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Winter Storm Leads to 1,000 Crashes, 2,300 Spinouts in Minnesota

State troopers last weekend responded to nearly 1,000 crashes across Minnesota, plus another 2,300 vehicles that spun out or ran off the road. Driving conditions remained difficult early Saturday afternoon. Road crews were out in force, but the combination of …

Winter Storm Costs in Ohio Could Rival Hurricane Ike Totals

Experts say the early January’s extreme cold and wind are expected to be one of the costliest weather events in Ohio since the remnants of Hurricane Ike hit in 2008. No solid estimate is available yet, but the Dayton Daily …

Expense Rising for Ohio Cities, Businesses from Winter Blast

The winter blast that brought snow and dangerous temperatures to much of Ohio will end up costing cities and businesses quite a bit of money. Toledo officials estimate that the storms that have dumped about 20 inches of snow since …

Northeast Digs Out From Major Winter Storm

The massive winter storm that impacted the Midwest and Northeast over the past couple of days is moving into the Atlantic on Friday, while very cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills are moving in behind the system, the National Weather …

With Snow Comes Snowplow Damage, Some in Pennsylvania Find

Winter can be tough, especially on private property, and no one knows that better than Stroud Township, Pennsylvania, resident Pamela Wnuk. She says her property sustained damage after a municipal snowplow driver tore apart the entire length of road at …

As Many as 9 Tornadoes Reported in Nebraska, Iowa

As many as nine tornadoes – at least one rated a powerful EF3 – touched down across northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa as a storm cell moved over the region in the evening on Oct. 4, causing structural damage and …

Snow Closes California Highways, Yields Tornado

A winter storm brought driving rain to parts of California and even a rare tornado, but the severity of snowfall in much of the state caught drivers by surprise and left hundreds stranded on mountain highways. A late barrage of …

No Insurance Implication for Weather Channel’s Decision to Name Winter Storms

The Weather Channel’s decision this winter season to start naming severe winter storms in the U.S. — such as bestowing the name “Nemo” for the massive Feb. 8-9 winter storm — most likely will not have any implication for “named-storm …

Insurers Not Seeing Large Number of Claims From Snowstorm So Far

A fierce winter storm brought deep snow and high gusting winds to the Northeast last weekend, but a number of insurers are saying that so far, they are not seeing a large number of claims. State Farm said Tuesday the …

Lots of Snow but Not Many Power Failures in New Jersey

New Jersey residents with fresh memories of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation and disruptions woke up last Saturday morning to a blanket of snow from a storm that carried dire predictions but, in comparison, did not appear to be all that bad. …