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Electric service to one of downtown Binghamton's tallest buildings was knocked out following a reported transformer explosion.
It was a slick afternoon commute for many drivers Tuesday night as storms rumbled through the D.C. region. Here’s what you need to know.
The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person they believe is involved with a theft from Lowe's in Madison Heights.
A hot, humid Tuesday ended with severe thunderstorms across the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.
UPDATED, 2:09 p. m. 7/7/22.
Thousands of power customers across Northern Virginia are waking up without electricity after severe storms swept the region.
More than 1000 customers were without power in Downtown Lynchburg Friday morning. At its height, Appalachian Power reported 1383 customers without power, mostly on the northeast side of downtown and across the river into Madison Heights. SEE ALSO:Fallen trees down powerlines in Campbell County neighborhood. Power was expected to be restored by 4 Friday afternoon. App Power says the outage was caused by a squirrel.
Thursday storms brought brief flooding, damaging winds, hail and power outages to DC region - WTOP News
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the D.C. region, posing a risk of damaging winds and small hail through Thursday evening.
Thousands of Virginians remain without power Monday morning after a storm thundered its way through the area Sunday night.
Strong thunderstorms are in Sunday evening’s forecast, capping off an unusually hot and humid spring weekend for the D.C. region. See the latest forecast.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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