Tips for driving in winter weather

Do you know the distance drivers should be from snow plows or at what temperature salt is most effective on streets? INDOT has the answers, as well as some info on what should be in your vehicle’s emergency supply kit.

LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled

Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles’ growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley.

Afghan earthquake rocks Asia, dozens dead

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico as it weakens

There were early reports of some flooding and landslides, but no word of fatalities or major damage as the storm pushed across inland mountains and bypassing the metropolis of Guadalajara overnight.

Key Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding

Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Thursday at 10:15 AM, people across the area will participate in an international earthquake drill called the ShakeOut.

In rare event, remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Alaska

Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska’s southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.