snowstorm News

Why Carry an Umbrella in the Snow?

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com There are 151,944 crashes each year because of slick and dangerous icy roads. Getting ready for the hazards of winter driving is key, but you can also give insureds an …

Officials: Water Pipe Break at New York’s JFK Airport Weather-Related

A water pipe break in one of the terminals at New York’s Kennedy Airport on Sunday added to the delays at the beleaguered airport trying to recover from the aftermath of a snowstorm that has stranded thousands of passengers. In …

D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don’t Shovel Snow

District of Columbia residents who don’t shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm would face fines under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. The bill was approved Tuesday by a 10-3 vote. It calls for $25 fines for homeowners who …

State Farm: No Unusual Claims Activity in Northeast From Weekend Snowstorm

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. says last weekend’s snowstorm that dropped as much as 17 inches of snow in parts of the Northeast didn’t have much of an impact in terms of claims activities in the area. “We did …

North Dakota Ranchers Urged to Record Livestock Losses

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association is urging ranchers who lost cattle in last weekend’s snowstorm to keep detailed records of their losses. Ranchers and industry officials in the Dakotas have said the losses are aggravated by the fact that a …

More Than 100 Crashes Blamed On Utah Snowstorm

A weekend snowstorm that dropped as much as 18 inches of snow on the Wasatch Front is being blamed for more than 100 car accidents. The Utah Highway Patrol reported 117 property damage crashes in Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and …

Report Raps Connecticut Utility Over Oct. Storm Response

A report commissioned by Northeast Utilities says subsidiary Connecticut Light & Power did not fully recognize the risks of the weather forecast about 36 hours before a destructive October snow storm and failed to aggressively pursue help from other utilities. …

Massachusetts Utility Regulators Probe October Storm Response

Massachusetts regulators are preparing to hold public hearings in Springfield and East Longmeadow as they investigate how utility companies responded to the October snowstorm that knocked out power to thousands for days. The Department of Public Utilities hearings are scheduled …

New Jersey Declared Disaster Area for October Snowstorm

President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for New Jersey for the late October snowstorm that played havoc with roads, trees and power lines around the state. The declaration issued Wednesday evening paves the way for the release of …

Connecticut Utility CEO Out Amid Post-Storm Criticism

The president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power has resigned as the company continues to come under fire for its handling of power outages after last month’s snowstorm. Northeast Utilities officials say Jeffrey Butler resigned on Thursday, …