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    LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed that he rarely drives on normal roads outside of F1 circuits - as he finds it too stressful. The seven-times World Champion has often made tearing through tracks at nearly 200mph and overtaking rivals look easy in his long career. 1Hamilton's struggles on normal roads are not reflected on F1 circuits, where he has often been a cut above the restCredit: Rex He is among the most experienced drivers on the current grid - and has the record to back up his skills. But the Brit made the ironic confession that while the high-speed, twisting roads of Silverstone during a Grand Prix weekend do not scare him, normal roads do. Hamilton admitted to Vanity Fair that the experience of driving in a normal road car left him feeling under too much pressure. He said: "I just think I find it stressful. I try not to do things that don’t add to my life." Driving around the south of France during his interview, he added to the magazine: "This is now stressful for me. This...
    (CNN)It's so hot across the globe, roads and roofs are melting. The deadly heatwaves of the last week have sparked strange infrastructural events around the world as millions endure searing temperatures that are still on the rise.The heat-related events also speak to aging infrastructures worldwide, most of which -- roads, bridges, railroads, buildings -- are not prepared for the sweltering conditions as of late. So how hot has it been, exactly? Well...It's so hot, the runway at a London airport meltedAn Easy Jet plane lands during sunset at Luton Airport after a small section of the runway had lifted due to high temperatures on July 18, 2022.Read MoreThe United Kingdom saw its hottest day on record Tuesday, when temperatures breached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).It's been so hot that a runway at London Luton Airport on the capital's outskirts had to be closed off as it melted in the heat. "Flights are temporarily suspended to allow for an essential runway repair after high surface temperatures caused a small section to lift," the airport tweeted Monday.Heat causes materials to expand and...
    Despite improvement in efforts by auto manufacturers to locate and notify owners of safety recalls affecting their vehicles, and heightened warnings about car safety recalls, there are still more than 50 million vehicles on U.S. roads right now being driven with unresolved repair issues. That poses potential ongoing, yet avoidable, safety risks to drivers and their passengers. More Business News And the D.C. metro is among cities with one of the highest numbers of vehicles with unrepaired recalls. “The D.C. metro comes in No. 10, with nearly 900,000 vehicles on the road with an open recall. That’s about 17% of vehicles on the road in the D.C. area that have an open recall right now,” said Emilie Voss, at car history provider Carfax in Centreville, Virginia. Many owners are unaware their vehicles have been recalled for repairs or replacements. “We know people move. Cars get sold. We don’t all look at all of our mail all of the time,” Voss said. Other owners may know their vehicles are subject to recalls, but dismiss them, or feel they are...
    A band of snowfall moving from north to south is causing slippery roads during the morning commute on Monday, March 28, leading some schools to delay starting times. For a look at areas affected by the band, check the radar image above. Wind-chill values throughout the region are bone-chilling as a blast of Artic air has arrived. "Conditions over the next few days will be reminiscent of mid-January," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Randy Adkins. Monday will be mostly sunny and blustery, with a high around 30 degrees, but wind speeds around 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 mph will make it feel like it's in the teens. The cold snap continues Tuesday, March 29 with sunny skies, temperatures in the mid 30s and wind-chill values between 5 and 15 degrees before temperatures begin to moderate later in the workweek. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    RUNNING SPRINGS, Calif. (KABC) -- A mid-February storm brought much needed snow to local mountain resorts, although it made driving on Tuesday night treacherous on mountain roads.Chain conditions were finally lifted around 2pm Wednesday afternoon on highways 330 and 18, as snowplows were finally able to clear roads and removed dozens of vehicles abandoned during the storm."The roads were real fun," said Big Bear Lake resident Rick Walker sarcastically. "We get a lot of people from out of town that don't know how to drive in the snow and it really makes it hectic."After a relatively dry January, the snow came at the perfect time for operators of ski and snowboard resorts. Snow Valley spokesperson Dave Miller said they prefer when storms come in mid-week, especially if a holiday weekend is right around the corner."The timing is perfect," said Miller. "We love to have midweek storms, because all of us who drive on the roads know when the roads are clear, it makes it a much better drive for us."
