tv KCRG TV9 First News ABC December 29, 2015 4:30am-5:00am CST
meteorologist chrhr havely joins us this morning from the mobile weather lab. chris, how are the roads looking this morning? the plows are out and roads are looking pretty dent out here. the main drags are all plowed and pretty clear for drivers this morning, especially around the interstates. side and residential streets may still be covered. but, overall, just take it slow this morning, give yourself plenty of room between cars and you'll be fine getting to the plows are out and roads are looking pretty decent out here. the main dragsgsre all plowed and prett clear for drivers this morning, especially around the interstates. side and residential streets may still be covered. but, overall, just take it slow this morning, give yourself plenty of room between cars and you'llbe fine getting to where you need t go.
t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... we'll start off the day with lingering snow showers and flurries, though most of the day wwl stay cloudy. tempmpatures will not go anywhere,e,hanks to fresh snow in the area, and should remain in the 20s the entire day. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early tomorrow with amounts of tr-2" common. again, that could lead to slick driving, especial in the rning hours. we'll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2016 starting off cold. thanks kaj. . the city of f dar rapids is all
now - working to remove snow before people head out this morning. the city told tv-9, the g gl is to keep theheain streets as clear as possible. and the temperatures yesterday made that easier. but now that it's getting colder, it could cause problems. a lot of streets need owing. and the city's streets supervisor says crews are working hard to clear streets for morning drivers. "we will have everybody in at 1
including our mechanics. we will have everybody in again working the main drags, and when we can get the main drags done, we will work on getting into the residentials and the hills." the city is under a snow emergency until noon today. that means no one should park on the snow emergency routes, which are marked with signs. e city could ticket or even tow vehicles parked on those routes. some businesses in eastern iowa are seeing a sudden boom with the recent snowfall. "that's money in our pocket. we've been waiting all winter, and it's been disappointing for us. hopefully it continunu. " dubuque lawn and snow was one of the many snow removal businesses that were clearing parking lots and driveways. the business said yesterday's storm is one of about 12 large snow events that happen in a normal winter. and the sled shed in cedar raps had a number of people who wante servicing on their snowblowers, or even to buy
of the problems people have with their snowblowers are caused by old fuel in the machine. the entire state of iowa is going to be cleaning u after the snow storm. at one point yesterday y aftereron, the iowa departmtmt of transportatio n reported all roads were at least partially covered in snow. people in des moines saw about 5 inches of snow yesterday. the second wave of the torm hit as most people were gettiti out of work, causing a headache for evening commuters. "the wet, really wet heavy snow that just bogs everything down, slows you down, it's hard on the equipment so the light, fluffy stuff is what we always look f fr." the e ty of des moiness dispatched about 20 of its trucks last night. employees with public works operated on 12 hour shifts until the storm passed. if you think you had it bad, driving in the snow and sleet yesterday... imagine if it was your job. kcrg-tv9's brea love tells us how hectic yesterday was for day food delivery. on a snowy afternoon when not a lot t drivers are out, plenty of orders are
milio's sandwiches. snow days are some of the busiest days for delivery drivers. "i've probably donever 26 delivers today, we've been really busy." those 2 2orders were all delivered in less than 5 hours. despite the conditions, milio's works to fulfill each order within an hour. "if the weather gets o bad then 'll pull the drivers off the road, but until that happens were going to keep trying through." "you just have to be more cautious with what you're doing." naomi lenoard has delivered for milios for three years,s,nd says driving in these conditions is always the same... "really slow going like turtle." "avoiding side streets right now is a really big deal if you can, main arterires things like that, trying to@keep everybody going in the same direction instead of all over the place." leonard says she e used to the roads, and doesn't have much trouble getting around. "i trust my driving, i try and trust other peoples, you just got to be more cautious than usual, people got to eat." she says she loves her job - and will gladly brace the winter storm for customers. "they don'n'want to go out either, and they shouldn't have to, we're already out, we might as well." we now have confirmation that a
bus crash in chicago was a university of iowa student. police say the bus driver lost control on interstate 55 about 6-40 yesterday morning. the bus hit a construction sign. police say the driver told them m he swerveveto avoid a pickup that moved into the bus' lane. authorities say 21-year- old nicole underwood from des moines died in the crash. four people also had non life-threatening injuries. travelers are crossing their fingers for a better day today, after weather forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights across the u- s. and those using the eastern iowa airport are no exception. airlines cancelled 14-4-undred
delayed an additional 26- hundred, according to the flight-tracking service flightaware. some of those people affected by the cancellations were heading out to pasendena, california for the rose bowl. we caught up with some travelers who had a busy day of trying to figure out how to get to their final destinations. "we're just hoping things would work out, and that we end up in la totoght by about eight or nine o'clock la time.butt together 12:45:39 it's all worth it for the hawkeyes. 12:45:40 " "we planned a trip to sydney, australia and our flight was cancellfd this afternoon ande can't get out of cedar rapids until january 1. so now we have to drive down to dallas-fort worth ananget to sydney that way. " half of the cancellations were at chicago's two main airports. many of the other cancellations came from the dallas-fort worth internaonal airport. that area saw several tornoes touch down on saturday. even more hawkeye fans going to the rose bowl will be flying out of cedar rapids today.
