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much of our area!and it could mean slick roads.with the threat of sleet, snow, and freezing rain in the forecast... what's being done to prepare! 3 and your kids may already be asking... if there's school tomorrow!we talked to the people making those decisions...to find out when... they might delay or cancel classes! 3 and our winter storm is on the way, i'll talk ice and snow next 3 good afternoon. i'm cody alcorn. alcorn.and i'm diana watson. we're bracing 3 for winter weather... that's part of a huge storm impacting the eastern half of the u-s. u-s.by saturday morning...the mountains could see as much as six inches to a foot of snow! fox carolina's adrian acosta is live in asheville with the latest on how crews are pre-treating roads ahead of the storm. storm.we've got you covered from the mountains to the upstate--where sleet, freezing
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be a threat!fox carolina's andrew reeser is talking with d-o-t crews about road preps and staying safe. safe.and of course chief meteorologist kendra kent is tracking this winter storm system as it closes in on our area...let's get right over to kendra for a first check of the weather... 3 the winter storms arrives tonight for our area, and we will feel the effects through saturday. snow, ice, sleet and rain will be possible throughout the event, and here's how the timeline goes. rain will move in through thursday evening, then turn to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleet and rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north carolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and sleet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg and gaffney. areas in northern greenville, cherokee and spartanburg counties could see
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early friday morning.friday will bring rain for areas south of i85, while a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain will fall along i85 and north. snow will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice in the northern part of the upstate and nc piedmont. this could cause power outages and treacherous roads.
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3 now lets send it 3 over to the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching: accident hwy 29 @ i-26accident e. faris rd @ pine forest dr dr 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 back to you guys: 3 our winter weather team coverage continues---- 3 we have crews across our area... as we all brace for the storm.we're starting in western north carolina.they'll see the impact of the winter weather first... and it's all hands on deck for road crews there. there.fox carolina's adrian acosta joins us now live from the main d.o.t hub for buncombe county and adrian
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3 cody its been a beautiful sunny day here in ashevillea&..but d.o.t crews arent being fooled by thata&and they've been using this good weathera&getting ready for the bad weather to come 3 here's an example of what they are doinga&a steady stream of dump trucks has been hauling salt to the main hub here from the nearby salt domeand a bulldozer has been taking sand off of this massive pile and mixing the two togetherand that's been going on for hours its just part of the preparations here accorind to engineer justin ricerice says his crews are ready for whatever fallsa&but says ice presents a bigger challenger 3 3 3 3 "ice is more difficult because a lot of times motorist don't see it and it causes accidents and that clogs up the roadways and we have to move those vehicles and its more challenging to break loose
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put material on there, allow it to work then come back through and scrape it off" off"yesterday snow fell in most of western north carolinaa&most of that is gone now except in some of the more shady areasbut believe it or nota&rice says yesterday's snow fall was a good thing because there is still lots of salt and sand mix left on the roads from yesterday and rice says it will serve to protect the roads from the coming storm 3 rice says it will be an all hands on deck situation here so there will be plenty of manpower and equipment ready to hit the streets when the wintery weather beginshe also says he and others in the north carolina dot are monitoring the weather very closely so there is no chance they'll be caught by surprise coming up later in the newscast i'll have more on what crews are doing to get ready and what they say you need to do to get ready as well live in asheville, adrian acosta, the four o'clock news.
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prepped for this winter blast.. the focus today? the i-85 corridor...before that freezing rain moves in. 3 south carolina d-o-t says they're prepared for the brunt of the storm to hit just after midnight tonight. 3 fox carolina's andrew reeser joins us live from the s-c-d-o-t shed off saluda dam road in greenville county... andrew how bad do they expect it to get on the interstate? 3 well, they are calling i-85 ground zero right now...if that gives you any indication of how serious they're taking this weather... 3 i-85 and everything north of it a huge concern as crews try to pretreat the roads ahead of the freeze that is expected overnight. mountain roads are also a big project...anyone driving on those this morning can expect very slick conditions...d-o-t crews will be out on the roads in 12 hour shifts now..and they say thell be spreading salt on
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through saturday morning as this weather event worsens. we spoke with a d-o-t spokesman... who says if you have to drive...be smart. 3 3 3 3 "give yourself extra time, give yourself extra room...make stops...you know..give the guys room to work on the roadways...you know everyone try to be safe...and if you don't have to go anywhere...don't." anywhere...don't."d-o-t crews elsewhere around the state are also on standby in case the workers here in the upstate neeed extra help.... 3 coming up later on in this newscast....we went to travelers rest...where get this...emergency workers who may not be able to get to work because of the weather...can get there in style...that's coming up...for now live in greenville county andrew reeser the four o clock news. 3 and of course 3 with winter weather looming... we're keeping a close eye on
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area.at this point...we haven't gotten word that any districts will be closed tomorrow...but we spoke to several including anderson and spartanburg counties...who say they are monitoring weather updates and are in contact with one another about making a decision.several districts say they've held conference calls and been in touch with local emergency management officials.we're told they're taking the threat of winter weather seriously...and will make the call as early as possible so families can prepare. 3 3 3 "you know it's our choice to make a decision the night before if we can. but sometimes that's just not possible , so if not, our process starts at 4am. and we have individuals that start hitting the roads, they're checking road conditions, they're checking bridges, we're checking our individual school locations to determine if there are any problems there. and others are checking weather forecasts and trying to keep up on those issues."