    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBS) — A rare blizzard warning goes into effect at 7 p.m. on Friday for Cape May, Atlantic, and Southern Burlington counties. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is urging everyone to stay off the roads, and he joined CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington via phone on Friday to discuss how the Garden State is preparing for the storm.  READ MORE: Jersey Shore Residents Concerned As They Prepare For Incoming Nor’easter: ‘I Hope We Don’t Lose Power’“This is a big one, especially on the Jersey Shore,” Murphy said. Murphy said snow accumulation on the Shore could be anywhere from 12 to 18 inches. He added that winds are expected to be 50 MPH, which power outages are likely and visibility will be impaired.  “It also means within the power outage reality, that the crews won’t be able to go on the buckets because they can’t go up in winds that high,” Murphy said.  READ MORE: Nor'easter Already Causing Delays On Philadelphia Area Trains, Buses As PennDOT, SEPTA PrepareCOVID-related staffing shortages have been an issue for many places across the country,...
    The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced its plans to get ahead of potential winter weather conditions that could have an impact on the D.C. region this weekend. VDOT said crews will begin pretreating Interstate 95 around Fredericksburg, the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Thursday morning in preparation for the possibility of snow and ice arriving. The transportation agency warned that motorists could experience slowdowns on major roadways in Virginia on Thursday and Friday. It warned that the crews treating the roads with a salt brine solution have to move slowly to ensure precision and proper absorption in the pavement. Starting around 9 a.m. Thursday, crews will begin spraying on I-95 southbound at Exit 140/Courthouse Road in Stafford County and head south to mile marker 101 in Caroline County. They will then turn around and treat the northbound lanes up to Exit 148/Quantico. VDOT warned motorists to avoid travel during and immediately after the storm, as roads may be icy regardless of how well-treated they were. The ability to pretreat the roads ahead of the potential winter storm is something...
    Multiple groups of protesters have planned to demonstrate around the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, with street blockades starting as early as 7 a.m., according to organizers. Around 150 activists are expected to conduct rallies and street blockades in the morning, event organizers said in a news release. Drivers should plan for traffic delays and consider alternative routes. More Local News More DC News Here’s a list of the affected intersections or areas: Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue NW Potomac Avenue Metro Station 4th Street and Independence Avenue At noon, activists are planning to gather at the Capitol for a rally, the release said. Among the issues they’re protesting include investing in health care and communities, as well as drawing attention to immigration, racial justice, climate change, voting rights and D.C. statehood. The groups participating are ShutDownDC, SPACEs In Action, CODEPINK, Arm in Arm Washington DC, CCAN Action Fund and Action Rebellion DC.
    DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – AAA says 53.4 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving—making it close to what it was before the pandemic. Due to this, travelers should prepare for roads and airports to be more crowded. Ronit Gordon flew in from Tampa and is spending the holidays in Dallas. She says she decided to come a few days early to avoid the airport madness that we typically see leading up to the holiday. READ MORE: Dallas Police Issue Alert For Critically Missing 72-Year-Old Marvin Brackeen“We tried to come in earlier so we wouldn’t have any problems,” Gordon said. Some people like Michael Mitchell are avoiding the airport this year and driving. “I’m going to try to get around and go see family,” Mitchell said. READ MORE: Band Director Among 3 Men Killed In Fiery Texas School Bus CrashBut for others, the gas prices are too high to hit the road. “My children are in Atlanta, because of the gas prices they’re staying there and we’re going to stay home,” Angelia Coleman said. AAA Texas says the statewide gas...
    A Metropolitan Police Department cruiser blocks a street near the U.S. Capitol and a Library of Congress building in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, as law enforcement officials investigate a report of a pickup truck containing an explosive device.Patrick Semansky | AP U.S. Capitol Police said Tuesday they closed roads around the Supreme Court as they investigate a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the building. People should stay away from the area, police said in tweets. The heavy police presence, which includes dozens of officers and multiple police dogs, came on the second of the Supreme Court's new term. Justices were present in the courtroom for in-person arguments for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Oral arguments began on schedule at 10 a.m. ET. This is developing news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    LONDON (AP) — Police arrested at least 38 environmental protesters for causing traffic misery in London during Monday’s morning rush hour after blocking a string of major routes. The protesters, who are pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade, have for weeks blocked roads in and around the capital. The group, which is known as Insulate Britain, said around 50 people had blocked four sites in London, including the Blackwall Tunnel, one of the major routes across the River Thames in east London. Wandsworth Bridge in south London, Hanger Lane in west London and Arnos Grove in the north of the capital were also targeted. By mid-morning, London’s Metropolitan Police said 38 arrests had been made for disruption of the highway and conspiracy to cause public nuisance. Dozens more have been arrested in previous protests. “We consider protests of this nature unreasonable and are acting as quickly as possible to minimise disruption caused to members of the public using the roads,” the Met said in a statement on Twitter. Footage across social media shows motorists...
