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.
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.
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.
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.
Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the single-engine Cessna U206G had departed from Keene, N.H. before crashing in Leverett.
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 […]
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.