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people in western north carolina are bracing for even worse conditions.we're live in asheville taking a look. 3 it was the first snow sighting of 2016 for many in the upstate on wednesday.this is a look at the greer area yesterday afternoon. 3 good morning.... it's thursday, january 21.i'm lauren elise.... 3 and i'm ben hill.. here with nicole papay and chris scott. thanks for joining us on the morning news.some black ice is delaying and cancelling some schools this morning.in the upstate pickens and oconee county schools are on a 2-hour delay. 3 partly cloudy with highs in
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tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and freezing rain and sleet tonight, then change to showers push in highs in the mid-40s. partly cloudy with 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday
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those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. 3 ((wrap up)) 3 let's send it over to chris with traffic.to chris with let's send it over let's send it over to chris with traffic. 3 we're watching: traffic lights on flashacademy st/hwy 123 @ buncombe stseneca blocked at wells hwy ifo walgreens@ sandifer blvd blvdhere's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3
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3 this morning.. people in ustate and mountains are getting a bit of a break .. before this winter storm moves in. in.fox carolina's ashley minelli is live in asheville this morning -- and ashley western north carolina has seen some snow -but we know much more is on the way. 3 3 3 3 - treacherous roads, yesterday more than 300 calls for service, 90% wrecks in wnc- in buncombe co: 53 in 10 minutes- freezing rain is big story- chances of rain throughout wnc overnight will turn to freezing - emergency crews say if you have to travel, be prepared 3 3 if conditions worsen by the end of the week like they have
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conditions worsen by 3 if conditions worsen by the end of the week like they have forecasted...it might be a good idea to if you have to travel, plan for a safety kit in your 3 car...and make sure you have plenty of gas." gas." 3 hendersonville: crews prepped there too 3 brining roads roads
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3 don't forget-- the fox carolina weather app is a great way to stay up to date on weather conditions in your area.you can get watchings, warnings, school closings, and much more.just text carolina weather to the number on your screen to get more details.it is free to download. 3 3 3 ladies and gentlemen, the state of our state is bent but not broken. broken. 3 after a difficult 2015.... governor nikki haley says the people of south carolina are now stronger. 3 wednesday night's state of the state address highlighted several tragedies that happened over the past year. year.relatives of walter scott were in the audience.the governor thanked them for their calls for calm after he was gunned down by a police officer back in april.there was also a very emotional
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acknowledged felicia sanders and polly sheppard.. who survived the charleleon church shooting. 3 3 these two women, and the precious little one who was with them that night, are proof that we have angels living here on earth. please join me in expressing to mrs. sanders and mrs. sheppard the warmth, gratitude, and above all the love that the entire state of south carolina feels toward them. them. 3 the governor asked members of the legislature to reflect on how south carolinians responded to tragedy.. and "act in a manner that is worthy of that greatness." 3 3 covering our counites--we're working to find out more after a hart county deputy shot an armed suspect wednesday night. night.it started with a domestic complaint on "old reed creek road."we're told a man confronted deputies with a mamaete.. and they fired shots. that man was treated at the hospital and is now behind bars.his name has not been released.no deputies were hurt. 3 in pickens county--clemson
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phone scam that's targeting the elderly. elderly.police say four incidents have been reported in the last week.in one case-- the caller claimed to be a family member who'd been arrested.in another call-- the person said they were a law enforcement officer trying to get money to bail a relative out of jail. jail.police say if you get one of these calls... do not send any money.and contact law enforcement immediately. 3 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. minutes. 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night.
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3 now let's send ititover to the traffic center. 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the
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3 3 cam on-- 3 let's check in with joe-- joe-- 3 experts want you to stay off the roads when winter weather hits.. but if you need to get out.. there are some important driving tips s u need to know. we are live in spartanburg with the details 3 we're taking a look at some of your photos of the snow.you can post yours to our fox carolina news facebook page. you're watching the morning news on fox carolina. 3 you're watching the morning
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3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.we're back with a live look at the white house.. 3 3 we will say it 3 over and over the next day or so--if you dont have to go out on the roads in the snow and ice--please dont.
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when you just cant avoid it. it.fox carolina's joe gagnon is live from the d-o-t office in spartanburg where crews are preparing.he's got some tips from the experts. 3 the roads have been prepped for this weather, and highway patrol urges that if you don't have to be on the roads this weekend they say just don't drive on them. them.we talked with corporal bill rhyne and he says the only instance you should be driving on nasty roads is if you are in some sort of emergency..and he says that doesn't mean you don't like what kind of food you have in your house, but some sort of serious emergency that you need to get to...if you must leave..rhyne also says make sure you give someone you know a heads up on where you are going..
