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next 24- hours! we )re talking rain - snow - and-p&a wintry mix! good evening - i )m kurt williams. and i m beverly kidd. we have live storm team coverage of the massive storm coming our way. first - we already have some school closings and delays - closed tomorrow - suffolk - williamsburg- james city county - and isle of wight. closing early - norfolk public schools - hampton - and newport news. if you re wondering about other school districts or businesses - we have a complete list of closings and delays - running across the bottom of your screen. now let s get you to chief meteorologist patrick rockey now with more on what we can expect - tracking rain, snow and wind....we are gearing for a significant winter storm to impact hampton roads and ne north carolina over the next few days. but tonight will be the calm before the storm, so start preparing now. the weather will be fairly tranquil, with increasing clouds and overnight low temperatures in the mid 20s. then, all eyes will be on an area of low pressure that will move up the coast from the southwest. as the low moves
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in place, snow will develop from southwest to northeast, starting mid- morning to midday friday in inland north carolina first. the snow will then cross the state line into hampton roads, again as all snow. areas along the albemarle and outer banks, though, will more than likely see rain. then, through the day, as low pressure moves closer to the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain for most areas. however, our northern communities, especially along the peninsulas, may see a slower transition to rain than the rest of us, meaning you could see a little more snow on friday. saturday will start with rain across most of the area. but later in the day, once the low exits the coast, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing the rain to transition back to snow. some wintry weather could stick around into early sunday morning before all of the moisture pushes offshore. please keep in mind that the forecast will all be dependent on the precise track of the storm. right now, southside, the eastern shore and parts of inland north carolina could see anywhere from 1 to 2" of snow. most of our communities along the peninsulas could see between 2 and 4" of snow.
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have to watch some of our northern peninsula communities. if there is any shift in the storm )s track, we could see areas like williamsburg, gloucester, mathews and middlesex counties receiving between 4 and 6" of snow. the albemarle and the outer banks will likely see snow. so stay tuned. in addition to the snow and rain, we will see very strong winds. winds will start to crank up on friday with gusts to near 30 mph. gusts could reach to 40+ mph on saturday and sunday. winds will start from the ne but shift to the north. this could create some coastal and tidal flooding issues, especially for parts of the southside. for next week, we re expecting the sunshine to return, with highs back in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
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a massive water main break shut down mercury boulevard in both directions for a couple of hours tonight. newschannel 3 s allison mechanic is live on mercury boulevard near peninusla town center -- allison whats the latest? well laila/les just take a look at all this water here on -- its from a water main break that happened earlier tonight and as you can see things are getting slick out here with the temperatures dropping. here is what it looked like before -- water was coming out really quickly and taking over the roadway. it was so bad it closed down mercury blvd between cunningham dr and saville rd. now the roads -- schools here in hampton along with newport news and poquoson will close early tomorrow because of the upcoming winter storm. we have of your screen. but one school you will not see
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not made a decision regarding tomorrow s winter storm. they plan to have a decision on what to do with the school day at 5-30 tomorrow morning. there are many different specifics virginia beach public schools have to look into before making a decision. superintendent dr. aaron spence 00 the first thing we always want think about is student safety. in this video from last year -- aaron spence -- the superintendent of virginia beach public schools gave parents a first hand look at what he and chief operations officer dale holt go through when deciding whether or not to open schools. in the video there is already snow and ice on the roads -- but even though that )s not the case right now -- crews still go through the same check list before making a decision. :13 our priority is to look at the conditions of the back streets. main roads are important but the back streets are where our buses are and the most important
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in addition to checking the road conditions -- spence says crews also check on the condition of each school. :47 we need to look at our school parking lots and see if our school parking lots are going to be accessible to our parent drivers our teachers and our buses. virginia beach is one of the largest school systems in the state -- so it takes time for each one to be checked out . and if one school is not operational -- it means no schools will open their doors. but even if -- all roads and schools are clear -- there is still one factor that could cause the school system to close for the day. 1:54 we have a lot of school employees that live in other cities and may be driving in and we want to make sure we are paying attention to what those ployees will be driving in. virginia beach public schools say they will make a decision about what they will do tomorrow by 5:30 in the morning. newschannel 3 will also have school closings online and on newschannel 3 this morning. in newport news i )m allison mechanic