    To navigate their way around, bumblebees sometimes rely on landscape features like paths and lanes created by humans, a study has determined. Researchers led from the Queen Mary University of London transplanted bee hives to a landscape — a rice farm — where the only features were a grid of raised paths. Radar tracking of the insects showed that the bees initially relied on the paths to help them find their way around — at least until they became more confident. According to the team, better understanding how bumblebees navigate could aid in efforts to conserve the important insects, whose population numbers are in decline. Various bee species are being threatened by a combination of pesticide use, loss of their natural habitat, poor nutrition, climate change and diseases. The study is part of a wider project exploring whether bees can be used as models to help design tiny flying robots and similarly help them to navigate around. To navigate their way around, bumblebees sometimes rely on landscape features like paths and lanes created by humans, a study has...
    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Underneath an Interstate 70 bridge, Gov. Jared Polis picked one of the state’s top priority projects as the location for a bill signing. Residents of Clear Creek County know how important improvements to the stretch of the interstate between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs will be. (credit: CBS) “We have now passed a bill I will now sign that will finally fix the damn roads in Colorado,” Polis said Thursday morning. READ MORE: Third Straight Day Of Record Setting Heat “I’m excited for this bill,” said Clear Creek County Commissioner George Marlin. “If you live on Floyd hill, you are literally trapped every weekend. And we’ve been lucky we haven’t had an emergency where people need to get out of there while all that traffic is there.” The traffic backup from the bottleneck around Floyd Hill can turn the interstate into a parking lot on weekends in the winter and summer. Polis said Requests for Proposal will soon go out to fix the situation. Plans call for keeping three lanes of traffic eastbound and widening...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Every time you get behind the wheel in Minnesota, bumps in the road chip away at your wallet. We’re talking hundreds of dollars beyond the basic maintenance fees you expect to pay each year. And it’s not just during pothole season. Year round, rough roads accelerate the wear-and-tear on your car. READ MORE: Customers Are Still Afraid: Lake Street Businesses Still Not Back To Normal 1 Year After Looting, Unrest They’re little dips, bumps and sometimes jolts in the road you might just consider part of driving. But each suspension-shaking impact adds up to a quicker than typical trip to the repair shop. Shawn Bona is an area manager for Bridgestone Retail Operations in the Twin Cities. When it comes to slamming into a pothole, he said there are two types of damage. The first is the immediate kind a driver will feel or see, like a popped tired, cracked rim, or steering issues. He says suspension repairs run between $400 and $600. A wheel replacement could start around $200. A new tire starts around $80....
    DOZENS of riot police and an army of stewards were on patrol today outside Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s first home game since protesting fans stormed the stadium earlier this month. Mounted police, dog handlers and CCTV operators were part of a huge show of force aimed at ensuring tonight’s clash against Leicester City goes off without incident 8Riot police are preparing themselves ahead of tonight's contestCredit: Matthew Pover 8Police are out in force as they expect demonstrations from supporters against the club ownersCredit: Matthew Pover 8Police are in attendance outside Old Trafford ahead of potential protestsCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke 8The road leading up to the ground has been closed to vehiclesCredit: Reuters 8Extra security is in place around Old Trafford ahead of the Leicester clashCredit: Reuters Sir Matt Busby Way - the road leading up to the ground - has also been closed off to vehicles for the first time this season. And 10ft fences have been erected around vulnerable parts of the stadium due to fears that fans unhappy with club owners the Glazer family may...
    DENVER (CBS4) – You’ve heard the old saying that April showers and May flowers, right? That is true to an extent but May also brings plenty of snow to Colorado, especially in the higher elevations outside of Denver. A few inches of wet, sloppy snow fell early Monday in the foothills west of Denver. (credit: Chris Spears) The snow was heavy and wet due to air temperatures hanging around the freezing mark. Thankfully most roads were just wet or a little slushy in the foothills, but in elevations above 9,000 feet snowpacked roads have been reported. CBS4 Weather Watcher Snow Totals West of Fairplay – 7.5″ Coal Creek Canyon – 4.6″ Bailey – 4.5″ East of Conifer – 4.5″ Silver Plume – 2.5″ Breckenridge – 2″ SW Lakewood – 0.7″ As of late Monday morning the snow level was fluctuating between 5,500 and 6,500 feet around metro Denver. Temperatures were holding in the 30s around the city.
