Storms causing travel headaches on both coasts ahead of Christmas

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Storms on both coasts are bringing trouble to holiday travelers to start out the week. One storm is causing flooding and gusty winds for the Southeast while the other has brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains. The storm in the Southeast is bringing heavy rain from southern Florida all the way to the Carolinas on Monday morning. Flooding has been reported in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the airport briefly had to close down, and parts of the region got more than 8 inches of rain in the six hours after midnight.The storm will slowly move through the Carolinas by Monday evening with drier conditions expected for Florida. Up to 5 inches of rain is possible in South Carolina through the next 24 hours. West Coast stormThe western storm is bringing very heavy rain to Southern California on Monday morning, including Los Angeles and San Diego, with some flooding possible. In the mountains of Southern California some areas could see up to a foot of snow. In the L.A. area and San Diego, as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible.Heavy rain will also spread into Arizona later on Monday and into the nighttime hours, with some areas seeing up to 1 inch of rainfall. Snow will spread into the southern Rockies from Utah to Colorado, where some areas could see more than a foot in the next 36 hours.Christmas thawOutside of the two travel trouble spots in the Southwest and Southeast, it will be a very mild, spring-like Christmas for most of the eastern U.S. Temperatures will reach the 50s close to Chicago and the 40s into the Great Lakes and the Northeast.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Verizon Wireless expands 3G network coverage in Jericho and Underhill

first_imgVerizon Wireless,Verizon Wireless recently has activated a new cell site in Jericho that expands wireless voice and 3G data coverage in Jericho and Underhill and along Route 15, as well as the surrounding areas.The company invested in Chittenden County to continue to stay ahead of increasing demand for reliable voice and mobile Internet access. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $2.8 billion into its New England network since 2000, including more than $242 million in 2010 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network.‘We at Verizon Wireless have always believed that the best wireless devices deserve the best wireless networks,’ said director for Network Systems Performance for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. ‘Today people across Vermont are increasingly relying on wireless tablets, smartphones and apps to stay organized and connected. Our investment in Chittenden County – and across New England – has kept us ahead of these consumer trends and underscored our belief that any mobile device is only as reliable as the network it runs on.’Advantages of Expanded 3G Service in Jericho and UnderhillVerizon Wireless’ recently expanded 3G data coverage in Jericho and Underhill empowers more customers using tablets, notebook computers or smartphones to:Find and download useful apps ‘ like GPS-enabled maps with turn-by-turn directions, mobile banking and social networking platformsSurf the Web to check favorite blogs and read breaking newsPlay cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips using V CAST VideoWork on-the-go with fast file sharingSend e-mails and text messages to friends, family and co-workers with vivid picture and video attachmentsConnect with friends across the globe using Skype mobileContinuing Wireless Investment and InnovationVerizon Wireless operates America’s largest and most reliable 3G network, and has invested more than $65 billion since its inception to increase voice and data coverage nationwide. Recently, the company earned recognition from J.D. Power and Associates* for ‘Highest Call Quality in New England.’Verizon Wireless recently debuted its new 4G LTE network in Boston, Massachusetts, and 38 other major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States. The company has committed to launch 140 additional 4G LTE markets during 2011, covering two thirds of all Americans by the end of this year.Engineering America’s Most Reliable Wireless NetworkThe company’s ‘America’s most reliable wireless network’ reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who traverse more than one million miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas ‘ the equivalent of two roundtrips to the moon or 40 trips around the world. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3.5 million voice call attempts and more than 19 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the largest high-speed wireless network in America which serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com(link is external). To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia(link is external).*Verizon Wireless received the highest numerical score among wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study (SM), Vol. 1, based on 27,250 total responses measuring four providers in the Northeast Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in July-December 2010. Your experience may vary. Visit jdpower.com JERICHO, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verizon Wirelesslast_img read more