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3 we'll bring you word of any school closings as soon as we get them on-air and online at foxcarolina.com.you can also subscribe to receive our text alerts...or we'll send push notifications if you download our fox carolina news app. 3 we're following the latest conditions as this winter weather approaches.to get the very latest weather updates... follow us on facebook and twitter.you can also download our fox carolina weather app by calling 2-3-7-6-5 to get alerts on watches and warnings for your area!and be sure to tune in starting at 4 a-m tomorrow - we're going on a little early! we'll have team coverage from western north carolina and across the upstate...plus weather and traffic every ten minutes. 3 still to come--3 with the threat of ice and snow...the highway patrol has
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us!with slick spots stay off the roads!but if you have to be out and about...they've got tips to help keep you safe! safe!and a live look in spartanburg-where d-o-t crews are busy pre-treating roads! we're monitoring this winter storm system -- and conditions --from the mountains...where the north carolina governor has issued a state of
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upstate!3 we're back with weather and traffic every 10 minutes ---- 3 first let's get a check of the weather with chief meteorologist kendra kent---- 3 the winter 3 storms arrives tonight for our area, and we will feel the effects through saturday. snow, ice, sleet and rain will be possible throughout the
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timeline goes.rain will move in through thursday evening, then turn to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleet and rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north cacaolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and sleet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg
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greenville, cherokee and spartanburg counties could see accumulating ice and sleetety early friday morning.friday will bring rain for areas south of i85, while a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain will fall along i85 and north. snow will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice
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upstate and nc piedmont. this could cause power outages and treacherous roads.snow will take over for the entire area by late friday night, bringing some modest accumulations to the upstate (1-3 inches on average), while the mountains could see over a foot near mt. mitchell. asheville could see 6-8 inches.snow will wrap up through saturday morning,
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can warm up during the afternoon. because of all this, a winter storm warning is out for the northern upstate counties and mountains through sunday morning. 3 3 morning. 3 the winter storms arrives tonight for r r area, and we will feel the effects through saturday. snow, ice, sleet and rain will be possible throughout the event, and here's how the timeline goes. rain will move in through thursday evening, then turn to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleet and rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north carolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and sleet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg and gaffney. areas in northern greenville, cherokee and spartanburg counties could see accumulating ice and sleet by early friday morning.friday will bring rain for areas south of i85, while a wintry
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and rain will fall along i85 and north. snow will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice in the northern part of the upstate and nc piedmont. this could cause power outages and treacherous roads.snow will take over for the entire area by late friday night, bringing some modest accumulations to the upstate (1-3 inches on average), while the mountains could see over a foot near mt. mitchell. asheville could see 6-8 inches.snow will wrap up through saturday morning, leaving icy roads until temps can warm up during the afternoon. because of all this, a winter storm warning is out for the northern upstate counties and mountains through sunday morning. 3 for weather 24 3 hours a day, log on to fox carolina dot com and click on the weather tab 3 ((wrap up)) 3 now lets send it over to chris scott in the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching: accident hwy 29 @ i-26accident e. faris rd @ pine forest dr drhere's a live look at the
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traffic 3 sponsored the carolina law group 3 back to you guys: 3 with the threat of winter weather on the way---- 3 d-o-t crews across our area are pre-treating roads and anticipating dangerous conditions for drivers. drivers.while they're working to prevent slick spots and keep the roads clear...the south carolina highway patrol is urging drivers to stay home and off the roads as much as possible!if you do have to be out...they say to give yourself extra time to get where you need to be.troopers are also reminding drivers to keep a safe distance between cars and to slow down.highway patrol also wants to remind you not to act abruptly in the event that you do hit a patch of ice or a slick spot on the road... 3 3 it doesnt matter if turn your wheels into the direction of the slide when youre dealing with ice your vechical is going to go so the most
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it time and time again is if theres ice on the road you need to stay at home if theres snow on the road you need to stay at home 3 troopers say if you must go out...be sure to let someone know when you're leaving, where you're going, and when you should arrive.they also say to carry necessary supplies -- including safety gear, extra food and water, as well as tools and a flashlight -- incase you become stranded. 3 ahead of the winter weather expected to wallop much of north carolina--governor pat mccrory has issued state of emergency.he is urging people across the state to stay alert and safe...especially after two people have already lost their lives in connection with the weather. weather. 3 3 3 3 winter has finally arrived in north carolina. and our goal with this potential winter storm coming to north carolina is to be over-prepared and hopefully underwhelmeme underwhelmed. 3 "there is a lot of uncertainty with this storm so we will have to see what mother nature brings." brings."
