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as dale talked about, what can we expect? dale: the upstate mostly sunny and breezy day for the mountains of north carolina. flurries of snow in north carolina. that big system has an impact for good bit of the country and we see that blowing snow causing slippery road conditions and you can see some of that snow falling right now. a few spots in the foothills, northeastern georgia getting a flurry or two in rabun county and western oconee county with light flurries. the higher elevations of north carolina have decided to close today and you will see that information at the bottom of the screen. if you are driving, it will be slippery, so be careful. by the afternoon," struggled but get into the low 40's for the mountains -- by the afternoon, it will struggle but get into
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and 50's for the upstate. we will talk about bad weather in just a few minutes. allyson: thank you. taking a look at the roads. if you are driving, be careful. highway 441 is closed due to snow and ice. you are taking a look at i-85 around white horse road in the area. everything looking good. we do have downed power lines. west washington is closed with issues from the storm yesterday around the greenville water treatment building. however lines down in travelers rest at ebenezer church road and old white horse road, so watch for those. an accident with injuries on ballard road near cherokee road in anderson county, so be careful as you head out the door. 385 the speed limit drive that still some debris in the road. i have been 385, looking good. our hilton greenville skycam
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geoff: the wind was something yesterday. they battered our area and took down power lines and disable traffic lights. allyson: wyff news 4's aly myles with a look at some of the damage live from west main street in spartanburg. aly: good morning. we are live on south main street in spartanburg. much less windy but extremely cold. the wind is still blowing a little bit. behind me, you can see one of the buildings that suffer damages from yesterday. there were many downed trees, power lines and that roof completely crumpled from that wind once it blew off. take a look at this video from yesterday in spartanburg. a limb fell on a moving car's windshield and it fell on an suv. both drivers were ok. the wind ripped off the roof of a building and the three businesses were inside the it. they were open at the same time and an insurance agent who ensures the building witness the destruction. >> sitting at the stop sign, all
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the roof and i watched it blow off and then a power line disconnected and sparks were jumping everywhere. aly: fallout in the upstate from traffic lights the out. -- lights being out. they say the traffic lights are not working with two vehicles collided. two cyclists and a group got hit by a car and no one was hurt. aly myles live in spartanburg. ,allyson: t life. at the spartanburg airport, there were issues with an airplane. they hit the pole while taxing. the flight to atlanta was set to take out when the pilot was hold to hold off because of the weather. it made it back to the gate and nobody was injured.
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sent us photos of storm damage. this with shows crews with downed trees and taylors the amount to be elementary. take a look at this shop in travelers rest with the tree that fell on power lines. an awfully big tree. when severe weather hits, we have all the information you need on our wyff 4 mobile app. track the storms and get the latest on any closings and alerts. you can also send your weather photos on the app, available in your apple or andriod device's app store. commitment 2016 now, the gop candidates focused in texas as they prepare for their last debate before super tuesday. allyson: nikole killion joins us from our exclusive washington newsroom with why texas is such a big deal. nikole: texas is considered the crown jewel since it will award the most delegates of any of the super tuesday states. as it plays host to tonight's debate, the gop race is now down to five candidates who will be on stage. once again, donald trump will be front and center with three wins under his belt. but his rivals are looking to
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cruz taking on trump and marco rubio finally calling out the frontrunner by name. rubio's attack marks a shift in strategy as the florida senator had largely tried to stay positive and avoid trump. perhaps, a preview of what could come later this evening. in washington, i'm nikole killion. allyson: thank you. clinton to a talk with us yesterday in west columbia. she met with members of the alpha kappa alpha sorority. among the guests was the husband of one of the emanual nine, cynthia hurd, who was killed in the charleston church shooting last summer. she was an aka member. clinton later talked with us about gun violence. >> we lose on average 90 people a day. that is 33,000 people a year. i just find it appalling that in our country, we are not coming together to find constitutional ways to keep guns out of the wrong hands. i am going to keep working on it. allyson: see more of that interview tonight starting on wyff news 4 at 5:00. former president bill clinton
