tv News 13 Early Edition 530am ABC January 21, 2016 5:30am-6:00am EST
3 hour... a winter storm warning has been issued for almost all of the mountains and the upstate. school closings and delays are running at the bottom of your screen.and this just in, the north buncombe district of buncombe county schools is closed. henderson on a 2 hour delay it will go into effect tonight... and last through the weekend. 3 3 that storm is expected to bring ice and for some, up to
saturday. we have live team coverage so you can prepare now. let's go right to ingrid in the sky watch weather center. good morning. here is a look at current conditions across the region. your day planner shows temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7-day forecast for both the mountains and upstate. 3 3 3 3 3 right now lets turn to the on- time traffic center...where jaclyn is tracking the icy conditions on the roads.
mitchell, swain and transylvania county are seeing slick conditions right now. drivers in madison county...be extra careful icy spots are reported on some of your primary roads..including 25/70 19-e and i-26 near the tenneessee border. most of the secondary roads are slick as well. *secondary roads are a problem in transylvania county this morning i'm jaclyn deaugustino 3 with this on-time traffic report... brought to you by the wired mouse computer 3 3 3 for people who absolutely *must* be out during the storm... there are things you can do right now.. to make sure your vehicle is ready for the weather. news 13's lauren brigman continues our live team coverage. lauren... where should you start? under the hood-- checking fluid
even wiper fluid. you can do this yourself or visit a mechanic.3 mechanic.3 3 3 you'll want to check the battery and make sure battery terminals are clean. next... your tires... check the tread depth and tire pressure. 3 3 3 mountain cities are busy getting ready for the expected snow and ice. the hendersonville department of public works has applied brine
including by the hospital. since only a dusting of snow fell, the city is focused on friday and what it can do to be ready before the storm hits. 3 "we'll just continue to watch the weather forecast and see what they're predicting to come our way. if need be we'll put out some more brine. if not we'll just make sure that all our snow equipment, the plows and the trucks are fueled up, they're running." other areas the city will focus on pre-treating include parking lots of government buildings and the fire department. bridges are also a priority since they freeze faster than roads. 3 3 stay with news 13 for complete team coverage on-air and online of the coming storm. we will post any updates to the forecast on wlos dot com. you can also go there to sign up for text alerts for weather and school closings. we will also post updated information to our facebook and twitter pages. 3 3 the national weather service expects up to two feet of snow in the mid-atlantic region through this weekend. reid binion tells us how this
3 3 (tom sater) "this one's going to be one for the record books."tens of millions of people are bracing for impact, as a massive winter storm is forcast for the east coast.the enourmous system... ...following severe weather already slamming communities from tennesee.......to the nation's capital (mos sot) "it was pretty rough driving home it took him an hour to get four miles."icy conditions -- causing upwards of 160 accidents across virginia... ....and wreaking havoc on d-c roads.even president obama had to fight traffic.......after weather conditions kept marine one grounded....but forecasters say the current freeze is nothing compared to the friged blast set to hit the east coast fridaythe mid-atlantic appears to be the target......with washington at the bullseye."this is going to be a colossal storm for the nation's capital."with blizzard conditions expected and predictions of up to 30" of snow, this storm could set recordslikely dwarfing recent storms.......and perhaps even surpassing the devastating and deadly knickerbocker storm of 1922.with the threat stretching up the eastern seaboard, stores are struggling to keep shelves
on food......and supplies ranging from ice melt......to snow blowers........ and snow shovels...(sot worker) "our emergency command center makes sure we're always fully stocked for times like this. i'm reid binion, reporting 3 3 3 we have an update... on a contractor in candler who is accused of scamming homeowners. marshall adam spears now faces two additional counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses. the charges stem from work that was never completed at homes. one victim says she paid spears more than two-thousand dollars to redo her deck and roof, but he only nailed down a few boards. investigators are also looking to see if there are more victims. 3 "we are asking people, anyone that might have come in contact with mr. spears, who might have had work done by mr. spears if he hasn't completed that work to please contact the sheriff's office." spears is scheduled to appear in court on a previous felony charge involving another alleged victim on january 29th. 3
quite a sight. a couple of silos were brought down.boom!3 a crowd of spectators watched as the historic structures were imploded. the silos had been there since 19-54. the demolition will make way for new development along a 24-acre stretch of the city's riverfront. 3 3 3 we now know who the lucky lottery winner is in weaverville. dean rogers won 100-thousand dollars. he bought a three-dollar power play ticket at mountain energy on monticello road. after taxes, he is getting just over 69-thouand dollars. he says he plans to use the money to pay for his children's education. 3 3 3 3 we have an early bird gets the win giveaway this morning for asheville restaurant week! we are giving away two 50- dollar gift certificates to chorizo... which specializes in latin cuisine from south america, central america, the caribbean and spain. go to facebook dot com slash news 13 to enter. we will announce two
3 slick roads are a problem this morning..especially in haywood county, jaclyn. the side roads across haywood county are an issue right now. especially in the northern part of the county, like the fines creek area. keep this in mind on your morning commute. *for those of you in mitchell county.. most of your roads are completely covered with ice this morning. stay off the roads if possible. *over in buncombe county... there are no slick conditions right now...but you do need to watch out for this wreck on sweeten creek. this is a crash involving a pedestrian on sweeten creek and roberts road.
