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carolina are bracing for even worse conditions.we're live in asheville taking a look. 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. 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.we do want to mention in the upstate this morning pickens and oconee county schools are on a 2-hour delay. 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.
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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 lets send it over to the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 this morning.. people in the update and the 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
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3 hendersonville:- brining roads there- hope it combats any issues with freezing rain moving inofficials:- not taking any chances with not prepping roads, better to be safe than sorry 3 3 we've got predictions from duke energy and all the weather stations so we try to take all of that into consideration...we'd rather put it out and not need it, than need it and not have applied this stuff." stuff." 3 asheville:- freezing rain overnight is the biggest concern- stay off roads- more than 300 calls to hp because of issues with slick roads 3 - officials warning be prepared to stay home home
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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 governor nikki haley says the state of our state is "bent but not broken." broken."the governor gave a 42
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legislature wednesday night... highlighting the major tragedies that hit the state in 2015.she thanked relatives of walter scott and the emanuel nine, who were in the audience.she also looked ahead to the changes she wants to see in the coming year.the governor expressed her frustration with the senate for not taking action on ethics reform.and she even went off-script to call them out during the speech-- 3 3 "we see an opportunity for you to show where you stand. so i'm going to ask for every senator who is for income disclosures to please stand." "ooooohhh"(applause) (applause) 3 governor haley also talked about her plans for road funding, education funding,
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3 now for weather 3 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 let's send it over to chris.
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blue ridge drpiedmont park rd @ belvue dr hwy 290 @ hwy 417 new cut rd @ i-26 i-26 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. 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 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. 3 you're watching the morning news on fox carolina.
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3 welcome back to 3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.many people across the upstate got their first glimpse of winter weather on wednesday.this is video of some flurries in fountain inn.we are preparing for a more serious storm moving in late tonight and into tomorrow. the next day or so--if you dont have to go out on the roads in the snow and ice--
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dont.but there are some times 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 from the experts. 3 the roads have been prepped for is 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
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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.. 3 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 we also spoke 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.. you..
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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 50s, and dry conditions will
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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 linger to start next week.
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3 chris is in the traffic center now: 3 3 3 3
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the 3 chris is in the traffic center now: 3 3 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--pit crew traffic sponsored by 3 kevin whitaker chevrolet cadillac!
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3 the carolina panthers are one win away from going to the super bowl.and fox carolina is following it all for you. you.coming up ts weekend.. aaron cheslock and shannon sommerville are going in depth on the panther's season. "panthers' pursuit of a title" airs sunday at 5:30. 5:30.then.. you can watch the panthers host the cardinals in the nfc championship.pregame coverage starts at 6:00. kickoff is at 6:40... right here on fox carolina. 3 and here's a live look at the dot facility in greenville.. where they are getting ready to go out and treat the roads--
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3 welcome back to 3 the morning news on fox carolina.we're looking live
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3 we maybe seeing freezing temperatures most mornings now but this summer was the hottest on record. record.according to researchers with nasa and the noaa, 2015 was the hottest year since temperatures were measured in 18-80.one of the strongest el nino's on record is being blamed for the high temps.researchers say 10 months out of 2015 were the hottest months ever recorded. they say 2015's temperatures were 20 percent higher than the last heat record. 3 time for weather with nicole.
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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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3 ((weather hit))3 3 time for traffic. 3 we're watching: watching:3 3 here's's live look 3 at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--
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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 3 getting ready for the chance of icy conditions.this is a live look at the s-c d-o-t facility in 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. here with nicole papay and chris scott.thanks for joining ususn the morning news. 3 we didn't see a loloof snow.. but yesterday afternoon was pretty exciting for people in the upstate.this is a look at some snow coming down in clemson.because of some black ice this morning pickens and oconee county schools are on a
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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
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3 ((wrap up)) 3 time for traffic with chris. 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 people all 3 across the upstate and the mountains will be preparing for what could be a serious winter storm as we head into the weekend.
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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 3 fell yesterday not the concern at 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
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3 - nc hp reported more than 300 calls for servicewrecks, 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 work on-- including making sure all of the state's children get a good education. 3 3 i have seen the disparities, and i won't stand by and allow them to continue. we want to raise our children to know they are worthy of a good education. we want to raise our children with the confidence and the resources so they believe the sky is the limit. limit.
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called on lawmakers to pass legislation to fix the state's roads and reform ethics laws. 3 but on the other side -- democrats say govorner haleys time in office proves south carolina needs a new leader. leader. 3 "if the republicans could have given us the south carolina we want and we know is possible, they would have done it a long time ago. it's time for us as a state to wake up from these distractions and misinformation. because we are better than that. we are smarter than that." that."after haley's address, mandy powers norrell gave the democratic responce.norrell accused the govorner of not focusing enough on education funding while in office.she also blames haley for not providing enough money to help flood victims in the low country last year. 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes.
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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 ((weather hit))
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chris. 3 we're watching: white horse rd @ w marion rd howell rd @ east north sthwy 290 @ hwy 417 new cut rd @ i-26 i-26 3 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. 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 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. 3 you're watching the morning
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3 covering our counties-- covering our 3 covering our counties--state and local authorities are found dead in a house fire. fire.several fire departments responded to the home on "goldville road" just after 11:00 wednesday morning.the 65 year old alfonzo boyd-- was found dead inside the house. this morning, it's not clear how the fire started. 3 after 41 days in 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, and still has a lot of recovering to do.he thanked everyone who's supported him 3
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come to this day quick with help from the physical therapists" therapists"3 "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 3 3 when snow and ice hit our area 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 weather. 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
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them.3 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.want the car to the direction you keep your eyes in of advice, is to important piece he says the most important piece of advice, is to keep your eyes in the direction you want the car to travel. 3 3 unfortunately most people look at the ditch they are about to run into and that's where they 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
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correction out.. out..he went to to say all of this is 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..that way you know what it feels like if it happens to you on the road.. 3 and again..if roads are bad where you are.. stay home home 3 time for weather 3 time for weather and traffic.
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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 linger to start next week. 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. skies clear for sunday with warmer temperatures back to the low 50s, and dry conditions will linger to start next week. 3 ((adlibs))
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send it over 3 let's send it over to chris for traffic. 3 3 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--pit crew traffic sponsored by kevin whitaker chevrolet cadillac! 3 3 3 and time for birthday shout- outs...-lynn from dacusville. -ashley from easley. easley.if you'd like us to mention a birthday on the air, send the name, date, and hometown to *birthdays at fox carolina dot com.*and let us know if you'd like to see it in either the 7 or 8 o'clock hour. 3 we'll be right back.but first... a look at yesterday's winning lottery numbers. numbers. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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brand new creation.3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.road crews across the area are getting ready for the chance of icy conditions.this is a live look at the s-c d-o-t facility in greenville.d-o-t engineers tell us that they're already focusing on interstate
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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 let's get one last look at traffic. 3 we're watching:edwards rd@ e. lee rdw. georgia rd@ garrison rdhowell rd@ east north st st 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 thanks for joining us for the morning news on fox carolina. don't forget to join diana,
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