Stories tagged: power outage
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
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
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
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, 2:42 p.m.
Avista said the outage started shortly after 12:30 p.m.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
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, 3:23 p.m.
The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.
Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
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, 9:31 a.m.
Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
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, 8:51 p.m.
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, 8:18 a.m.
About 1,600 Avista Utilities customers in Spokane Valley were without power for about an hour Monday morning.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Officials say scattered power outages halted some flights on the south side of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 1:02 p.m.
Officials say they still don’t know who sent a “zombie alert” to residents of a Florida city following a power outage.
Thu., April 12, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
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, 7:50 p.m.
Puerto Rico’s electricity utility said Friday it will dial down the power generation starting this weekend as
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
More than 6,000 electricity customers woke up Wednesday morning to no power as a winter stormed blanketed much of the Inland Northwest.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
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, 9:28 p.m.
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, 8:38 p.m.
Power restored to Airway Heights after outage results from car crash
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Avista Utilities sends people and equipment to Georgia to help with repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Avista Utilities has restored power to about 1,400 customers that lost electricity Tuesday morning in northwest Spokane due a burned power pole.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Strong winds knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses in western Oregon.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Authorities say customers in a small central Washington town were without power after an explosion at a public utility district substation.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Thousands of people in King and Kitsap counties could be without power until Friday.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai has not had electrical service since Saturday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
A Monday morning collision near Republic blocked State Highway 21 for several hours and caused a power outage in the area.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers in Seattle.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Freezing rain downed trees and power lines and stranded some light-rail passengers in Portland for about three hours Saturday as the first winter storm of the season continued.