#Power Lines

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Major project for the Richardson Highway gets a green light

Work begins on a new $30 million overpass at Mile 359 of the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and North Pole next year, with the bulk of construction happening in 2023. The borough Planning Commission approved the project Tuesday. Once complete, the highway will be elevated above a set of railroad...
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Severe storms leave thousands without power, funnel cloud reported

OXFORD, Maine — Severe storms moved through Maine Wednesday afternoon and evening, causing damage and thousands of power outages. “We heard the crunch and looked out and saw branches going by the windows,” said Waterford resident Stephen Knight, while taking stock of the damage to the property along Route 37 he shares with family.
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The Mendocino Voice

Highway 101 re-opened after downed tree (updated)

UPDATE 9 a.m. — The road has been cleared and is now open. MENDOCINO Co., 9/16/21 — Highway 101 is currently closed in both directions in the vicinity of the Peg House north of Leggett due to a downed tree and there is no current estimated time of re-opening provided by Caltrans. The tree may have taken down power lines, according to the California Highway Patrol incident page.

"Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall near Sargent" by: Jessica Shepard

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall just after midnight Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Matagorda Peninsula – about 10 miles West of Sargent. Nicholas was at a Category 1 hurricane strength after bumping off the coast and returning before landfall at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Category 1 hurricanes are defined as having reached...

WSAZ Investigates | Power Struggle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia is plagued with power outages that are becoming longer and more frequent for more than 400,000 Appalachian Power customers. People who pay their bills every month are often left without power for days and even weeks. WSAZ began investigating the issue after some Appalachian Power customers were in the dark for more than a month following last winter’s two ice storms that knocked out power to more than 100,000 West Virginians.

Mylar balloons cause power outages this year for 68,000 in El Paso, Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- After a Mylar balloon got stuck on a power line, it caused an electrical outage that left KVIA’s over-the-air signal off for hours on Wednesday.  ABC-7 learned more Thursday about the destructive impact the Mylar balloons can have.  St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces has a strict policy against Mylar The post Mylar balloons cause power outages this year for 68,000 in El Paso, Las Cruces appeared first on KVIA.

Monday accident victim identified

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website identified a man killed in a Monday Cleburne traffic accident as Maximiliano Reuben Lara, 32, of Whitney. Although the accident remains under investigation, police said it appears that Lara failed to yield at a light while turning left and pulled in front of an oncoming tractor trailer.

Ørsted looking at IR power plant for wind-farm infrastructure

At their first breakfast meeting since March 2020, members of the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce heard an update on planned wind farm projects off the Delaware coast. Matt Drew, onshore infrastructure construction manager for the Swedish wind-energy firm Ørsted, and Brady Walker, Mid-Atlantic market manager for Ørsted, told the Chamber members at the meeting, held at the Fenwick Shores hotel, that the Skipjack wind farm is moving forward, with “high hopes” of involving local contractors in the construction of the project, according to Drew.

Downed wires bring major delays on Amtrak, NJ Transit rail lines

Major delays were reported on NJ Transit and Amtrak rail service Thursday night because of downed wires near the Amtrak Portal Bridge, according to the transit agencies. NJ Transit train service in and out of New York Penn Station was delayed up to an hour as of 10 p.m., the agency said on its website.

Sen. Bill Cassidy tours Tangipahoa Parish to view hurricane damages

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Sen. Bill Cassidy traveled to Tangipahoa Parish on Thursday, Sept. 16 to view the damage that the parish is currently suffering from due to Hurricane Ida. Cassidy’s tour in Tangipahoa Parish marks his tenth parish tour to asses damages. Cassidy assessed the damage with Parish...

Hurricane Ida cleanup around Baton Rouge could take three months

When Hurricane Ida blew through East Baton Rouge Parish a little over two weeks ago, the damage was extensive, with downed power lines and trees leaving almost no area untouched. As a result, cleanup could take around 12 weeks to complete. The city began debris removal and cleanup Sept. 7,...