As New Englanders celebrated Christmas Eve, the power grid operator came closer to ordering rolling blackouts than it had in more than four years as several power plants failed to deliver on reserve capacity. ISO New England imposed penalties of roughly $39 million on power plant operators for failing to provide reserves during a confluence of factors including extreme cold…
Saturday night: mostly clear, and very cold. Some snow showers linger for the islands. Lows in the upper teens. WSW winds around 15 mph.
Christmas Day: mostly sunny, still cold, but less windy. Highs in the upper 20’s.
Christmas Night: mostly clear, quite cold. Lows in the lower 20’s.
A dog is being credited with saving a New York family of four when their home caught fire overnight. Police officials said the fire started around 2 a.m. Christmas Eve at the home on Barry Lane in Bardonia. The family’s dog scratched on a bedroom door, waking everyone up just in time to escape, according to a GoFundMe account...