depprt. the first flight supposed to take off at 5 o'clock this morning. and the last one should leave at 8:8:0 tonight. there is one more charter flight leaving tomorrow. t eastern iowa airport expects to see at least 3 thousand people travel through the airport for the rose bowl. presidential candidates are back on schedule to campaign in iowa today, after the winter storm canceled some of their events. republican presidential candidate chris christie will be in eastern iowa today. he will been muscatine at 8:30 this morning. then the new jersey governor will meet with voters in iowa city at 11:30. finally, christie will stop in cedar rapids for a town hall event at 5:30 m. floriri senator marco rubioio will be criss- crossing the state today. this is the start of his "out with the old, in with the new" bus tour across rubio plans to talk to voters in clinton at noon. then, he will be in waterloo at 3 o'clock. and rubio will end his day in sioux city. frontrunner is also going to be in iowa today.
in council blblffs. in the most recect polls, he is still holding onto first place with voters. just 5 weeks away from the iowa caucuses, trump says he will be focusing more of his efforts in the hawkeye state. "but we are gonna spend a lot of money over the e xt four w wks, we don't wanna take any chances, we are too close. " a recent gallup poll showed americans put donald trumumon the list of most admired public figures. he had 5 percent of the support. the other two ranking higher on the list, were president obama and the democratic presidential andidate hillary clinton. while many eastern iowans struggled with the snow, some are happy to finally have some. skiers and snowboarder s were at sundown mountain resort in dubuque yesterday. the resort says it has about a ird of its 21 runs open right now. it hopes to open more later this week. and all those skiers are thankful for this round of snow. "when we first arrived here in
son was kind of disappointed, but now that it kind of came, he's really really happy. " "because it gives me more air and i love air, that makes me go even faster...i just love going fast " sundown mountain resort opened for the season justast week because it finally got cold enouou. dozens of people have died because of severe weather this week. while iowa is now in the clear, people in the northeastern part of the nation are bracing for the worst. mexican authorities s ave found a teen whoho violated his probation. that after he used a rich upbringing as defense for vehicular homicides.
the deadly storm system spawning tornadoes, floods, and snow across the united states is marching east this morning. the severe weather o or the past week has led to the deaths of at least 46 people. today those in the northeast are bracing for their first major snowstorm of the seauon. abc's megan hughes has details. after an unusually warm december, the first snow falls in massachusetts this rning-where ice melt and shovelu fly ff the shelves. "?black friday-ish" in n n york state-plow trurus are ready. "first storm, there's a lot of accidents. hopefully, they will be very minor" weather around the country has given them a preview- from high winds and@icy roads creating treacherous conditions in wisconsin?to flflds in missouri where the state's death toll climbed into double digits. a snowdrift in new mexico trapped betty and jimmy anderson in their car for twenty hours until rescuers broke the wwdshield to free thth. sot - jimmy anderson "my wife she was just shivering and shaking, so i got into the passenger seat because the
of snow from us trying to dig out. so we cuddled up gether.". air travevers also had nothing to do but wait. "i've been stranded at the airport now for more than 50 hours.."almost 3 thousand flights canceled across the u-s acacrding to flight- tracking service flightaware. the weather system spawned more tornadoes- bringing terror to florida and arkansas. drive! get on the gas and go? nats tornado on the ground right now! whihi clean-up p gan near dallas - where a 40 mile scar of splintered homes and debris shows the aftermath of tornadoes that took 11 lives there. tag: white house officials say president obama called the texas governor to get an update on the severe weather there and offer assistance and condolences for the lives lost. a texas teenager who avoided jail time for murder because of an "affluenza" defense has been found in mexico.
authorities determined he violated the terms of his probation. couch was sixteen and driving under the influence when he struck and killed three people on a texas road in 2013. tests showed his blood alcocol level to be three e mes the legal limit. at trial, couch's
lawyers argued that the teen suffered from "affluenza" -- meaninhe was a rich kid whose parents didn't set limits for him. he was placed on probation and ordered into long-term mental health treatment. but in november, social media posts showed couch playing a drinking game, in clear violation of the conditions s at kept him out of jail. when a warrant was issued for his arrest, he fled. now, mexican authorities say they've found couch and his mother near a popular resort town. he will be turned over to u-s marshalls. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
showers and flurries, though most of
the day will stay cloudy. temperatures will not go anywhere, thanks to fresh snow in the area, and should remain in the 20s the entire day. another area of low pressure looks to spread snow across the area early torrow with amounts of tr-2" ccmon. again, that could lead ttslick driving, especially in the morning hours. we'll stay quiet as 2015 comes to a close, with 2016 starting off cold. abc's reena ninan and kendis
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sououe, this is kcrg-tv9 9 ws early morning news. snow plows will be going through cities and town across eastern iowa to clear the roads for the morning commute. one good thg, it's ening during a holiday week. it's been 5 weeks since a snow storm. that left some trying to clear their driveways in the cold longer than they wanted. a prison guard in iowa will now see what it's like on the other side of the bars. a judge sentenced him to many months in jail. good tuesday morning! its 5 oclock, on december