen Street, in Portland, Maine, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, after early morning storm with high winds. Central Maine Power, the state's largest utility, said its 391,000 outages surpasses its peak of 345,000 homes and businesses without power during the ice storm of 1998. (Michele McDonald/Portland Press Herald via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 1:33 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a severe storm in the Northeast that brought hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain (all times local): 12:49 p.m. Maine utilities say they hope to restore electricity by the end of the week to most of the roughly 400,000 residents and businesses left...
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Lights from automobile traffic leave trails on a street in Freeport, Maine, where most outlet shopping stores are closed due to a severe storm knocked out electricity, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 8:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain brought trees and power lines crashing down early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. Thousands of trees were toppled, some...
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October 30, 2017 - 8:07 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Snow and cold weather in western North Carolina have closed or delayed some schools and left several thousand customers without electricity. Duke Energy reported nearly 5,000 customers without service Monday morning, most in western North Carolina. The biggest problems were...
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October 29, 2017 - 11:03 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Severe weather is hitting the East Coast with damaging winds and torrential rains. Southern New England appeared to be suffering the brunt of the damage. Eversource reported more than 40,000 Connecticut customers without power late Sunday night. The National Weather Service...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown. FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 28, 2017 - 2:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House said federal officials played no role...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown. FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 27, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House said federal officials played no role...
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JoAnn Perez, right, hugs friend Melissa Porter in front of her damaged home in Shelby, N.C., Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Perez arrived home shortly after Monday's storms to see her home pushed away from its foundation. Her two dogs and cats were the only occupants when the storm hit. All three pets were uninjured. (Brittany Randolph/The Star via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 7:13 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on storms in the western Carolinas (all times local): 7 a.m. Crews from the National Weather Service plan to cover western North Carolina and South Carolina, looking to confirm possible tornadoes as a line of storms moved across the area. As many as nine tornadoes...
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October 23, 2017 - 7:52 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 7:52 p.m. The National Weather Service reports storm damage in western North Carolina after severe weather rumbled through the region. In Surry County, trees and power lines were brought down with a possible...
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