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behalf of his wife. he'll tour the golden strip career center at 2:00 this afternoon in mauldin. he's also scheduled to attend a get out to vote rally in spartanburg. that's at 4:30 at the g.b. hodge athletic center at usc upstate. geoff: hillary clinton and bernie sanders have no scheduled trips north of columbia before the primary. while they were recently in south carolina, they've not made a habit of campaigning here. since april of last year, they've made less than 30 visits to south carolina, with just six to the upstate. compare that to gop candidates still in the race who have visited the upstate nearly 70 times. one political analyst tells us it's because the upstate has few democrats. if you are uploading in saturday's primary in south carolina, you will see a third candidate on the ballot. chicago businessman willie wilson held a town hall meeting last night at the phillis wheatley community center in greenville. wilson spoke and answered questions from a crowd of 150. wilson says part of the reason
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is because of his own party. >> been totally unfair. they kept me off the debates. they said they haven't sanctioned me, so therefore they say i am not a democratic candidate because we are no entitled to the rights and privilage as those ones they sanction. geoff: wilson will also be on the democratic ballot in ten other states. in the weather center with dale. in the mountains, we have closings and delays at the bottom of the screen. in the upstate, not particularly chilly but it is the breeze. dale: the combo of the two makes it feel cold. it has been slippery enough to cause those delays and a couple of closings. check the information at the bottom of the screen. you can go to our website,
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weather and check on your community. we can see larry's -- flurries of said that have come down along the tennessee border. call the county's highlighted in purple or light blue on your television set, that is because of a winter weather advisory for another hour or so. 41 in greenville, 37 in asheville, above freezing for most of the communities. boone at 30. 33 mile-per-hour wind in boone. 10 to 15 plus mile-per-hour wind takes it feel like 22 in hendersonville, teens in some higher elevations and low 30's across the upstate. everybody needs to have a warm coat this morning and the breeze will make it feel pretty cool. the 50's for the upstate and the mountains will climb to low 40's this afternoon. tomorrow, about the same with breezes in spots. saturday get spread with a high
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the mountains and on sunday, warmer than normal. 63 for a high end mid 60's into the first half of next week. the mountains in the upper 50's will be above normal too. [no audio]
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announcer: you are watching live, local, breaking news with geoff hart, allyson powell, and weather with meteorologist dale gilbert. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. geoff: 12 minutes after 6:00. speaking out against president obama's plan, senator lindsey graham joining fellow republican senators john mccain and kelly ayotte. they say the plan doesn't include any information about held and how these facilities would be operated. the senators say the president didn't include any costs associated with the plan or offer an protections for those who interrogate terrorists. >> the world is not short on people who would cut your head
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what the world needs is a leader who can organize the world around the value system that's stood the test of time. geoff: the senators are calling on their colleagues to come up with a better plan. allyson: happening today in the upstate, south carolina governor nikki haley's traveling to greenville to speak at the 2016 south carolina automotive summit. the summit is the fifth annual executive leadership conference held as part of s.c. auto week. the governor will speak following the keynote speaker jay rogers, the ceo of the world's first 3d printed car company. geoff: take a look at 14-year-old ginger daily. she is celebrating her birthday in memory of her grandfather.
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north caroli >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good morning. here is the picture represented by the north carolina. several skycam's with blowing conditions. in the 30's and with 35 and 40 mile per hour wind, it feels
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let's take a broader look at the southeast with the same system that produced the stormy weather that rumbled through the area yesterday and now producing strong wind and creating snow along the tennessee and north carolina border. here are some of the counties being impacted. snow in parts of swain county, yancey and mitchell counties, and delays and closings because of those slippery driving conditions. check the bottom of the screen or wyff 4, website. -- www.wyff4.com website. the winter weather advisory stretches into the mountains of georgia and slippery weather will continue. about freezing for most of the mountains. asheville at 37, hendersonville up 38, they 30's and franklin and andrews, and enough snow has
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15 to 30 plus mile per hour wind blowing and that makes it feel like low 30's from laurens to spartanburg. spartanburg feels like freezing. boone feels like 14. a cold and windy day because of that same big load that is tracking in from the ohio valley area to the northeast, so cold temperatures for the next couple of days and then we will see it sunday. 50 24 an upstate high today, and the mountains will struggle to get to low 40's at best. as we look ahead, tomorrow, temperatures cold. i sunday, upper 50's to low 60's and that trend continues to the middle of next week. allyson: taking a look at the roads on i-85 around dantzler road. be careful in the southbound lanes.