    Two fatal traffic collisions Monday morning continued a string of deaths on the roadways of California’s Central Valley. Six people have been killed since Saturday night in Sacramento, Stanislaus and Yuba counties — five in vehicle crashes and one in a freeway shooting, the California Highway Patrol said. The sites of the incidents are shown on the map above. 1 / North of Oakdale, 8:40 p.m. Saturday. A 26-year-old Oakdale man on a 2003 Honda motorcycle southbound on Valley Home Road hit the back of a van carrying eight people. He was ejected from the motorcycle and was fatally struck by an Acura sedan. A truck hit the downed motorcycle and went off the edge of the road, shearing off a power pole and igniting a fire. Besides the motorcyclist, no injuries were reported. 2 / Near Isleton, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. At least one person was killed in a collision of a car and a motorcycle on Highway 12 near Jackson Slough. 3 / Sacramento, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. One man was killed in a car-to-car shooting...
    ELIZABETH, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency responders have positioned snowcats around Elbert County as they prepare for an onslaught of snow over the weekend. Elizabeth Fire Protection District Division Chief Kara Gerczynski says in past storms she’s seen drifts rise well over six feet. (credit: CBS) “I think the one thing that hurts us the most is the wind,” she said. READ MORE: Only 2 COVID-19 Patients Left In Denver Health ICU, Hospitalizations Down Statewide The 2019 bomb cyclone storm led to a big job for rescuers in snow cats. “During the bomb cyclone we had crews in this snowcat for 12 hours. And it’s not an easy ride.” They top out at about 35 mph. Rescuers went after many people who were misdirected by mapping apps that showed major highways closed, but roads through the county toward Colorado Springs open. Many were not. About 350 people got stranded. “Most of them rented cars from DIA and when DIA closed and they couldn’t get down Interstate 25 or Interstate 70 and found their way through Elbert...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roads are a mess this morning, some streets still have wet and slushy snow on them from Thursday’s storm.  We’re still not out of the woods as a second wave of moisture will prompt scattered light snow north and west and freezing rain for I-95. Plain rain showers will be possible the closer you get to the coast. READ MORE: Snow Cleanup Underway In Manayunk As Neighbors Worry About Refreezing We will not expect much if any snow accumulation with the overnight/morning precipitation. However, some extra ice accretion could be possible especially across southwest New Jersey. Either way, this will lead to more tricky travel this morning. READ MORE: Residents Escape Unharmed Following Fire At Restaurant On First Floor In Oxford Circle: Philadelphia Firefighters Friday should be generally overcast but if some limited sunshine breaks through it wouldn’t be totally shocking. The weekend looks nice and sunny but cold as highs will stay in the low to mid-30s. A blustery day is likely on Saturday as well. Our next weather maker is already in the pipeline...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A series of crashes took place during the Tuesday morning commute around the region as ice made for slippery driving conditions. Multiple cars were involved in a crash on Route 3 North after Exit 20 in Duxbury, including one that went into the median. RELATED: Ice Forces Postponements On Opening Day At Worcester State Mass COVID Vaccination Site Just after 6 a.m., a rollover crash was reported on Interstate 93 in Andover near Exit 42. Traffic slowed down in the area following the crash. The crash is being reported as serious with a driver trapped and the vehicle on top of the guardrail. RELATED: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Todays Developments A car and tractor trailer were involved in a crash on I-495 South in Haverhill. The right lane was closed following the crash. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation had 547 pieces of equipment deployed on the roads as of 6:30 a.m. around the state. The speed limit was lowered to 40 MPH between the New York border and Weston due to road conditions. MORE: Boston Barber Seriously Injured...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Crews with the Texas Department of Transportation and the North Texas Tollway Authority are working around the clock to keep highways and toll roads from icing up during this weekend’s pending wintry weather. Patrick Clarke, a spokesman with TxDOT’s Dallas District, said, “It’s all hands on deck right now across the district heading into the weekend.” RELATED: DFW Weather: North Texas Braces For Historic Winter Storm This Weekend Michael Rey, spokesman for the NTTA, said, “We’re trying to constantly be ahead of the situation at a point where we’re not trying to play catch up. We’re actually being very proactive.” There are hundreds of workers and pieces of equipment, including trucks to spray brine solution and spread sand and salt. There are also dozens of snow plows too. RELATED: After Over A Day Of Cleaning And Repairing, I-35W In Fort Worth Reopens After Deadly Pileup Clarke said, “We also have access to more as the need arises. So it’s organizing our equipment, getting those blades, those plows ready and in place, and ready to move in as the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The winter storm the Philadelphia region is experiencing has made treacherous travel conditions around the region. It’s also created a lot of work for PennDOT crews. Communications relations coordinator Robyn Briggs joined CBS3 Tuesday morning to discuss the road conditions across Southeastern Pennsylvania. CBS3’s Mobile Weather Watcher showed what conditions were like for PennDOT crews out on the road Tuesday morning. “They’ll be plugging away until the snow stops and then they’ll keep going until the roads become clear,” Briggs said. “During the storm, we always remind people they will never be down to the asphalt where you’ll see them but we do them so they’re passable. Then it also allows traction for the tires, too.” Briggs says there are close to 440 trucks working on the roadways across Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Anyone who must travel during this storm should be aware roads are likely to be slippery. The most important piece of advice is for drivers to slow down — and stay home if you can. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW....
