A winter storm in Ohio this morning resulted in multiple massive multi-vehicle crashes that continue to snarl traffic into the afternoon.
On State Road 8 in Summit County, Ohio, a pileup of 75 to 95 vehicles was reported following whiteout conditions on Tuesday morning, News 5 Cleveland reports. The pileup occurred on SR-8 between Route 303 and Seasons Road. There is no word yet on whether anyone was injured. SR-8 has since reopened in both directions.
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Trains in Hempfield Township are once again moving after a collision caused three trains to derail along Georges Station Road.
According to authorities, the derailments happened Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Luxor.
Workers restored service to the tracks on Sunday, completing the multi-day recovery effort.
Railroad personnel began running trains on one of the two mainline tracks late on Saturday night.
Firefighters and a hazmat team responded to the scene, though officials said there was no hazmat concern or risk to public safety.
Officials from Norfolk Southern are investigating the cause of the derailment. They said a Norfolk Southern train was heading west transporting empty crude oil tank cars from Altoona to Conway when it collided with the back of another Norfolk Southern train.
The two train locomotives pulling the crude oil cars were knocked off the track but remained upright. Three rail cars transporting 18 shipping containers derailed off the freight train.
Officials said some of the equipment that derailed hit a portion of another train that was traveling east on the adjacent mainline track, causing the derailment of eight rail cars transporting 32 containers.
Norfolk Southern officials said no hazardous materials are known to have spilled.
The derailment has blocked train traffic on both tracks.
Crews are working to clear the tracks and restore service, though cleanup could take days.
The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to Air Force Times.
U.S. Coast Guard personnel were assisting the Air Force as a search for the airman got underway in water about a mile and a half south of Santa Rosa Island, Fla., along the Florida Panhandle, WKRG-TV of Mobile, Ala., reported.
Firefighters battled flames at a building in Pittsburgh’s Central Northside neighborhood Tuesday evening.
The building is in the 700 block of North Taylor Avenue. Video from the scene shows Wilson’s Bar-B-Q restaurant is in the building that is on fire.
In his latest attack on the state he returned to old complaints of forest management, including recommending better cleaning of the forest floors, as he first did in 2018.
However California’s governor was quick to highlight the role of the environmental crisis in spreading the fires. In response to the president, Mr Newsom tweeted: “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.”
A powerful nor’easter storm is pummeling the New England area with heavy rain, strong winds and floods, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people in several states Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service warns that winds from the storm may down trees and power lines and cause power outages. And the agency says people affected by the storm should secure loose outdoor items and be cautious when using portable generators.
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — A woman is recovering following a water rescue in Somerset County.
Authorities say the woman was found hanging off the side of a kayak in a reservoir.
According to Somerset County dispatch, the incident happened at the Quemehoning Reservoir sometime around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill
Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured following a shooting in western Mexico.
The police were carrying out a court order in El Aguaje, Michoacán state, when their convoy was ambushed.
A powerful criminal group, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, is believed to have carried out the attack.
At least 11 people have been hurt, one of them critically, after a car slammed into people enjoying an autumn hayride on Saturday afternoon about 55 miles west of Chicago.
Authorities say that the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Little Rock Township, Illinois.(MORE: 7-year-old boy in critical condition after homeless man slams boy head first into the ground in random attack)
All of the 11 victims are adults, 3 of which were hurt seriously, according to ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV.
After battling a fire at the Greensburg public works building early Friday morning, firefighters from the Lloydsville Fire Department battled a house fire in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, for nearly four hours.
The fire broke out around 4 a.m. and extended through an entire house in the East High Acres II neighborhood.Officials said one person was home at the time and they made it out safely, along with their dog.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters thanked fast-acting neighbors who alerted the person who was home of the fire.
A propane leak shut down a busy Sheetz store in Plum for much of the night and into the early morning.
What we know about the Saddleridge Fire
- Spreading fast: The Saddleridge Fire started Thursday and exploded to more than 7,500 acres by Friday. At least 31 structures were destroyed or damaged.
- It jumped two freeways: The fast-moving blaze jumped the 210 and 5 freeways, and some parts those roads and the 405 were closed.
- Evacuations issued: The wind-driven wildfire forced about 100,000 people to evacuate.
- Schools canceled: Classes were canceled at about 40 schools in the Los Angeles area after poor air quality was reported, officials said.