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patrol is urging people to stay off the roads.he says the north carolina national guard has already been deployed in some areas.and they are also monitoring conditions for big sporting events in the state this weekend...including the n-f-c championship in charlotte. 3 still to come--with precipitation turning from rain, to sleet, even to snow... comes concern for downed power lines and outages! outages!what power companies are doing to get ready ...and the preparations you should take... in case you're left in the dark! dark!and a live look in asheville-where e to 12 inches of snow is expected by saturday morning!we're monitoring conditions and keeping an eye on the roads! and we'll be on early - at 4am tomorrow - to let you know what road conditions are like. 3
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3 weather and traffic together every 10 minutes---- 3 the winter storms arrives tonight for our area, and we will feel the effects through
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rain will be possible throughout the event, and here's how the timeline goes. rain will move in through thursday evening, then turn to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleet and rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north carolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and sleet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg and gaffney. areas in northern greenville, cherokee and spartanburg counties could see accumulating ice and sleet by early friday morning.friday will bring rain for areas south of i85, while a wintry rain, slele and rain will fall north. snow will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice in the northern part of the upstate and nc piedmont. this could cause power outages and treacherous roads. 3 3 ((wrap up)) 3 scott in the pit crew traffic center.
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3 here's a live look 3 at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 and a reminder...3 as the panthers inch closer to a superbowl bid - we're taking a look at the journey to get there.join us this sunday for panthers' pursuit of a title - sports director aaron cheslock and sports anchor shannon sommerville will have all the coverage from charlotte -again that's this sunday at 5:30. 5:30.and fox carolina is the place to be this sunday. pre-game coverage starts at 6pm.kickoff is 6:40pm.tune in this sunday for the nfc
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3 still to come--3 from the mountains to the upstate...we're monitoring winter weather! weather!our team coverage continues...as we take a look across our area about how d-o-t crews are prepping roads...ahead of the storm! storm!and a live look from our station's tower cam above eye-85 at pelham road!the sun is shining and roads are dry now...but that will soon change!kendra's tracking the latest when we come back! back! 3
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get two breakfast croissants forfour bucks. 3 weather and traffic every 10 minutes----much of the minutes----traffic every 10 weather and we're back with we're back with weather and traffic every 10 minutes---- much of the country is bracing for winter weather...including across our area. area.by saturday morning...the mountains could see as much as six to twelve inches of snow! fox carolina's adrian acosta is live in asheville with the latest on how crews are preparing roads ahead of the storm and what to do if you end up stranded. stranded.plus we've got you
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the upstate--where sleet, freezing rain, and ice are expected to be a threat!fox carolina's andrew reeser is talking with d-o-t crews about road preps and staying safe. safe.and of course chief meteorologist kendra kent is tracking this winter storm system as it closes in our area...let's get right over to kendra for a first check of the weather... 3 the winter storms arrives tonight for our area, and we will feel the effects through saturday. snow, ice, sleet and rain will be possible throughout the event, and here's how the timeline goes. rain will move in through thursday evening, then turn to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleeeeand rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north carolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and sleet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg and gaffney. areas in northern greenville, cherokee and spartanburg counties could see
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early friday morning.friday will bring rain for areas south of i85, while a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain will fall along i85 and north.now will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice in the northern part of the upstate and nc piedmont. this could cause power outages and treacherous roads. 3 3 ((wrap up)) 3 now lets send it over to chris
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it 3 over to chris scott in the pit crew traffic center. 3 3 we're watching: hwy 86@ hwy 29/85clemson blvd@ old mill rd &; 85w. georgia rd@ fork
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rutherford rdwade hampton blvd @ pine knoll dr dr 3 here's a live look at thth s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 back to you guys: 3 our team weather coverage continues---- 3 in western north carolina. crews have been preparing all day for the bad weather that's headed this way. way.fox carolina's adriri acosta is at the north carolina d.o.t hub in ashevillea&and adrian what have been doing there to get ready? 3 cody just check out he giant pile of sand behind me and that shows you how serious crews are taking the threat of bad weather they are facing herea& 3 crews have been mixing that sand with truck load after truck load of salta&and that will be used to help keep the roads clear when the wintery weather beginsand they had to spend a lot of the day
