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2 years 9 months ago

Widespread power outages

Black Hills Energy and San Isabel Electric are reporting widespread power outages from Pueblo to Walsenburg. Thousands of homes are without power. Right now there's no estimate for when the power will be restored. Black Hills tells us they've lost a major powerline and have been dealing with outages...

4 years 4 weeks ago

5,000 sleep at snow-crippled Denver airport

Denver International Airport estimated up to 5,000 people spent the night there after their flights were canceled Tuesday. Airport workers passed out cots and blankets. The airport planned to keep three of four runways open Wednesday during the busy spring season, with one runway closed on a rotating basis...

4 years 1 month ago

Northeast recovering from drenching

Utility crews in the Northeast continue to chip away at the leftover power outages from the weekend storm. A New Jersey utility says the storm caused more outages than any storm in its history -- affecting more than 400,000 homes and businesses. A low pressure system lingering off...

4 years 2 months ago

Winter storm in Midwest brings fierce winds

A winter storm moving across several Midwestern states has brought dangerously strong winds but little snow. The storm Monday left travelers stranded and closed some schools and businesses. Heavy snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was falling - or had already fallen in...

4 years 3 months ago

Venezuela announces nationwide energy rationing

Venezuela's government is starting rolling blackouts of four hours every other day throughout the country to combat an energy crisis. The top officials of the state electric utilities in the capital of Caracas and two other western states on Tuesday announced plans for four-hour outages every other day. Electricity Minister...

4 years 6 months ago

Earthquake, tsunami hit South Pacific

Update: NBC News reports that the death toll is at least 40 following a massive earthquake and tsunami in the South Pacific near Samoa. A visitor says a beach village has been "wiped out" on the island of Samoa, after a powerful earthquake sent a tsunami ashore. The quake, with...

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