Icy snowstorm paralyzes eastern United States; more to come

Feb 18, 2015

Icy snowstorm paralyzes eastern United States; more to come

The aftermath of a deadly winter storm paralyzed much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the worst cold in two decades from another Arctic front this week. The storm dumped snow and spread ice from New England into the ...

Jan 28, 2015

Massachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

A Massachusetts nuclear power plant shut down automatically Tuesday after the blizzard moving through the region interrupted power flow, but there was never any danger to the public, authorities said. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, the state’s only nuclear power plant, shut ...

Legal authority to tow abandoned cars eyed

Feb 18, 2014

Legal authority to tow abandoned cars eyed

The government is considering legal steps to allow officials to remove abandoned cars from roads to make way for emergency vehicles, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. Trucks and cars stranded by the heavy snowfalls over the weekend are blocking the way for snowplows, ...

Feb 18, 2014

Toyota restarts work at four plants

Operations resumed Tuesday at four Toyota Motor Corp. plants in central Japan that were shut the previous day when parts deliveries were disrupted due to heavy snowfall last weekend. Meanwhile, other automakers’ plants remain idled. Toyota reopened its Takaoka, Motomachi, Tahara and Tsutsumi plants ...

Feb 17, 2014

Train crash blamed on faulty brakes

A commuter train that rammed a stationary train early Saturday in Kawasaki failed to slow even after the emergency brakes were applied, an investigation has shown. Railway Tokyu Corp. believes the heavy snow that hit the Tokyo area that day may have weakened the ...

Feb 17, 2014

Suzuki stops operations due to snow

Suzuki Motor Corp. has suspended operations at three plants in Shizuoka Prefecture as auto parts have not been delivered to them due to heavy snowfall over the weekend, Suzuki officials said Monday. Operations have been suspended since Saturday night at the Kosai plant in ...

Snowstorm heads north after leaving 15 dead, hundreds stranded

Feb 16, 2014

Snowstorm heads north after leaving 15 dead, hundreds stranded

The Meteorological Agency on Sunday urged the public to remain vigilant as a low-pressure system that dumped record snowfall on eastern Japan moved up the northeast coastline. Heavy snow has caused at least 15 deaths since Friday in seven prefectures: Gunma, Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano, ...

Feb 14, 2014

Power demand spikes amid snow

Power demand in eastern and western Japan hit their winter peaks on Friday morning as demand for heating spiked amid the snowy weather, utilities said. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said demand in its area peaked at 48.8 million kilowatts, or 93 percent of its ...