scene now. i'm jaclyn deaugustino with this on-time traffic report... brought to you by the wired mouse computer solutions. 3 3 3 3 it's 5:xx. let's take a look at business headlines. the dow was down 249 points yesterday to close at 15-thousand-766. the nasdaq was down five points yesterday to close at 44-71. 3 3 now let's take a look at today's business headlines across the web. there's a gas station in ohio pumping gas for $1.21 a gallon. that is the cheapest gas in america, according to data collected from customers by gasbuddy.com. it's offered at a united dairy farmers in the town of galloway, about a 15 minute drive southwest of columbus, ohio. 3 when it comes to the shape of the kit kat chocolate bar, courts in europe continue to tell nestle: give me a break. britain's high court on wednesday again refused to allow nestle to trademark the "shape of a four finger chocolate-coated wafer," better known as the kit kat bar. rivals such as cadbury,
produce a similar bar. the two companies have gone to court in london and in the european court of justice. nestle has failed since 2010 to trademark the shape in the u.k. nestle said it will appeal the latest ruling. "we believe that t t shape deserves to be protected as a trademark," a spokesperson said in a statement. frustrated with increasing surveillance by the federal government and corporations, politicians in 16 states are pushing for sweeping privacy laws. on wednesday, officials proposed legislation to guard personal privacy and student data, and to make it harder for police to use high-tech spying tactics. the measures, which vary in topic and scope, would protect the personal information of 100 million americans, a third of the nation. 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. 20-15 beat 20-14 for the warmest year on record. coming up, find out by how much it beat the record. 3
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slips while crossing the street right in front of a car. this comes ahead of a serious snowstorm forecast for the mid-atlantic region in the next few days. tens of millions of east coast residents could be affected by the system. 3 3 it's hard to think about w with the impending snow storm, but 2015 was the wawaest year on record. that is the word from noaa. scientists there say 2015 beat 2014 for the record... by one third of a degree. while that sounds small... noaa says that is the largest margin. and despite the weather we are seeing now... noaa expects temperatures to keep rising. 3 1:47 "we do experience day to day weather. cold days like today are becoming less frequent and if we remember just back to last month we were exceptionally warm in december. we had one of our warmest christmases on record." crouch believes the record warmth is due to several factors, including greenhouse
>>holly: a new york town came up with a unique way to use a parking lot. >>jay: they are trying to turn it into an outdoor ice rink. the town's usual spot for skating the fairground arena is closed for renovations. crews were out spraying it down with waterer it will then freeze bawled of the coaches. workers say it will take a few days to get the rink ready for skaters. >>holly: that's how you make fun in the snow, jay. >>jay: that's how you make accidents. >>ingrid: ingrid? >>ingrid: it's how you slip and fall like that one woman we just saw. maybe some natural ice rinks will occur in the next couple days because this is the timeline here. and it will likely startff with a cold rain, icy mix situation. tonight, overnight into tomorrow morning, we will start to see
building that snowman. >>jay: it's know waving to passers by in grand rapids. the girl and her her dad have been building giant snowmen for years. he says the best part is spending time with her. >>ingrid: i didn't know "frozen" was still a big thing still? jay: oh, yeah, they love it. >>ingrid: olaf -- >>holly: i might have to have an olaf outside my house. >>ingrid: you may have the opportunity. we have significant snow on the way. we have temperatures below freezing but no precipitation at the moment. black ice is a threat this evening no. coming up in the next half hour of will talk more about when round 2 begins and how much snow will fall, where you live. back over to you. >>lauren: from your home your vehicle, there are things you need to do to prepare for this winter storm.
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