    The situation goes little by little normalizing after the passage of the storm Filomena, which has left several dead, snow-covered roads, fallen trees, incidents in water facilities and the closure of air, train and road traffic, as well as thousands of students without classes. Freezing temperatures have turned snow to ice and authorities have called for avoid using the car as much as possible. According to the last part of the General direction of traffic (DGT), the storm affects 540 roads33 of them from the main road network, the majority in the province of Toledo, as reported by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT). Likewise, 29 other main roads in Toledo, Madrid, Soria, Ávila, La Rioja and Álava are passable with caution. Thus, in Toledo the CM43 highway in Illescas is closed, it is necessary to use chains on the CM 41 in Cedillo del Condado and the passage of trucks is prohibited on the CM41 in Valmojado and on the R4 at the height of Ocaña. Other 29 main roads are on green level, passable with caution,...
    New York City is set to get pounded with up to a foot of snow as the city’s first wintry blast of the season rolls in Wednesday evening — with forecasters predicting an “ugly mess” across the region.  Six to 12 inches of snow is still on the cards for the city, with the more severe prediction more likely, Accuweather senior meteorologist Matt Rinde said Wednesday morning.  Substantial snowfall is expected to begin around 4 p.m. “Of the six to 12 range, we are leaning toward the higher numbers, 10, 11, 12 inches at this point,” Rinde told The Post.  “Some things would have to go very wrong” if the city doesn’t see at least 6 inches, the meteorologist said.  Even then, Rinde said the Big Apple will likely get “get 3 inches of sleet.” “So either way, it’s going to be an ugly mess,” he told The Post. Meanwhile, regions northwest of the city could see more than a foot, while parts of Long Island could get more of a wintry mix — with 3 to 6 inches...
    By Matt McFarland | CNN Business Zoox, Amazon’s self-driving vehicle startup, revealed a prototype of its robotaxi Monday that could one day spend 16 hours a day offering rides in cities. But if you’re hoping for a trip anytime soon, don’t hold your breath. Zoox won’t say when the public will be able to ride in the vehicle, nor even when Zoox will first test it on public roads. Zoox also didn’t say if the vehicle will ever carry Amazon packages. Zoox’s vehicle is a departure from most self-driving vehicles, which resemble the cars of today. It’s gotten rid of the steering wheel and brake pedal, saying these features are unnecessary when there’s no human driver. Zoox’s vehicle seats four, with passengers facing each other to make conversation easier. The doors on Zoox’s vehicle slide open, similar to the Origin from Cruise, the self-driving arm of GM. Zoox’s vehicle is a few feet shorter than small sedans like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, to allow for easy maneuvering in cities. It also has an unusually large battery — 133kWh...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Zoox, Amazon's self-driving vehicle startup, revealed a prototype of its robotaxi Monday that could one day spend 16 hours a day offering rides in cities. But if you're hoping for a trip anytime soon, don't hold your breath. Zoox won't say when the public will be able to ride in the vehicle, nor even when Zoox will first test it on public roads. Zoox also didn't say if the vehicle will ever carry Amazon packages.Zoox's vehicle is a departure from most self-driving vehicles, which resemble the cars of today. It's gotten rid of the steering wheel and brake pedal, saying these features are unnecessary when there's no human driver. Zoox's vehicle seats four, with passengers facing each other to make conversation easier. The doors on Zoox's vehicle slide open, similar to the Origin from Cruise, the self-driving arm of GM. Amazon's Zoox revealed its robotaxi.Zoox's vehicle is a few feet shorter than small sedans like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, to allow for easy maneuvering in cities. It also has an unusually large battery — 133kWh...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We could see some snow Wednesday morning in the Baltimore metro region. Meteorologist Tim Williams says snow showers are around with a few sprinkles mixed in as temperatures climb above freezing. Be on the lookout for damp roads at times. Highs in the mid 40s with overnight lows in the 30s. We have a taste of the season. Snow showers around today with a few sprinkles mixed in as the temps climb above freezing. You wont be shoveling, but be aware of damp roads at times. Highs in the mid 40°s today with overnight lows in the mid 30°s. pic.twitter.com/IxrlKb7DgJ — Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) December 9, 2020   The cities of Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Germantown, Damascus, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville and Aberdeen could see these conditions, the National Weather Service said. So what can you expect later this week? A slight warm up as winds shift south.
