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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

Storms that began on Halloween have killed at least two people, caused flooding, down trees and power lines and damaged homes from the Deep South to the Northeast


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

Even with the winds kicking up dangerously, California’s biggest utility is facing gripes and second-guessing for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires


Power outages begin in California amid hot, windy weather

California’s biggest utility shut off electricity to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end, in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Power restored to approximately 3,000 homes in Hillyard area

Avista said the outage started shortly after 12:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Wintry weather knocks out power for 2,000 homes, drops record snow Saturday night

The National Weather Service recorded 1.9 inches of snow at the Spokane International Airport on Saturday, setting new daily and monthly records. It was the first measurable September snowfall in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Storm brought 3,500 lightning strikes to Inland Northwest

The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.


No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square’s towering electronic screens, darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.


Power outage causes death of 6.2M chinook salmon fry

State officials say more than 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last week when strong winds caused a power outage at a state hatchery in Gig Harbor.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Downed power line leads to brief bouts of chaos in downtown Spokane

A downed power line in downtown Spokane Tuesday afternoon led to brief bouts of chaos as cars navigated street-light-less roads and hospitals operated on backup generators.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018

More than 1,500 Spokane Valley Avista customers experienced power outage Monday morning

About 1,600 Avista Utilities customers in Spokane Valley were without power for about an hour Monday morning.


Power outages temporarily halt flights at Sea-Tac Airport

Officials say scattered power outages halted some flights on the south side of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

City looks for answers after zombie alert sent to residents

Officials say they still don’t know who sent a “zombie alert” to residents of a Florida city following a power outage.


Large power outage affects 870K customers across Puerto Rico

Some 870,000 electricity customers across Puerto Rico were left without power on Thursday after another widespread outage, forcing the island’s main public hospital and international airport to switch to backup …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Puerto Rico to reduce power generation amid cash shortfall

Puerto Rico’s electricity utility said Friday it will dial down the power generation starting this weekend as


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

6,000 without power as winter storm hits Northeastern Washington and North Idaho

More than 6,000 electricity customers woke up Wednesday morning to no power as a winter stormed blanketed much of the Inland Northwest.


Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

Ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were moving quickly in Atlanta on Monday morning as the world’s busiest airport recovered from a crippling power …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Sudden power outage creates ‘nightmare’ at Atlanta airport

A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Highway 2 blocked, hundreds without power west of Airway Heights after car crashes into power pole

Power restored to Airway Heights after outage results from car crash


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

23,000 Avista customers lose power in Spokane Tuesday morning

Avista Utilities said equipment problems led to about 23,000 customers losing power just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on the South Hill and in the East Central neighborhood in Spokane. The …


Avista crews head south to help with Irma damage

Avista Utilities sends people and equipment to Georgia to help with repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

1,400 Avista customers lose power in northwest Spokane

Avista Utilities has restored power to about 1,400 customers that lost electricity Tuesday morning in northwest Spokane due a burned power pole.


Big effort underway to restore North Carolina islands’ power

Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Tourists evacuate N Carolina island; local businesses hurt

A “steady stream” of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months …


Strong winds knock out power across western Oregon

Strong winds knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses in western Oregon.


Thousands lose power after Ephrata substation explosion

Authorities say customers in a small central Washington town were without power after an explosion at a public utility district substation.


Puget Sound Energy customers without power for fourth day

Thousands of people in King and Kitsap counties could be without power until Friday.


Hawaii’s Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai has not had electrical service since Saturday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles.


Two-car crash causes power outage near Republic

A Monday morning collision near Republic blocked State Highway 21 for several hours and caused a power outage in the area.


Falling fish knocks out power in Seattle

Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers in Seattle.