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a storm yesterday actually blowing down debris on a lot of roads, so you will want to be careful as you head out the door. bryson city at newfound gap road between gatlinburg and cherokee, it has been closed. icy conditions around the asheville area. anderson county, looking at an accident on ballard road and cherokee road with injuries. it is currently in the road so watch out. travel times on the interstate, despite icy conditions, 26 and 40 and the smooth speed limit drive. 43 minutes to the tennessee north carolina line from 26. i-385 and woodruff road. i believe we have tom williams with duke energy on the phone to talk about some of the power outages. good morning. tom: good morning. how are you?
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over 3400. tom: that is correct. we made great progress overnight. we had a peek number of 120,000 outages and we will check that out to the storm but we knocked overnight. we are down to a total of about 55,000 outages. that is the good news. the relatively small number for the company is biggest duke. the bad news, so many individual bad news, 2600 individual outages, so many are severe outages that will take time to to large trees that are down. it was a wind storm that hit the north and south carolina service territory we have, so that is a bit unusual. normally, we have more localized storms and we can concentrate our cruise, but we will be out at daylight and working as fast as we can to get outages restored and we asked people to be as patient as possible.
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are you also working on the nearly 1000 in rutherford? tom: oh, yes. we will do our very best to get as many back as we can throughout the day. some may linger into the weekend. be will have to see. the damage is severe and we will have to assess it. it will take some time to clear out for some outages, so we asked people to be as patient and the safe. if you see a down power lines, assume it is live and do not go near it. allyson: thank you. tom williams with duke energy. geoff: in western north carolina the battle of the badges blood , donation drive is over, but we won't know the winner until next week. five different groups of buncombe county first responders try to get the most blood donated in their name each year in this drive. the winner gets bragging rights and a trophy, but they say-this is about more than just that. organizers tell us 137 pints were donated. they say they'll announce the
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allyson: to spartanburg now, where a teen's celebrating her birthday by giving back. this is the third year 14-year-old ginger dailey presented all of her birthday money, $1500, to the gibbs cancer center. it's in memory of her grandfather. >> me and my papa were really close, and three years ago, he passed away from cancer, so i wanted to make a donation to other people to help treat them. allyson: the funds will go toward spartanburg regional's cancer special needs fund. that helps pay for medicine, transportation, and other unexpected expenses for cancer patients. geoff: great to see a young person with a big heart. allyson: that is such a need when you have a sick person in
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dale joins us again... what kind geoff: this morning, snow in the mountains. dale: good news for kids and bad news for parents of out the schedule. flurries continuing across north carolina. all part of the big system that created so much turmoil with thunderstorms and tornadoes that came through the south and up the coast.
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slippery driving conditions, especially the mountains of north carolina. check our website and screen to get the latest. it is time for dale's school salute. the science olympian team will represent south carolina at the national science olympiad for the 14th consecutive year. 15 middle school kids will be competing against 60 teams of
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nation.deadly storms battered the allyson: cleanup begins as the city shows damage. four people died virginia overnight. geoff: a lot of outages in the carolinas. rutherford county with the most. close to 1000. a little more than 11 hundred in anderson county. greenville county over the 3400 mark, as well as spartanburg county. that's give you a live look from our peace center skycam in greenville. aly myles will help the storm report from spartanburg, coming up, where they had a number of outages. a lot of power lines down yesterday. more on the closings and delays.
