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    A motor vehicle crash in Edison caused a power outage that knocked out New Jersey Transit service between Rahway and Trenton, authorities said. The crash occurred about 5 a.m. on Talmadge Road, closing the road from Route 27 to Carter Drive, Edison police said.  All four Northeast Corridor tracks were closed due to a downed pole and power lines.  Extensive repairs were expected to cause delays throughout the day, officials said.  The North Jersey Coast Line also was affected with up to 45-minutes delays in both directions. NJ Transit and private carrier buses are honoring train tickets. Train tickets also will be accepted on PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd Street in Manhattan.
    A sedan was incinerated and an SUV totaled after a downed power line ignited a fire at a Hackensack garden apartment complex. Firefighters had to wait for a PSE&G crew to secure power before dousing the burning vehicles at the Summit Gardens complex off Essex Street near northbound Route 17 shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday. They then prevented the fire from spreading. No injuries were reported and no residential property was damaged in the Arcadia Road incident.
    A sedan was virtually incinerated and an SUV totaled after a downed power line ignited a fire at a Hackensack garden apartment complex. Firefighters had to wait for a PSE&G crew to secure power before dousing the burning vehicles at the Summit Gardens complex off Essex Street near northbound Route 17 shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday. They then prevented the fire from spreading. No injuries were reported and no residential property was damaged in the Arcadia Road incident.
    A Boulder County official on Monday said downed power lines are no longer believed to be behind the devastating Marshall Fire that tore through northern Colorado last week. Local media reported that the blaze was believed to have been started by a downed power line, but Sheriff Joe Pelle said in a press briefing on Monday that this initial belief was based on "radio traffic" that he heard towards the beginning of the fire. "That changed when crews from Xcel Energy and fire investigators went to the scene and determined that the lines that they found that were down were telecom lines and not power lines and so that's when we tried to correct the information and make sure we weren't pointing fingers," Pelle said. Pelle did not disclose any other possible causes of the fire during the briefing, saying he was being "very careful." During the press briefing, Pelle also confirmed that two people in Boulder County still remain missing. The utility company Xcel Energy had reported soon after the fire that it had found no evidence of a downed power line. Officials...
    SAN LEANDRO — A power line was accidentally knocked down Thursday morning by a construction vehicle, briefly trapping the operator and causing a power outage to more than 1,200 customers, authorities said. No injuries were reported and power was restored within 20 minutes. The mishap occurred about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Fargo Avenue, where a construction company was doing street work. A part of an asphalt remover struck and knocked down a secondary power line that carries up to 240 volts, with a portion of the line falling onto the vehicle, authorities said. Because it was not immediately known at the scene if the line was active, the operator stayed in the remover until Alameda County firefighters and PG&E crews arrived. It turned out a portion of the line automatically de-energized once it fell. As a precaution, the entire line was de-energized so the operator could be freed. A total of 1,233 customers lost power, PG&E said. Related Articles Letters: Policing Airbnb | Against Newsom | Zoning bill | PG&E takeover | Prioritize infrastructure...
    It was a busy Monday night for first responders in D.C. as they dealt with multiple incidents around the city. First, a small fire burned openly in a Northeast D.C. street ignited by a downed power line that hit a gas unit on Kennedy Street at North Capitol Street, just north of Catholic University. D.C. Fire spokesperson Vito Maggiolo said the fire is contained and, at this point, it is safer to let it burn than risk a gas spill. Active outside gas fire unit Kennedy St NE. Gas line ignited by fallen power line. No immediate exposure problems. #DCsBravest standing by until @washingtongas can secure gas. @PepcoConnect is on scene. pic.twitter.com/5NcButctsX — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 27, 2021 Washington Gas is on the scene and working to turn off the gas flow. Maggiolo said D.C. fire also completed a water rescue on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast. Crews rescued one person out of a car that was submerged in high water beneath an overpass. Water rescue 400 block Rhode Island Ave NE. High water beneath the...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A man was rushed to Texas Health Resources Harris Hospital in Fort Worth in serious condition with a significant burn from a downed power line, according to MedStar on Monday, May 10. TxDOT sent out an alert around 1:45 p.m. saying, “SH 199 east and westbound is closed until further notice at Surfside Drive due to downed power lines.” Eastbound and westbound traffic had to detour for about 90 minutes. TxDOT tweeted the road was back open around 3:20 p.m. SH 199 in northwest Tarrant County: all lanes now open at Surfside Drive. — @txdotfortworth (@TxDOTFortWorth) May 10, 2021 The incident happened as a new overpass was being built across Jacksboro Highway ( SH 199). A rock hauler was dropping off a load of dirt and had his bed extended in the up position, explained Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian. The hauler pulled forward and yanked down the lines. That energized the truck and badly shocked the driver and his passenger, who both had significant electrical burns. They were both taken to the hospital...