    DENVER (CBS4) — The Colorado Department of Transportation had about 95 plows out in the Denver area Monday morning, clearing snow and treating roads. Those plows were focused on the highways — Interstate 25, Interstate 70, Interstate 225 and E-470. (credit: CDOT/Google) Tamara Rollinson with CDOT said each plow is working a dedicated route and when they finish, they go back and do it again. They are clearing the snow and treating roads with a salt mixture to help break up and melt snow and ice. Rollinson warned drivers to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses which may be slicker and icier than other parts of the highway. (credit: CBS) CDOT had another 28 plows working on the I-70 mountain corridor, between Denver and the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel. You can track the plows with CDOT’s interactive map.      
    Louisville police apologized to residents of the city on Tuesday after restricting vehicle traffic in parts of the city ahead of expected protests Tuesday night surrounding an announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether or not to indict the police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor. The Associated Press reported that a news release from the department apologized for what it called measures necessary to preserve public safety. Many of the closures are reportedly around Jefferson Square Park, where past protests over Taylor's death have been held. “We recognize that this is an inconvenience, and will cause difficulty for those that live, work and have business downtown, and we apologize,” said the department. “However, public safety is our number one priority, and it would be irresponsible if we did not take preemptive action to preserve it.” Taylor's death and the subsequent debate over whether or not to charge the officers involved in the no-knock raid that resulted in her shooting death have resulted in protests in the city for months, with many activists demanding the officers face criminal charges. Taylor,...
    Next week the city of St. Paul will roll back three temporary road closures that were put in place in April to facilitate social distancing around park areas during the pandemic. On Tuesday, motorists will once again be able to access the roads around Como Regional Park, Phalen Regional Park and Cherokee Regional Park. During the governor’s stay-at-home orders, the mayor’s office temporarily closed stretches of East Como Lake Drive, East Shore Drive, Cherokee Heights and the southbound lane of Mississippi River Boulevard to vehicle traffic to create more space for pedestrians and bicyclists. Once the governor’s stay-at-home orders were lifted, the mayor’s office asked that the closures remain in place through Labor Day. Some cycling and pedestrian advocates had hoped that the changes would be permanent, but that won’t be the case. In a written statement, St. Paul Public Works officials said Friday: “At this time, there are no resources, funding or plans for the city of St. Paul to explore or change the existing roadways from their current traffic use or continue the temporary closures.”Related Articles ...
    WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Storms took down trees and power lines in Connecticut on Thursday, and more than 28,000 people across the state were without power at one point. Just as residents were recovering from Tropical Storm Isaias three weeks ago, once again roads are blocked by broken trees and downed wires. Lightning filled an ominous sky again and again for hours over Westport. On the ground, narrow tree-covered roads were nearly pitch black with power out at many of the houses around them. Earlier, hail ripped through Westport neighborhoods paired with strong winds that snapped trees and took down overhead wires. About 30 miles away in North Haven, massive trees were uprooted and patio furniture went flying around people’s yards. Power Outages Click on the links below for information from utilities in your area. New York: Con Edison NYSEG National Grid PSEG Long Island Orange & Rockland New Jersey: PSE&G New Jersey Jersey Central Power & Light Atlantic City Electric Orange & Rockland Connecticut: Eversource United Illuminating Then the weather made its way...