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dale: morning clouds and breezy conditions. it is the mountains of north carolina that continues to get flurries of snow. some of it shows up on live super doppler 4 hd, enough to make it slippery for winter weather advisory's until 7:00 or later across the mountains of georgia and north carolina. slippery driving has caused some schools or close. meanwhile, partly cloudy at the bus stop, breezy and cold and upper 50's for the afternoon with mostly sunny skies for the upstate. in the mountains, partly cloudy, breezy, 42. we will monitor this and have a look toward the weekend in a few minutes. allyson: thank you. a check of the roads. storm damage affecting travel around mile marker 61 at dan slurve. also, looking at highway 441
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several closings and delays on the ticker below. be careful on icy roads. that is newfound gap road. on cherokee road, an accident with injuries. we are looking at a smooth drive despite snow and ice on 26 and 40. let's take a look in anderson at clemson boulevard. that is your beat the traffic. geoff: we continue to bring you up-to-date with many people still in the dark. duke energy reported that nearly 6500 people are without power in north carolina. i am being told that some of the numbers are not [indiscernible] let's move on. let's talk about a busy day for cleanup. allyson: it was the wind that created most of that damage yesterday. many of you saw the effects. aly myles his life in
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aly: good morning. we are live on west main street in spartanburg. you can see the building behind me. this is one of the buildings that suffered serious damage after yesterday's wind. there were downed power lines, broken trees all over. if you take a look at this video, you can see were of them fell on a moving car's windshield. the tree fell on to an suv and both drivers are ok. near downtown spartanburg, the roof ripped the building -- the wind ripped the roof off the building. an insurance agent who insures that building happened to witness the destruction. we also got many ulocal photos from you guys. here is some of the fallout in the upstate from the traffic lights being out. this is highway 25 and firefighters said the traffic let's not working when two
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the group and two seth wescott hit by a car but nobody was hurt -- a group of cyclists got hit by a car but no one was hurt. the good news, duke energy crews are out this morning. they're continuing to work to get the power back on. aly myles, live in spartanburg. allyson: the green book spartanburg airport was not immune to yesterday's weather. the plane hit a light pole while taxing. officials say the flight to atlanta was set to take off last night, when the pilot was told to hold off on the runway because of the weather. that's when it struck the light pole. the plane made it back to the gate. nobody was injured. geoff: don't forget, when bad weather hits, you can turn to the wyff 4 mobile app. track the storms and get the latest on any closings and alerts. the app is available in your apple or andriod device's app store. coming up commitment 2016 now, , the gop candidates focused in texas as they prepare for their last debate before super tuesday. allyson: nikole killion joins us from our exclusive washington newsroom with why texas is such a big deal. nikole: texas is considered the
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the most delegates of any of the super tuesday states. as it plays host to tonight's debate, the gop race is now down to five candidates who will be on stage. once again, donald trump will be front and center with three wins under his belt. but his rivals are looking to blunt his momentum, with ted cruz taking on trump and marco rubio finally calling out the frontrunner by name. rubio's attack marks a shift in strategy as the florida senator had largely tried to stay positive and avoid trump. perhaps, a preview of what could come later this evening. in washington, i'm nikole killion. allyson: thank you. our cameras caught up with hillary clinton in columbia. she met with members of the alpha kappa alpha sorority. among the guests was the husband of one of the emanual nine, cynthia hurd, who was killed in the charleston church shooting last summer. she was an aka member. clinton later talked with us about gun violence. >> we lose on average 90 people a day. that is 33,000 people a year.
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our country, we are not coming together to find constitutional ways to keep guns out of the wrong hands. i am going to keep working on it. allyson: see more of that interview tonight starting on our mobile app. former president bill clinton will be in the upstate today on behalf of his wife. he'll tour the golden strip career center at 2:00 this afternoon in mauldin. he's also scheduled to attend a get out to vote rally in spartanburg. that's at 4:30 at the g.b. hodge athletic center at usc upstate. geoff: saturday south carolina primary two days away. there may be a name you are not familiar with. that name is willie wilson. the chicago businessman willie wilson held a town hall meeting last night at the phillis wheatley community center in greenville. wilson says part of the reason you might not have heard of him is because of his own party. >> been totally unfair. they kept me off the debates. they said they haven't sanctioned me, so therefore they say i am not a democratic candidate because we are no entitled to the rights and
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sanction. geoff: along with the primary saturday, he will also be on the democratic ballot in ten other states. allyson: check of traffic in a minute.
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>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good morning. coming up on six: 40 yesterday, we were worried about severe weather in the form of thunderstorms and tornadoes. today, on the backside, colder across kentucky, tennessee and north carolina, creating slippery spots. there are delays and closings in western north carolina. check our website, www.wyff4.com , but you can see the snow falling. a few spots of rain snow mix in tennessee and that will change over to that. the winter weather advisory continues for the counties in northern georgia and western
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here is what the temperatures are like. above freezing in most areas. boone the exception that 30's. the 40's in the upstate. spartanburg cooler at 39. it feels colder because we have a 15 to 20 mile-per-hour wind in the upstate and tend to 30 plus at times to make it feel like 15 in boone, 22 in henderson, -- hendersonville, and feels like freezing and spartanburg with glider wind. that will be the concern today. slippery roads in the mountains and by the afternoon, the temperatures will climb to low 40's in the mountains and low 50's in the upstate. here is a quick look at the hours. warmer by 3:00, 52 for greenville-spartanburg-anderson and they will reach of 40's today. we will show you the four-day plus forecast. good news for the end of the weekend and start of next week.
