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Parts of Northern New England Hit with Heavy, Wet Snow

More than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow fell in parts of northern New England on Tuesday in one of the first significant snowfalls of the season. Caledonia and Essex counties in northeastern Vermont reported 4 inches to 7.5 inches, …

Northeast Digging Out from Deep Snow as Power Outages Continue

The Northeast is digging out from its second powerful nor’easter in less than a week that left behind some areas with more than 2 feet of snow, hundreds of thousands without power, school closures and travel chaos. Some places saw …

Power Outages, Flooding Linger Following Powerful Nor’easter

Utility workers in the Northeast are racing to restore power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses days after a powerful nor-easter caused flooding and wind damage from Virginia to Maine. Conditions slowly improved on Saturday as the cleanup …

Plunging Temperatures in Northeast Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of the …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice for Winter Storm Damage

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week’s winter storm, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. “Most standard homeowners’ insurance policies …

Freezing Rain, Sleet Closes Northern New England Schools, Challenges Drivers

A mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet has closed numerous schools and made for difficult driving in northern New England. Some snow fell across the region, but the big challenge on the roads Tuesday morning was ice and strong …

Slick Roads Cause Hundreds of Crashes in Virginia, One Fatal

Virginia State Police say slick roads have caused hundreds of crashes across the state, including one fatal crash. State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email that state police responded to more than 500 crashes and nearly 700 disabled …

In Oregon Studded Tires Losing Popularity

Studded tires are losing traction with Oregon drivers. The state Department of Transportation has released a report showing only 4 percent of registered vehicles in Oregon were equipped with studded tires in 2014. That’s down from 16 percent at the …

California Super Storm Climate-Driven? Still Insufficient to Quell Drought

A Pineapple Express “super storm” now lashing California may be driven by climate change, a report states. Yet however strong the storm and no matter what’s causing it, California’s ongoing storm would need to be replicated at least five more …

$1.1M Grant For Disaster Prep For Washington Schools

Washington education officials are using a $1.1 million federal grant to help schools prepare for natural disasters. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is working with 35 school districts across the state to develop a statewide emergency plan. …