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3 make sure you call somebody to know when you're leaving.. your estimated time of arrival ... and the route youre going to take so if you do not get to that location we have an idea of where to start looking.. looking..we also spoke with mike renner..of the b-m-w performance driving center that trains people how to drive on slippery roads..he says that if your car starts to slide on the roads to turn your wheel into the slide..if your car fishtails right..turn your wheel right..and vice versa.. 3 back to you..
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3 time for weather and traffic. trafafc. 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. skies clear for sunday with warmer temperatures back to the low
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linger to start next week. partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. skies clear for sunday with warmer temperatures back to the low 50s, and dry conditions will
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3 ((weather hit)) 3 let's send it over to chris.
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3 to chris.let's send it over 3 let's send it over to chris. 3 3 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--pit crew
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3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.this is a live look in asheville. 3 while snow is 3 expected to fall this weekend in our area, millions up north are bracing for an even bigger storm. storm.national forecasters are calling for about two feet in some major northeastern cities. state leaders are preparing for snow, wind, ice, and power outages.major airlines warn your flight may be cancelled, so if you have plans keep a close eye on it.forecastors in d-c say the storm could "cripple" the city.
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causing problems for the president.slippery roads slowed his motorcade wednesday when they were driving from andrews air force base to the white house.the drive normally takes about a half hour but was twice as long yesterday. heavy snow also grounded marine one. 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to
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the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. 3 ((weather hit)) 3 let's send it over to the pit crew traffic center.
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on flashacademy st/hwy 123 @ buncombe sti-385 nb @ i- 185/exit 30i-26 west @ sc hwy 11/exit 5 5 3 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 it's ______.governor nikki haley looks back at a big year for south carolina.. and looks ahead to the future.more from her state of the state address.. coming up. 3 we leave you with a live look over spartanburg--thee morning news on fox carolina is back in minutes. 3 you're watching the morning news on fox carolina. 3 ah, this lucky boy... he has no idea what's coming. my taste - so huge, yet so unexpected. i'm like a boxer in a ring. a small boxer.
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3 the morning news starts now. now. 3 3 we're watching for a winter storm expected to hit western north carolina pretty hard. i'll break it all down for you, next. next. 3 some snow fell yesterday, but people in western north carolina are bracing for even worse conditions.we're live in asheville taking a look. 3 road crews are getting ready for the chance of icy conditions.this is a live look
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greenville.d-o-t engineers tell us that they're already focusing on interstate and primary roads... 3 good morning.... it's thursday, january 21.i'm ben hill. hill.and i'm lauren elise .. here with nicole papay and chris scott.thanks for joining us on the morning news. 3 we didn't see a lot of snow.. but yesterday afternoon was pretty exciting for people in the upstate.this is a look at pickens county...schools there are on a two hour delay this morning as well as oconee county. county. 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday
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those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. 3 ((wrap up)) 3 let's send it over to chris.
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3 to chris.let's send it over 3 let's send it over to chris. 3 we're watching: traffic lights on flashacademy st/hwy 123 @ buncombe sti-385 nb @ i- 185/exit 30i-26 west @ sc hwy 11/exit 5 5 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 people in the upstate and mountains will be preparing for what could be a serious winter storm as we head into the weekend. weekend.fox carolina's ashley minelli is live in asheville-- and ashley this storm could be a whole lot more serious compared to what theyve seen so far this winter. 3 3 3 - snow like what fell
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this point- freezing rain going to be bulk of what could cause problems overnight tonight and tomorrow- hard to pre-treat roads because chance of spotty showers could wash brine away today- treacherous roads: officials urging people to stay home 3 - nc hp reported more than 300 - nc hp reported 3 - nc hp reported more than 300 calls for service- 90% were wrecks, 10% stranded motorists
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3 fox carolina has continuing coverage as this winter weather affects our area.we are bringing you team coverage throughout the morning news... and today at four, ten and 11. closings and delays are running at the bottom of your screen.and we're also keeping you updated at fox carolina dot com. 3 3 governor nikki haley is reflecting on a difficult year for south carolina.. and looking ahead to see what else needs to be done. done.the governor gave her sixth state of the state address wednesday night.she highlighted the events that put south carolina in the national spotlight last year-- the death of walter scott.. the charleston church shooting.. and the october floods.she also talked about what she wants lawmakers to
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state's domestic violence 3 3 there is no excuse for south carolina to rank as the state percentage of women killed by men.domestic violence is an issue that has plagued us for far too long. tonight, i say it will plague us to that extent no more. more. 3 the governor also laid out her plans for education and ethics reform.we'll hear more on that in our next half hour. 3 but on the other side -- democrats say govorner haley is not doing enough to help the state. state. 3 "you cannot lead on moral issues if you mislead on substantive ones. you cannot alleviate the hurts of working people by giving tax cuts to the wealthy. you cannot protect this beautiful earth that god has given us by opening our shores to offshore drilling. you can't lift people up by pushing them down."
