tv News 13 at 430am ABC January 22, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST
3 travel is extremely treacherous this morning as the snow contnues to fall and pile-up on the roadways. we continue our live team coverage now with news 13's lauren brigman... she's live for us at westgate shopping center along i-240 in asheville. lauren.. you just talked with police.. who are working an accident.
3 200 trucks and 300 workers are coming in from power companies in florida to help duke energy during the storm. jeff brooks, with duke energy, says it does not take much ice to weight down tree limbs. just a half inch of ice can bring a power line down. duke says people need to be prepared for outages that could last days. 3 jeff brooks - duke energy - spokes person 11:50:11 this is a scenario where you could see your power out for more than a day. the last storms last year we saw two and three day outages for some of our customers. if you lose power during the storm... call duke energy to report the outage at "1-800-poweron." that's 1-800-769-3766. 3 3 in the upstate, greenville county emergency crews are on standby this morning as the storm moves in. they are warning people to stay off the roads. 3 3 the n-c-dot and highway patrol are now implementing the "quick clearance law"
means the dot's i-map trucks will move abandoned vehicles to the shoulder when possible. troopers and local law enforcement will also work with towing companies to have vehicles removed. if your vehicle gets towed... you can find it by going to the north carolina department of public safety's website. we have also put the search under "news 3 3 if you are planning to fly out of asheville or charlotte, you should check with your airline for delays or cancellations. american airlines canceled all flights out of asheville and charlotte for today. all southwest, lufthansa, jetblue and air canada flights are canceled for today as well in charlotte.. united and delta plan to run on limited operations this afternoon. asheville regional airport says it is prepared... with crews willing to work around the clock to make sure runways are clear. ((stop)) 3 alexandra bradley, asheville regional airport: "we have a maintenance and operational department that is prepared and trained on how to handle winter weather and what to do to keep our runway open and
regional airport says it is up to each airline to decide whether to cancel flights. as long as flights are scheduled, airport crews will continue to work to make sure they land safely. 3 3 some events have been canceled in the asheville area this weekend. the 'winter warmer beer fest' at the 'u-s cellular center' has been called off. it's rescheduled for february sixth. the jackson browne concert at 'thomas wolfe,' that was supposed to be tonight, has also been postponed. and, the 'hot chocolate ten-k fundraiser' for isaac dickson elementary has been rescheduled for next saturday. 3 17:49what we think about is the safety of everybody - so you may be able to run in the snow but i have 50 volunteers coming and driving from all around town, and in addition to that, 600 participants3 the 'abbey road live' concert at the 'orange peel' tomorrow is still on, for now. event planners across the mountains are urging people to check their websites or facebook pages for any changes or
she has around 3 inches now. this photo is from michelle johnson... she lives in alexander.. near the madison- near the madison-buncombe county line 3 3 3 time for this morning's see it, shoot it, send it. babbara rogers sent us this shot of snow on some berries. she says this is a nan-dina bush. the berries still look fresh and delicious. you can send us your pictures and video too. just log on to w-l-o-s dot com. or e-mail them to pics at w-l-o-s dot com. 3 3 the time is now 4:xx. turning 40 isn't all that bad. the funny parody next, in our viral video. 3
3 miley cyrus is again engaged to australian actor liam hemsworth. a source close to the r3-year-old singer told people magazine - quote - "miley is beyond happy." the pair appeared together in the 20-10 film "the last song" and got engaged in 20-12. the wedding was called off in late 20-13. cyrus was spotted wearing her engagement ring again over the past week. 3 a big honor for rapper and actor l-l cool j. the 'n-c-i-s: los angeles' star now has his very own star on the hollywood walk of fame. it's his first in the category of "recording." after getting a hug from actor chris o'donnell -- and posing for a selfie with russell simmons -- he was quick to thank his fans, and family. l-l- cool j is also a producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
face pressure to dress conservatively in their muslim- dominated society. that makes holding a fashion show with female models a risky endeavor, but some young women are making a fashion statement, defying threats and social taboos to take to the runway. 3 3 a veteran in nebraska is recognized for helping his community. how he doesn't let his disability get in the way. 3 3 most people who sign up for health insurance on healthcare.gov qualify for financial help to make coverage more affordable, lowering their monthly premiums. many find low premium plans for less than $75 dollars a month. if you don't sign up, you have to pay a penalty of $695 or more.
3 it's 4:xx the winter storm moving into our area.. is also hitting charlotte. uptown businesses there are trying to look on the bright side. they hope the storm is over well before the panthers game on sunday. but, the threat of ice is already having an impact. the pep rally isn't the only thing being cancelled. several hotels say some people are cancelling reservations for tonight. however, saturday and sunday still look strong for business. 3 3 an iraq war veteran is seen plowing snow in his wheelchair
doesn't want kids or parents to possibly hurt themselves. the veteran also says he's had half a dozen people stop to take a picture because they haven't seen a chair like that before. he says his make-shift snow plow isn't about recognition, but more about his duty. 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today.. up next.. we'll talk about what to expect in the extended forecast. 3 3 3 take a look at this live picture in asheville. the snow has been coming the snow has been coming down now for