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roads and keeping then i on i-85 around dantzler road. highway patrol reporting debris in the southbound lanes. more than just debris right now. mark lyon is in spartanburg and at east park street. take a look at this downed tree. the storm yesterday caused a lot of downed trees and power lines, so it use caution and do not approach a downed power line. duke energy is working to restore them this morning. be careful. if you accident spots. bryson city before at newfound cap road between cherokee, be careful on those roadways. spartanburg county with an accident on highway 9 at i-85, moving slowly around that area. one in liberty at old liberty road with no injuries in either accident. hopefully clearing soon. 26 and 40 with the speed limit drive, despite the ice in some
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30 minutes to the tennessee-north carolina line. let's see how you look from i-385 and haywood road. that is your beat the traffic. geoff: thank you. for the first time in ten years, the south carolina gamecocks have 23 wins on the hard wood. the gamecocks blew past the tennessee volunteers last night in columbia. four players were in double digits in scoring, including a double-double from senior michael carrera, with 16 points and 10 rebounds. south carolina over tennessee 84 to 58. the gamecocks head to
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aly: severe wind damaged hillary clinton: i do not believe we live
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allyson: a live look behind us. some of the storm damage from yesterday. geoff: a tree down and traffic light out. severe weather caused thousands of power outages in our area, many which continue this morning. but the print county showing the most with a little over 1000. the numbers in the upstate, anderson county showing more than 1100. in greenville county, a little more than 3100 and in spartanburg county, the most right now with close to 3500. dale: good morning. cleanup. we are watching slippery
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north carolina because of snow that continues to fall. not cold enough for major problems but it is causing delays at several county schools and a few closings where enough on the secondary roads will make way for slippery driving. the winter weather advisory continues a little longer for the mountains of north carolina and wind advisories for the midlands and piedmont. 39 in spartanburg. we are looking at low to upper 30's in the mountains. it feels so much colder with the wind blowing. warm jacket a good idea. as we look ahead with the four-day plus forecast, chilly for the next couple of mornings, but temperatures get better by the end of the weekend. 63 on sunday and that will continue into the middle of next week. the mountains go from low 40's today to upper 50's on sunday. and of the we condemn first of next week very pleasant. -- end of the weekend and first of next week will be pleasant.
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newfound gap road has closed between gatlinburg and cherokee. i see conditions in the mountains. in spartanburg county, highway 9 and i-85, accident moving things slowly. in liberty at presidio road and liberty road, a new accident reported. travel timeson 26 -- on 26 and 40 are moving smoothly. here is the test that i-385 in woodruff road. else about this morning. geoff: i thought pelham road was the test. allyson: that at woodruff road. high wind with storms battered our area, disabling traffic lights and taking down power lines. geoff: aly myles has more on the storm and fx. -- and its effects.
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one of the locations affected yesterday. the roof behind me completely torn off after yesterday's wind damage. look at this video from yesterday in spartanburg. on that same road, a tree onto an suv. both drivers are ok. here's fallout in the upstate from the track lights being out. this is in greenville near furman. the traffic lights were not working when two cars collided and the cyclists were driving. incredibly, no one was hurt. aly myles live in spartanburg. allyson: thank you. now, greenville-spartanburg airport, where the weather caused a plane to hit a light pole while taxing. officials say the flight to atlanta was set to take off last night, when the pilot was told to hold off on the runway because of the weather. that's when it struck the light pole. the plane made it back to the gate. nobody was injured. geoff: a reminder when bad , weather hits, you can turn to the wyff 4 mobile app. track the storms and get the latest on any closings and alerts.
