# Power outage
Thousands Left in the Dark for Days as DTE Offered $35 Consolation Prize
As unseasonal weather has gripped much of the country, causing record-high temps and freezing lows, millions of customers are seeing the difference in increased utility bills. However, one Michigan company has offered little more than an insult to customers who were quite literally left in the dark.
Snake on a Power Trip: How One Reptile Caused a Major Power Outage in Prince William County
A bizarre incident involving a large snake caused a power outage at an intersection in Prince William County, Virginia, on Monday. The Prince William County Police Department reported that officers found the reptile at the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Sudley Manor Drive.
Severe storms in Chicago
Reports from Chicago show that severe storms with strong winds and hail hit the area on Tuesday, causing damage to trees and power lines. The city and its suburbs are bracing for two more rounds of potentially severe weather over the next 24 hours.
Tennessee Storm Aftermath
Thankfully we only had some downed trees and lost power because many others had it worse.
Stay Alert: NY and NJ Declare State of Emergency Due to Snow and High Winds
A powerful winter storm is expected to bring heavy snowfall to parts of New York and New Jersey from Monday night to Wednesday. The Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey are likely to be hit the hardest. The governors of both states have issued states of emergency in preparation for the storm.
Power Outages Leave Millions in the Dark Across US
Power outages have been a common occurrence across the United States this winter, with nearly one million customers across the Great Lakes, South and mid-Atlantic states still without power due to a powerful winter storm. While power crews are working hard to restore power, it's important for you to stay informed about the latest updates on the outage tracker.
"Snowstorm Crisis: Mountain Communities in San Bernardino County Stranded and in Desperate Need of Help"
The heavy snow in San Bernardino County has been causing difficulties for mountain communities, with road closures leading to stranded residents and empty store shelves. Those who were able to leave before the onset of blizzard-like conditions are anxious to return home and check on their loved ones and property. However, the lines are long, and only California Highway Patrol and Caltrans escorts are allowed on Highway 18.
Power Outage Map During Winter Storm as Blizzard Drops 850,000 Into Darkness
A severe winter storm swept the United States, knocking down utility poles and leaving more than 850,000 homes without power. The storm disrupted air travel and caused the cancellation of thousands of flights.
The devastation of Michigan: Severe weather leaves hundreds of thousands with no power
As Michigan experiences severe weather, thousands of individuals are left without power. Many of these outages are due to downed power lines resulting from the storm, and as of 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, over 315,500 individuals have been affected. Consumers Energy has 100 crews in the field working to restore power.
Governor Abbott tells Texans, to "Stay safe and warm" as reports of power outages flood social media.
As winter weather continues to wreak havoc across Texas, residents are being urged to stay safe and warm. Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter today to remind residents to heed the guidance of local officials and stay aware of the severe weather conditions.
Thursday in Portland: Portland police arrest suspect for destructive fire at historic downtown church
Photo by(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, Jan. 5 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.
Utility Companies Continue Struggle to Keep Services Going Amid Changing Conditions
The old saying goes, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few days..." The people of the Tri-Cites have waited long enough for the frigid temperatures to leave us from Christmas weekend. The weekend caused numerous power and water outages around the area as pipes froze and ground heave led to the main water distribution lines failing. The warming weather helped most water utility districts finally put the lines back together. This time strong winds and storms are marching across the area, leaving thousands of customers without power in the Tri-Cities and many areas in Southwest Virginia.
America's power grid is under attack.
On Christmas morning several power stations in Washington State came under attack by vandals. The substations are just a few of the hundred or so substation attacks over the past year. Excluding the Christmas attacks, substations in Oregon and Washington were attacked more than six times in the months of December and November.
More than 77,000 Texas households were left without power following icy temperatures and strong winds
As a result of the freezing temperatures and gusty winds, more than 77,000 homes and businesses across Texas were left without power during Christmas weekend. Weather in Dallas, Texas, during Christmas weekend.Photo by@kunmuth: @TxStormChasers / Twitter.
Wednesday in Portland: Thousands still without power across the state after damaging winds
Photo by(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Wednesday, Dec. 28 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.
Power outages hit over 500,000 in the eastern half of the U.S. and Texas, at least 26 deaths reported in the country
More than half a million people in the eastern half of the United States and in Texas were left without power, and at least 26 deaths were reported across the country. Weather in Dallas, Texas.Photo by@kunmuth: @TxStormChasers / Twitter.
Texas residents lambasted for electing Abbott for a third-term in office following power outages & rolling blackouts
The residents of Texas are being lambasted for voting for Governor Abbott at this year's midterm elections after the state's administration warned of rolling blackouts amid power outages.
USPS Closes Offices in California Due to Power Outages
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MCPS closes schools on Monday as power outage affects thousands of MoCo residents after Gaithersburg plane crash
Rescue efforts underway for occupants of plane wedged into a power tower. Plane wedged into power tower in Gaithersburg, MarylandPhoto byPete Piringer. At about 5:30 on Sunday night, as Montgomery County residents began planning their week after a long weekend with friends and family, lights flickered across the county. But, unfortunately, for residents in Flower Hill, Olney, Aspen Hill, and Silver Spring, holiday lights lost their cheer, and residents plunged into darkness.