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mandy powers norrell gave the democratic responce.she says the key to improving the state is to stop electing republicans.norrell accused the govorner of not focusing enough on education funding while in 3 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. minutes. 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and
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snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. 3 ((weather hit)) 3 chris is standing by in the traffic center: 3 we're watching: i-26 west @ sc hwy 11/exit 5 5 3 here's a live look at the
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3 let's check in 3 let's check in with joe-- joe-- 3 experts want you to stay off the roads when winter weather hits.. but if you need to get out.. there are some important driving tips you need to know. we are live in spartanburg with the details 3 we're taking a look at some of your photos of the snow.you can post yours to our fox carolina news facebook page. you're watching the morning
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3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.you're looking live over usc upstate. 3 after 41 days in n the hospital.. a greenville county deputy is back home this morning. morning.deputy dave dempsey was released from g-h-s on wednesday.hospital staff.. along with family and fellow officers were all there for him.last month, deputy dempsey was shot in the head during a burglary call in taylors.he's been through weeks of rehab,
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recovering to do.he thanked everyone who's supported him along the way. 3 3 3 "i've worked hard to try and come to this day quick with help from the physical therapists" therapists""i appreciated everybody's prayers and visits it was great" great"3 if you'd like to keep up with deputy dempsey's progress and help with his medical costs .. you can find a link to his "go fund me" account on our website...fox carolina dot com. 3 3 when snow and ice hit our area troopers always urge you to stay off the roads. roads.but some people do have to go out. out.fox carolina's joe gagnon is live from the d-o-t office in spartanburg with more on what the experts advise if you need to drive in winter
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3 the roads have been prepped for this weather, and highway patrol urges that if you don't have to be on the roads this weekend they say just don't drive on them. them.but if you have to drive.. we talked with mike renner..he is a driving instructor at the b-m-w performance school...he says no matter what size car you drive ice can easily take over the wheel of your car. he says if your car starts sliding, turn your wheel where your car is sliding..so if you car is sliding to the right..turn your wheel to the right...he says the most important piece of advice, is to keep your eyes in the direction you want the car to travel. 3 3 ununrtunately most people look at the ditch they are about to
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end up. so always stay focused on where you want to go. try not to panic if the grip comes back off course and you put the correction in you have to be ready to take thth correction out.. out..he went to to say all of this is s much easier said than done..but you can take classes at the performance track on their slip pad to try these tips out yourself in a safe environment.t.that way you know what it feels like if it
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3 and again..if roads are bad where you are.. stay home home 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. minutes. 3 partly cloudy with 3 highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for
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down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. skies clear for sunday with warmer temperatures back to the low 50s, and dry conditions will linger to start next week. partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through
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for sunday with warmer temperatures back to the low 50s, and dry conditions will linger to start next week.
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3 now time for traffic: 3 3 3 we're watching: collision hwy 28 bypass @ abbeville hwyold switzer rd @ hwy 221i-26 west @ sc hwy 11/exit 5 5 3 here's a live look at the
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the s-c d-o-t facility in greenville.right now, road crews are preparing interstates and main roads for icy weather. 3 if you're flying this weekend -- major airlines are already preparing for the winter weather. weather.travelers are already being offered travel waivers to change their plans without penalty.eligible flyers must be traveling this weekend and flying through states predicted to be hit with snow. workers encourage travelers to keep a careful eye on their flight status this weekend. 3 a group of kentucky teens decided to use their snow day to help neighbors. neighbors."avery duvall" and his two friends didn't have class wednesday because of the weather.they posted an offer to help drivers stuck on the roads for free.the teens say they were busy all day pulling cars out of the snow and shoveling driveways all for
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3 now time for weather and traffic 3 partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. showers push in tonight, then change to freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and far northern upstate before friday morning. a winter storm watch is in effect for many upstate and mountain towns, with ice and snow likely from friday through early saturday for those north of i-85. trees down, power outages, and road concerns will linger through saturday night. 3
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28 bypass @ abbeville hwyold switzer rd @ hwy 221hwy 11/exit 5 5 3 here's a live look cam on-- 3
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news on fox carolina. the morning news starts now. now. 3 we're watching for a winter storm expected to hit western north carolina and the upstate pretty hard.i'll break it all down for you, next. next. 3 some snow fell yesterday, but
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