    A 17-year-old Florida girl was electrocuted when she stepped on a live power line while trying to escape her burning car after crashing during a severe storm in Florida this weekend.  Valentina Tomashosky was driving her Dodge Avenger in Spring Hill, near Tampa, when she crashed into a power line that was downed by a tree during a recent storm, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Hernando County Fire Rescue says the power line set fire to her car.  Tomashosky was driving her Dodge Avenger when she crashed into a power line that was downed by a tree during a recent storm Tomashosky was a cadet lieutenant in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at her school and had been in ROTC for all four years of high school Tomashosky's car caught fire on the driver's side, so she tried to escape from the passenger side. But as she exited the car she stepped on the active line and was killed, ABC Action News reports Witnesses tried to help the 17-year-old but one man was shocked as he...
    (CNN)A Florida teen is dead after she stepped on a downed power line while trying to escape her burning car.Valentina Tomashosky, 17, was driving in Hernando County on Sunday and collided with a power line brought down by a fallen tree during severe weather, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Investigators said the teen's car caught fire on the driver's side, so she tried to escape from the passenger side. That's when she stepped on the active line."You could see the whole driver's side was engulfed," neighbor Maria Patchon told CNN affiliate WFTS. "Even when the police arrived, they couldn't get out of the vehicle because the power was still live. So, it was devastating to watch."Valentina Tomashosky was a senior at Central High School in Brooksville, Florida, Hernando School District confirmed to CNN.Tomashosky was a senior at Central High School in Brooksville, about 50 miles north of Tampa. She was a cadet lieutenant in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, according to Hernando School District. Read More"Valentina was admired for her dedication to the unit but she was...
    A 17-YEAR-old girl died on Sunday after being electrocuted during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The teenager, who has not yet been named, had been driving just north of Tampa at 12.15pm when he car struck a downed power line, Florida Highway Patrol said. 1The deadly incident occurred as a strong storm swept through Central Florida on SundayCredit: Twitter The girl stopped her vehicle, a Dodge Avenger, and the car caught fire on the driver's side. Troopers say as she climber out of the car, she stepped on the power line and was fatally electrocuted. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information surrounding the death has yet been released. The incident came amid a powerful storm that brought heavy rain, strong winds, hail and lightning across the Sunshine State. Up to two inches of rain were reported in some areas, leaving numerous streets flooded. A home in Mount Dora sustained severe damage after it was struck by lightning and caught fire, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Some...
    A Californian father, 53, and daughter, 20, have died after being electrocuted when he tried to move a downed power line outside their home. Ferdinand Tejada and Janine Reyn Tejada were killed in the early hours of Monday in Panorama City, Los Angeles, where a rainstorm had downed live wires at the 14700 block of Tupper Street. The devastated wife and mother of the victims called 911 around 2:45 a.m. after seeing her husband and daughter suffering electric shocks.  Authorities told her to stay back and not touch the wires. Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived to find the bodies of the dad and daughter in their backyard and the lines still live.  Smartphone footage (pictured) captured by a neighbor shows an orange flow from a fire coming from the yard of the home, while firefighters kept their distance A Californian father, 53, and daughter, 20, died after being electrocuted when he tried to move a downed power line outside their home The tragic incident unfolded when Ferdinand heard an explosion outside the family home and smelled smoke,...