A member of the family called 911 regarding a “medical emergency” at 135 Center Ave. in Abington, Plymouth County, around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, District Attorney Tim Cruz said during a news conference.
The relative had gone to the house to help get the three children to school, he said.
“This is just a horrible, horrible event here for the town of Abington and for the children and the schools,” Cruz said.
CNN)An underground electrical vault exploded at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, Saturday, leaving four people injured.The explosion took place during an Oktoberfest celebration at the Old World restaurant, where firefighters initially responded to a report of an electrical fire, Huntington Beach Fire Battalion Chief Jeffrey Lopez said. An underground electrical vault exploded as firefighters went to open it, Lopez said.
NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW — The heaviest monsoon rains to lash India in 25 years have killed more than 1,600 people since June, government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities battled floods in two northern states and muddy waters swirled inside a major city.
The monsoon, which typically lasts between June and September, has already delivered 10 percent more rain than a 50-year average and is expected to withdraw only after early October, more than a month later than usual.
The extended rains have wreaked havoc, with northern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states the worst hit in the latest spell of intense downpours, killing 144 people since last Friday, two officials said.
The Massachusetts medical examiner still hasn’t provided an exact cause and manner of death for Saoirse Kennedy Hill nearly two months after she died at the family’s famous Cape Cod compound — amid massive backlogs at the office, The Post has learned.
Kennedy Hill, 22 — granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy — died from a suspected drug overdose after a long night of partying in Hyannis Port on Aug. 1.
An initial autopsy report for Kennedy Hill showed no signs of trauma to her body, but the exact cause and manner of her death are still pending a toxicology report, a representative from the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Post on Tuesday.
A waterline broke in West Newton Monday night, disrupting service to some customers in the borough.
The waterline break was reported at 7:10 p.m. on Vine Street, according to a Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety supervisor.
eff Grasmeder, who lives near the waterline break on Vine Street, said late Monday night that there still was water leaking from underneath the road and into the storm sewer drains.
At least 11 people are feared to have been trapped after an arch bridge collapsed into a bay in eastern Taiwan, sending an oil tanker falling into the waters below and crushing a number of fishing boats.
Dramatic footage from a nearby CCTV camera showed the moment the tanker drove over the bridge, and was almost safely at the other side, when the entire 140m-long structure suddenly gave way.
Five people were on the bridge at the time and are missing, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung told reporters, while one of the fishing boats trapped by the falling debris had six people on board.
In addition, 10 people have been taken to hospital so far, with six suffering serious, life-threatening injuries.
The collapse occurred in the small but often crowded Pacific fishing village of Nanfangao, about 60km south-east of Taipei.
(CNN)One Ohio county had an “unusually high number” of overdose deaths in a little over a day, the county’s coroner said.“As of about 10 am this morning we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours,” Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said on Facebook Sunday.“I urge friends and family of those who use to make sure you are armed with naloxone,” Ortiz said on Facebook. “Those who use should also test before using with fentanyl testing strips.”Fentanyl can be mixed with cocaine and methamphetamine to create a deadly combination, the coroner said.The last peak of overdoses that the coroner’s office posted about was in August 12, when six people died in less than 24 hours.“The majority of overdose deaths continue to be fentanyl related,” the coroner said in the statement.
Bobby Lane, 17, was hunting in an area of heavy foliage Saturday when Hector Romero, 32, thought he saw a deer moving and fired his gun, according to a statement from the Glynn County Police Department.
Lane was wounded, and Romero immediately brought him out of the bush and to a gas station, the statement said. Lane was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death, along with the Glynn County Police Department.
A HUGE 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile today according to the USGS.
Chile, located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” has a long history of deadly quakes, including an 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 off the south-central coast that triggered a tsunami that devastated coastal towns.
A SPEEDING rollercoaster carriage flipped over mid-ride at a Mexican amusement park — flinging two riders out to their death and injuring five others.
The victims, two men aged 18 and 21, died of horrific head injuries after the last car on the coaster derailed at the La Feria amusement park in Mexico City.
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A helicopter crashed in a parking lot at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Saturday night.Bloomsburg police say the helicopter crashed around 7:30 p.m. in Lot C on the fairgrounds. A pilot and two passengers were on board. All three were taken to the hospital. There were no fatalities. Several vehicles in the parking lot were damaged.