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A dump truck caught fire after ripping down power lines in Teterboro, New Jersey on Monday, Sept. 22. (Credit: Rob Munoz)

Dump Truck Rips Down Power Lines, Catches Fire In Teterboro, N.J.

A fire broke out in Teterboro Monday afternoon, when a dump truck hit power lines and knocked them down from multiple utility poles.

09/22/2014

New Milford Storm Eletrocution

Storms Rip Out Trees, Power Lines; Electrocute Man In Connecticut

The storms Tuesday claimed a life in New Milford, Connecticut, after devastating winds tore through the area.

05/28/2014

Power companies and environmentalists in New Jersey have been debating whether trees should be trimmed for power lines or left alone. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Residents At Odds With Power Companies Over Rules For Tree Maintenance

The New Jersey Public Board of Utilities is holding meetings in Trenton between power companies and environmentalists because tree maintenance rules around power lines in the state will expire in less than a year.

04/01/2014

A new, taller utility pole in East Hampton, N.Y., stands next to an existing pole about half the size. (credit: CBS 2)

Extra Large Utility Poles Spark Anger On Long Island

About 900 Port Washington residents have signed a petition demanding their removal. The petition claims the taller poles are dangerous and an eyesore.

03/14/2014

Ice: Pedestrian Hazards

Officials Warn Of Dangers For Pedestrians As Icy Conditions Bear Down

The icy weather coming Wednesday could make for some treacherous footing, and everyone in the Tri-State Area was advised to make sure they tread carefully.

02/04/2014

Long Island Power Line Freeze Fears

L.I. Residents Worry About Frozen Power Lines, Pipes In Bitter Cold

With temperatures plummeting to the single digits overnight Monday night into Tuesday, a significant fear has mounted that rain-soaked trees will end up covered in ice. And when winds kick up overnight, the ice-coated branches could bring down electric power lines.

01/06/2014

PSE&G crews install new utility poles and power lines in Ridgewood, NJ. (file/credit CBS 2)

Ridgewood, N.J. Residents Furious Over Unexpected PSE&G Project

Residents in one New Jersey neighborhood have told a power company “not in my neighborhood.” The outcry began when PSE&G began replacing 35-foot utility poles with poles that are twice as tall.

07/15/2013

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Report: Greenwich Officials Probe CL&P On Possibility Of Underground Power Lines

Mitch Gross, a spokesman for the utility, said it’s reviewing the four locations to determine if reliability would be improved. He says burying cables would require much more than digging a trench.

02/24/2013

Bayonne, New Jersey (credit: Nicholas Macchia)

Widespread Power Outages Across Tri-State, But Area Spared Worst Of Storm’s Wrath

Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.

02/09/2013

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

FAA: Plane Crash En Route To L.I. Kills 1

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the single-engine Cessna U206G had departed from Keene, N.H. before crashing in Leverett.

12/06/2010

Worker Electrocuted To Death On Long Island

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 21-year-old male worker was electrocuted to death when his aluminum extension ladder struck overhead power lines. Police say it happened just after 2 p.m. Friday […]

11/05/2010

High winds downed this tree in the Hollis section of Queens on October 15, 2010.

NYC Clean-Up Crews Continue Work After Windy Weather

The windy weather wreaked havoc on Queens – and it was caught on video. A crew was working Saturday to clear a fallen tree at one house, while another tree fell just steps away.

10/16/2010