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supply they used yesterday when snow feel here for some of the afternoonncdot engineer justin rice says crews spent the afternoon making sure all of the road clearing equipment is ready and set to go and loading up things like chainsaws to cut trees if they fallrice says they are also having plenty of manpower on hand a&he also talked about what the plan of attack is if roads started getting in bad shape 3 3 "once the interstates and primaries are cleara&that means all of the snow and ice is removed from those systems then we make the determination to move to the major secondary and collector routes and from their the other secondaries" secondaries"what you are looking at now is some video from december of 2009a&that's when a major winter storm shut down parts of 1-26 and 1-40 here in western north carolinaa&leaving many drivers stranded for hours while nothing this severe is forecasta&rice says this is a good example as to why you
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in your carincluding things like water, extra blankets, flashlights, and some food in case you get stuckand he also recommends making sure you have a full tank of gasa&maybe even filling it up tonighta&because the last thing you want to happen is to run out of gas and lose the heat if you get stuck 3 rice also recommends people stay home if they can when the bad weather startsa&but if you have to drive take it slow, and keep a safe driving distance from the car in front of you 3 how would you 3 like to ride in this to work? this hum-v is used during big winter weather events like this in travelers rest...to help get emergency workers to their jobs safely! 3 the hummer belongs to the travelers rest police department... department... 3 and fox carolina's andrew reeser joins us live from the s-c d-o-t shed in greenville
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behind you get ready for this freeze...let's not forget all the emergency workers and first responders who have to go out in this weather as well... 3 they do and frankly where would we be if they couldn't get to work...not a problem in travelers rest though.... 3 take a look...this hum-v used commonly by the travelers rest high school resource officer... comes in handy during winter weather events like the one we expect tonight.if you work at a hospital...emergency room... e-m-s...fire station...you can actually request a ride from travelers rest p-d if the roads are too icy to drive on...and they'll come and pick you up!they say the hummmer has come in very handy the past few winters...and has transported dozens of emergency workers safely to their jobs...so they in turn can help us. 3 3 3 3 "people are able to get to work, people are able to service the community so that professionals that are in the community service
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get to work and to do their jobs... jobs... 3 t-r police also say they've been buying all wheel drive vehicles like the hum-v for the past few years... specifically for weather events like this...those vehicles are also used to pick up emergency workers if needed. 3 and as we've seen in past winters...as these road crews go out to service the community...they do their best to make sure nobody has any emergencies on the roads...but if they do...those emergency workers are on standby to help. live in greenville county andrew reeser the four o clock news. 3 we'll continue to follow the latest conditions as this winter weather approaches.to get the very leatest weather updates right away...be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter.you can also download our fox carolina weather app by calling 2-3-7-6-5 to get
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for your area!and be sure to tune in starting at 4 a-m tomorrow - an hour early.we'll have team coverage from western north carolina and across the upstate...plus weather and traffic every ten minutes. 3 all new at four---- 3 we may be getting ready for ice and snow--but the city of greenville is already looking ahead to next fall...and it's annual "fall for greenville" event! event!fall for greenville board members announced today that "belk" will be the title sponsor of the 20-16 festival! in celebration of the 35th anniversary...fall for greenville also unveiled a new logo and rebranding for the annual taste of the town event! organizers say the new look and sponsor is great for the event! 3 3 3 "feels wonderful, i mean
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the board for six years and i've seen the evolution of the event." event.""and just getting the corporate sponsors and the community support that we've gotten over the last two or three years has been thrilling." thrilling."as a result of the success of last year's festival...fall for greenville board members and event partners presented more then 36-thousand dollars to 10 nonprofit organizations from the local community. this year's festival is set for the weekend of october 14th through 16th! 3 still to come--3 coming up with a plan to stay safe...ahead of the storm! storm!we've got more on what the red cross recommends you do ahead of winter r ather arriving!the supplies officials say you should be stocking up on now! 3 and a live look in spartanburg--where d-o-t crews are busy prepping roads!with rain moving in...they're
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freezing! 3 3 3 3 3
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3 we're back with weather and traffic together every 10 minutes---- 3 tens of millions of east coast residents could be affected by the stormrmsystem... now causing problems in washington d-c.the light dusting of snow on untreated roads caused more than a *hundred accidents and made for a nightmare evening commute.it's only a preview of the potentially historic blizzard to come. the nation's capital could be the bull's-eye for a record- breaking 30 inches of snow by sunday. 3 kendra's here 3 with a look at your forecast. forecast. 3