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airlines are already canceling thousands of flights ahead of the monster storm. american says all eight flights out of norfolk have been canceled for tomorrow. the newport news airport says all 6 american flights they have been canceled. united airlines announced it would suspend flights at its washington dulles international airport hub and other mid- atlantic airports starting tomorrow afternoon. best bet - as always - double- check your flight status if you re flying anywhere tomorrow. intense weather can be a real pain when it affects your power. and we wanted to know what dominion power is doing to keep you safe and warm. a dominion power worker strapped a camera on his helmet to show us what is like working on these power lines on east little creek road in norfolk. they are part of the 2 hundred crews in hampton roads and northern north carolina that will be responding if your power goes out. they )re about to go on 12 hour shifts and are making sure
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31:32 so in addition to replacement polls and fuses they also have chains for the tires they have ice cleats so they are ready to drive i want to walk or climb trees wherever they need to to get the lights and the heat back on31:46 dominion power officials say theyre talking to other utility companies in the country -- as far away as florida and alabama to make sure that if they need back up - theyve got it. our live storm team coverage continues now newschannel 3 s brendan ponton is live outside the walmart near military circle. brendan -- how busy is it there? we talked with some who have been getting ready since they first heard about the storm last weekend. stores like walmart are busy -- but we haven t seen anything too crazy as hampton roads gets ready for the winter weather this weekend. 59:03 i have my water i have my
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are the things e. marie bell says she needs to make it through this winter storm this weekend. but she still ran out things before the storm. 00:05 im going to go get me one of those rotiserie chickens so i if the electricity goes out so im ready she s been getting ready since last weekend and she s not alone. maureen mcdonnell says she )s gonna stay off the roads during the storm. 02:40 i got a lot of water this weekend and im making chili and gonna stay inside and make some good things in case we have inclement weather the target in greenbriar was busy -- but not too crazy. lots of folks say we re lucky not to be under the bulls-eye of the storm -- especially seeing what happened in d-c last night with just about an inch of snow. 02:55 i think our friends and family up north are going to really be hit so but just in case i wanna be inside and in the meantime -- they )re paying attention to the forecast as the newest information continues to become available. 59:55 our weathermen are pretty good here. theyre pretty accurate with all the technology that they have now.
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where its going to be so im relying on them in the last hour --- we ve seen a steady stream of people stopping buy and picking up more groceries a stream that will likely continue tomorrow -- as the storm moves in . live in - norfolk brendan ponton newschannel 3. first responders across hampton roads are also gearing up for this winter storm. the virginia beach fire department says they have been in constant communication with the state emergency management officials. the conditions they ll encounter over the next few days are expected to be less than ideal when responding to emergencies.
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urging folks to be prepared ahead of the storm -- and to avoid unnecessary travel. download the new newschannel 3 vipir app and track the storm as it moves into your neighborhood. you can watch live vipir radar and check the forecast -- as well as get any weather alerts. our meteorologists are also working around the clock to keep you updated with video forecasts. to download it -- go to w-t-k-r- dot-com-slash- apps - it s free! new tonight from chesapeake - a truck got stuck under the triple decker overpass on bainbridge boulevard - and spilled its load. this happened around 5-30 tonight. police shut down this section of the road while they investigated. so far no word if anyone was hurt. we )lll bring you more information as it s available. tracking rain, snow and wind....we are gearing for a significant winter storm to impact hampton roads and ne north carolina over the next few days. but tonight will be the calm fore the storm, so start
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and what if you don t feel like driving in the wintry mess ? uber announces its plans for the weekend. also - a terror threat - against several police departments. tonight - word of an arrest.
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dismissal a full list of closings and delays at wtkr dot com now let s go back to patrick here at home... tonight v-dot says it s ready for this massive winter storm. crews were out last night and say they )re prepared for tomorrow and this weekend. officials tell us they have more than two thousand-500 crew members and more than 13 thousand pieces of equipment.
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thousand tons of salt, sand and abrasives and nearly two million gallons of liquid salt to clear the roadways. patrick will be back in just a bit with the complete forecast. new details right now on a fatal accident in portsmouth that killed a woman tuesday night - tonight - we )ve learned the woman who died was 72-year old delores clifton. we )re told she was getting out of her car on ansell avenue - and hit the accelerator instead of the brake - as a result - officer say she got hit - and dragged by her own car. her car also hit a car parked on the side of the road. police are still investigating. new at 11 a man tried to rob a gas station in portsmouth tonight at knife- point - police say he didn )t get away with any money - officers say the man walked into the store on effingham avenue just before seven - and demanded cash - the clerk refused - and the suspect left the business empty- handed. you re looking at surveillance photos from the crime - if the man looks familiar - call the crime line at 1- 888-lock-u-up.