    AS the UK is battered by summer storms triggered by a sweltering heatwave, many are wondering whether it is safe to drive during the extreme weather. As with all hazardous weather, there are risks involved. We break down whether it's safe to drive and how you can keep safe. 3Generally, driving during a thunderstorm is not a good ideaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Is driving safe during a thunderstorm? Generally, driving during a thunderstorm is not a good idea. Thunderstorms can bring a risk of sudden gusty winds and heavy rain, with those most at risks including cyclists, motorcyclists and high sided vehicles. These conditions can make driving more hazardous with possible flooded roads, muddy roads, or roads blocked by debris. However, if you are caught out in thunder and lightning the Met Office advises that you wind up the windows and stay inside your car. Keep your speed down as lowering your speed will lower the distance you travel when buffeted around by the wind. Heavy rain will restrict your visibility, so your windshield wipers and headlights are a...
    By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port Thursday, a day after the government pledged to investigate this week's devastating explosion and placed port officials under house arrest. The blast Tuesday, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port, rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, injuring more than 5,000 and causing widespread destruction. French President Emmanuel Macron was expected to visit later Thursday amid pledges of international aid. But Lebanon, which was already mired in a severe economic crisis, faces a daunting challenge in rebuilding. It's unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously corrupt and dysfunctional government. Losses from the blast are estimated to be between $10 billion to $15 billion, Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud told the Saudi-owned TV station Al-Hadath on Wednesday, adding that nearly 300,000 people are homeless. The tiny Mediterranean country was already on the brink of collapse, with soaring unemployment and a financial...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut’s demolished port Thursday, a day after the government pledged to investigate this week’s devastating explosion and placed port officials under house arrest. The blast Tuesday, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port, rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, injuring more than 5,000 and causing widespread destruction. French President Emmanuel Macron was expected to visit later Thursday amid pledges of international aid. But Lebanon, which was already mired in a severe economic crisis, faces a daunting challenge in rebuilding. It’s unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously corrupt and dysfunctional government. Losses from the blast are estimated to be between $10 billion to $15 billion, Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud told the Saudi-owned TV station Al-Hadath on Wednesday, adding that nearly 300,000 people are homeless. The tiny Mediterranean country was already on the brink of collapse, with soaring unemployment and a financial crisis that has wiped out...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey is under a state of emergency and a tornado watch as Isaias headed up the coast.The tornado watch is in effect until 4 p.m.WATCH LIVE: Beach cameras in New JerseyAfter a perfect beach day Monday, clouds and showers moved in.AccuWeather is forecasting Isaias to potentially impact the Tri-State area with 2-4 inches of rain or more on Tuesday.RELATED: Where is Isaias now and what can we expectIn Jersey City, front loaders filled up barricades with sand to protect against flooding. They were placed at more than 30 locations.Residents are being asked to move their cars to higher ground."Definitely worth it to move your car and put it into safer areas than leaving it in the street," a driver said.In Hoboken, which is prone to flooding, the municipal parking garages are already full."During the previous two storms we saw a lot of cars getting stuck in flood waters which were impeding emergency services," said Ravinder Bhalla, Hoboken Mayor.Governor Phil Murphy declared the state of emergency for all of the state's 21 counties and urged people...
    Roads around the White House are being closed to traffic. The Secret Service said the following roadways will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice: Constitution Avenue NW, between 15th and 17th Street; 17th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and H Street; 15th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and H Street; H Street NW, between 15th Street and 17th Street In NW, streets CLOSED around the White House until further notice: • Constitution Ave + H St, btwn 15th and 17th Streets • 17th + 15 Streets btwn Constitution Ave and H St Per U.S. @SecretService #DCTraffic #NWDC #WhiteHouse Listen Live
    St. Paul closed roads around the Capitol on Sunday afternoon and downtown bridges, at the same a large protest was underway outside of the Capitol. University Avenue at Rice Street and at Jackson Street is closed, as is John Ireland Boulevard, the city announced shortly before 2 p.m., saying the closures were taking effect at 2 p.m. All downtown bridges and overpasses, including St. Peter Street, Wabasha Street, Cedar Street, Robert Street, Jackson Street and Minnesota Street, are also closed. Information was not immediately available about when they will be reopening. “The roads were closed to help our officers ensure that everyone in St. Paul is safe today,” said Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman. A large protest began at 1 p.m. at the Capitol, with people calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed in the case of George Floyd, who died on Monday after a Minneapolis police officer was seen on video kneeling on his neck. Derek Chauvin, who was fired from the police department, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death....
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