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3 the winter 3 storms arrives tonight for our area, and we will feel the effects through saturday. snow, ice, sleet and rain will be possible throughout the event, and here's how the timeline goes.rain will move in through thursday evening, then tutu to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleet and rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north carolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and sleet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg and gaffney. areas in northern greenville, cherokee and spartanburg counties could see accumulating ice and sleet by early friday morning.friday will bring rain for areas south of i85, while a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain will fall along i85 and north. snow will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice in the northern part of the upstate and nc piedmont. this could cause power outages and treacherous roads.snow will take over for the entire area by late friday night, bringing some modest accumulations to the upstate (1-3 inches on average), while the mountains could see over a foot near mt. mitchell. asheville could see 6-8 inches.snow will wrap up through saturday morning, leaving icy roads until temps
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afternoon. because of all this, a winter storm warning is out for the northern upstate counties and mountains through sunday morning. be sure to check out www.foxcarolina.com/weather for more on the forecast and interactive radar radar 3 and make sure to downloadadur new fox carolina weather app. you can get the latest weather info on the go, as well as get alerts on watches and warnings for your area.just test carolina weather to 23765 to download! 3 now lets send it over to chris scott in the pit crew traffic center.
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3 we're watching: w. georgia rd@ fork shoals rd/emshwy 291@ rutherford rdwade hampton blvd @ rushmore dr dr 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--pit crew traffic sponsored by the carolina law group 3 back to you guys: 3 with the threat of winter weather---- 3 there is a concern about downed power lines and outages. outages.duke energy and laurens electric say they're already on stand-by in case ice causes any power problems from iced over trees and downed power lines.duke officials say they have any extra 14-hundred personnel responding to the carolinas from florida and other regions in the anticipation of outages. officials say there are fewer problems with buried power lines...but most areas still have them above ground.and as
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from rain, to sleet to snow or ice...this could be a problem in the coming days... 3 3 3 3 were in the 21st century and everything we do in our daily lives relies on electricity so when that electricity is cut off whehter its to a residence or a business that has a big impact on folks out there so we make sure to encourage every body to be ready. 3 electric companies and the red cross are urging people to have a winter storm plan in case you do lose power!they say to keep extra blankets on hand...along with warm clothing--coats, gloves, hats, boots...and extra baby items. they also recommend putting together a disaster kit-- containing first aid supplies and medications, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.the red cross also says to have canned and other non-perishable food and plenty
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sure to charge cell phones ahead of time and store dry firewood.if you have a portable generator...the red cross warns to keep it *outside and a safe distance from the house. 3 3 3 3 make sure theyre away from windos and vents do not put them in garages basements or any inclosed spaces what so ever toxic fumes and everything else can be a problem those and we do see deaths with those everyyear from improper generator use make sure youre reading those direrctions very carefully before you op to use one onefor more information on how to report a power outage and for a list of contact numbers...just head to foxcarolina.com.you'll find a link right on the homepage. 3 when we come 3 back--we'll have more winter weather coverage... coverage...a live look in greenville county...where d-
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pre-treating g upstate roads ahead of the storm!we're keeping a close eye on conditions...and kendra's continuing to track this
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3 we're back with 3 weather and traffic every 10 minutes---- 3 now time for weather and her every 10 minutes---- - 3 3 the winter 3 storms arrives tonight for our area, and we will feel the effects through saturday. snow, ice, sleet and rain will be possible throughout the event, and here's how the timeline goes.rain will move in through thursday evening, then turn to a wintry mix in the mountains by midnight. expect sleet and rain, turning to freezing rain and snow through the overnight in western north carolina. the upstate will see rain turn to freezing rain and slslet slowly through the overnight, mainly from greenville to the northeast toward spartanburg d gaffney. areas in northern cherokee and spartanburg counties could see accumulating ice and sleet by early friday morning.rain for
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sleet and rain will fall along i85 and north. snow will develop along the east facing slopes of the mountains, from asheville eastward.we could see over a quarter inch of ice in the 3 3 ((wrap up)) 3 now lets send it over to chris scott in the pit crew traffic center. 3 3 we're watching: old buncombe rd @ sulphur springs rdw. georgia rd@ fork shoals rd/emshwy 291@ rutherford rdwade hampton blvd @ rushmore dr dr 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--
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