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police are questioning a man they say threatened to shoot an officer in the name of isis. marcus shelton turned himself in yesterday. police say they got an anonymous call on tuesday claiming shelton was plotting to shoot a police officer. the threat was specifically made to detectives in harlem and in philadelphia. the entire nypd is on alert, as a precaution. a gloucester high school student is under arrest - officials say they got an anonymous tip about a student with a gun on school property. authorities searched the student s car and found the handgun along with marijuana. the 17-year-old is in police custody. patrick announce tracking rain, snow and wind....we are gearing for a significant winter storm to impact hampton roads and ne north carolina over the next few days. but tonight will be the calm before the storm, so
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the weather will be fairly tranquil, with increasing clouds and overnight low temperatures in the mid 20s. then, all eyes will be on an area of low pressure that will move up the coast from the southwest. as the low moves into some very cold air already in place, snow will develop from southwest to northeast, starting mid- morning to midday friday in inland north carolina first. the snow will then cross the state line into hampton roads, again as all snow. areas along the albemarle and outer banks, though, will more than likely see rain. then, through the day, as low pressure moves closer to the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to
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however, our northern communities, especially along the peninsulas, may see a slower transition to rain than the rest of us, meaning you could see a little more snow on friday. saturday will start with rain across most of the area. but later in the day, once the low exits the coast, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing the rain to transition back to snow. some wintry weather could stick around into early sunday morning before all of the moisture pushes offshore. please keep in mind that the forecast will all be dependent on the precise track of the storm. right now, southside, the eastern shore and parts of inland north carolina could see anywhere from 1 to 2" of snow. most of
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peninsulas could see between 2 and 4" of snow. however, we ll have to watch some of our northern peninsula communities. if there is any shift in the storm )s track, we could see areas like williamsburg, gloucester, mathews and middlesex counties receiving between 4 and 6" of snow. the albemarle and the outer banks will likely see snow. so stay tuned. in addition to the snow and rain, we will see very strong winds. winds will start to crank up on friday with gusts to near 30 mph. gusts could reach to 40+ mph on saturday and sunday. winds will start from the ne but shift to the north. this could create some coastal and tidal flooding issues, especially for parts of the southside. for next week, we re
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return, with highs back in the
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newschannel three with special storm team coverage saturday morning at six. -- join blaine, jessica kristen and myles for the latest forecast -- what to expect on the roads and how this winter storm is hitting hampton roads. ahead at 11 - six things you should have in the car when winter weather moves in. a checklist that could save your life. also - forget about texting and driving or drinking and driving! what one man was
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its dangerous enough to drive during winter storms - but to be stuck on the side of the road is a whole other story. gorjeane we do many more battery calls during this time of year especialy as those temperatures drop below freezing and when it gets into the teens and even the single digits its obviously the worst case scenario - but if you do find yourself stuck - theres some emergency supplies you can have with you to make the wait much safer. triple a reccommends everyone have a winter car safety kit.
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consider most of the things that youre going to need in your kit. you can put together your own - or you can buy a premade one, but theres a distinct list of things you never want to be without when traveling in snowy conditions: a flashlight with extra batteries, flares or reflective triangles, a first aid kit, nonperishable food and water, a blanket or sleeping bag and of course auto emergency tools like tow ropes and jumper cables. gorjeane there may be things you can do to get yourself out of trouble - things such as possibly sand or kitty litter if you get stuck or a cell phone so that you can call for help but nows definitely the time that we put all of those preparations into good use and to make sure that that winter
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if you don )t want to drive in the bad weather - uber says its drivers are committed to safety and will be on the road statewide - unless a travel ban is declared. they say due to the )state of emergency surge pricing will be capped at a certain point... and proceeds will go to the american red cross. riders are asked to be mindful that trips will take longer if the roads are a bit rough. one man decided he didn t need a fancy piece of equipment to clear snow off his property. he made his own plow - and he attached it to o e back of his minivan. the creators name is dan. he )s says he )s the type of guy who tries to solve problems with whatever he has or can salvage. for example - the wings on the plow used to be doors on a grocery store. many something people in our area can use this weekend.
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man was (reading ( behind the
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talk about not being able to put a good book down! a minnesota police officer pulled a driver over after seeing him swerve. "what are you looking at on your lap" "i was reading" "you were reading? why are you doing that?" "i don t know." turns out.. the driver was caught up in a james patterson book he was trying to read while driving. the officer gave the driver a citation and some words of advice... "stay
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