    A father and daughter were found electrocuted to death early Monday morning at the site of a downed power line near their Panorama City home, officials reported. The two were apparently investigating a power outage caused by the downed equipment in the 14700 block of Tupper Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. Fire officials responded around 2:45 a.m. to a call from a family member, Prange said. Because of the risk of electrocution, the caller was instructed not to intervene or try to prevent further injuries, he said. When firefighters arrived, the 20-year-old woman and 53-year-old man were dead, Prange said. It was wet outside when the pair were found, but weather conditions have not been linked to the incident, he added. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut off the power after being notified of the incident by fire officials. “The two tragic deaths are a sobering reminder that live electrical wires can and will often result in death,” LADWP officials said in an emailed statement. Electrical equipment...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A downed power line following a crash on the Kennedy Expressway limited access to O’Hare International Airport Monday evening. At 4:46 p.m., Illinois State Police were called to the eastbound Kennedy – I-190 in that area – near River Road for a crash. One person was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All lanes of I-190 were closed following the crash due to a downed power line on the roadway, state police said. Traffic was diverted to the westbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the closure was expected to remain in place for one to two hours. Also From CBS Chicago: Man Found Shot To Death When Police Conduct Well-Being Check In Washington Park Neighborhood Home Woman Finally Gets Job After 10 Months, But Is Now Being Ordered To Pay State $31,000 Back — And Blames Fraud Man Charged With Crashing Into Two Cook County Sheriff’s Police Cars On Eisenhower, Attempting To Flee Scene
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Tens of thousands of ComEd customers were left in the dark Tuesday evening as a fast-moving line of severe storms swept through the Chicago area. As of 5:48 p.m., ComEd was reporting 499 active outages affecting 30,519 customers. ComEd said in a news release Tuesday afternoon that it was getting out ahead of the storm – increasing crew staffing in case there are power outages. The utility said its priority is to restore critical facilities such as police and fire stations, nursing homes, and hospitals first, and then to restore the outages that affect the greatest number of customers. Anyone who experiences an outage should contact ComEd immediately. People may text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report an outage and receive restoration information, or may follow ComEd on Twitter or Facebook, Customers may also call (800) EDISON-1, or report outages at ComEd.com/report. Spanish speaking customers should call (800) 95-LUCES. Anyone who spots a down power line should also call those numbers, and should not go anywhere near the power line, ComEd said. Also From CBS Chicago: ...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- High winds brought down trees and caused power outages across the Tri-State area.There are about 25,000 power outages, with a large share in New Jersey.In Morris Township, a woman was struck by a tree that fell.She is receiving medical assistance, but her condition is unknown.Meanwhile, firefighters in Passaic had to rescue a 66-year-old driver trapped after a large tree fell on a jeep. Authorities say he sustained minor injuries.Passaic Avenue remains closed between Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue for the removal of the tree.RELATED: AccuWeather Alert: Gusty windsEMBED More News Videos Sam Champion has your AccuWeather Forecast. In Nutley, a large tree crashed down onto a home.Police say a power line fully charged caught fire as smoke and flames were burning the ground where the line came down. The live wire was pulled down by a tree that came down on a house on Oak Street. Several residents are now without power.Eyewitness News was interviewing the captain on the scene when firefighters noticed smoke coming from a wire tangled in the fallen tree.The fire captain said the...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- BART service is resuming through the Transbay Tube on Thursday afternoon after crews cleared a downed power line that was blocking the trackway in Oakland, a spokesman for the transit agency said.The obstruction was first reported around 12:45 p.m. between the West Oakland and 12th Street stations, BART spokesman Chris Filippi said.Trains were turning around in the East Bay and in San Francisco instead of crossing the Bay, but as of shortly after 1:30 p.m. service was resuming after crews cleared the downed line, Filippi said.He said riders could expect residual delays while BART gets back to its normal service.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A downed power line is responsible for halting BART service Thursday afternoon through the Transbay Tube and between West Oakland, Lake Merritt and 12th St.Crews are responding to the scene.Yellow Line trains are running from Antioch to Bay Fair. Upcoming Red Line trains are canceled until further notice, according to officials.San Francisco trains are turning back at Embarcadero.Parallel ACT bus service is available to connect West Oakland, 12th St. and Lake Merritt stations. A bus bridge has been requested.Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this developing story.
    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (CBS) — Downed power lines from the storms on Monday may have played a role in the death of a man in unincorporated South Holland. The man was found at 154th Street and Merrill Avenue. Neighbors said his body was found near a live wire, and his death might have been an electrocution. We spotted electrical crews working in that area after his body was found.
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