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apple or andriod device's app store. allyson: commitment 2016 now, the gop candidates focused in texas as they prepare for their last debate before super tuesday. geoff: texas is considered the crown jewel since it will award the most delegates of any of the super tuesday states. as it plays host to tonight's debate, the gop race is now down to five candidates who will be on stage. once again, donald trump will be front and center with three wins under his belt. but his rivals are looking to blunt his momentum, with ted cruz taking on trump and marco rubio finally calling out the frontrunner by name. to the democratic candidates, hillary clinton talked with this yesterday during her part of the day in west columbia. she met with members of the alpha kappa alpha sorority. among the guests was the husband of one of the emanual nine, cynthia hurd, who was killed in the charleston church shooting last summer. she was an aka member. clinton later talked with us about gun violence. you can see more of that
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wyff news 4 at 5:00. allyson: her present -- former president bill clinton will be in the upstate today on behalf of his wife. he'll tour the golden strip career center at 2:00 this afternoon in mauldin. he's also scheduled to attend a get out to vote rally in spartanburg. that's at 4:30 at the g.b. hodge athletic center at usc upstate. if you are voting on saturday, you will see the third candidate on the ballot. chicago businessman willie wilson held a town hall meeting last night at the phillis wheatley community center in greenville. wilson spoke and answered questions from a crowd of 150. wilson says part of the reason you might not have heard of him is because of his own party. wilson will also be on the democratic ballot in ten other states. the senate will pay tribute to the late justice antonin scalia at today. geoff: this as the fight on his replacement heats up on capitol hill. nikole killion has more. nikole: this afternoon, they will pick up a resolution related to the justice's death. the pleasantries are been
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several plan to head to the supreme court to challenge republican colleagues to consider the president's eventual nominee. any in the gop think the decision should be up to the next president. the new name is being floated that could put more rushed -- more pressure into that. sandoval is a republican and former federal judge, although, he does support abortion rights. nikole killion wyff news 4. allyson: speaking out against president obama's plan, senator lindsey graham joining fellow republican senators john mccain and kelly ayotte. they say the plan doesn't include any information about where future detainees should be held and how these facilities would be operated. the senators say the president didn't include any costs associated with the plan or offer an protections for those who interrogate terrorists. the senators are calling on the colleagues to come up with a better plan. geoff: happening today in the upstate, south carolina governor nikki haley's traveling to greenville to speak at the 2016 south carolina automotive summit. the summit is the fifth annual
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held as part of s.c. auto week. the governor will speak following the keynote speaker jay rogers, the ceo of the world's first 3d printed car company. allyson: hollywild animal park wants to make improvements, and it's asking for the public's support. the park held a public forum yesterday, at the spartanburg about 25 people attended to discuss how they can help keep the park in business. recently, the park has suffered a devastating fire, bad weweher, and criticism from peta. hollywild's executive director says the park needs to raise $500,000 this year. hollywild hopes the community will come out and support the park when it opens saturday march 5. geoff: in western north carolina, the battle of the badges blood donation drive is over but we won't know the , winner until next week. five different groups of buncombe county first responders try to get the most blood donated in their name each year in this drive. the winner gets bragging rights and a trophy, organizers tell us 137 pints were donated.
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winner next week. to spartanburg now, where a teen's celebrating her birthday by giving back. allyson: this is the third year 14-year-old ginger dailey presented all of her birthday money, $1500, to the gibbs cancer center. it's in memory of her grandfather. the funds will go toward spartanburg regional's cancer special needs fund. that helps pay for medicine, transportation, and other unexpected expenses for cancer patients. geoff: coming up on 6:54. what is happening on the roads? allyson: a few things going on. we are taking a look at our traffic computer. we are looking at traffic times of the few accidents to tell you about. bryson city's close between kahlenberg and cherokee at highway 441. snow and ice in the area. accident on highway nine at 85. also, one in liberty.
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as you saw earlier, travel times on the interstate looking pretty good for thursday morning. take a look at i happen to 85 and haywood road. i believe we have tom williams on the phone, he is here to talk about power outages. good morning, tom. tom: good morning, how are you? allyson: i'm doing good. you told us some of these are pretty severe and could take into the weekend. tom: we are hoping that is not the case but it could be the case. there are about 26 hundred individual outages across north and south carolina. a little over 3000 in greenville and spartanburg counties. across south carolina, about 9000 to 10,000 not end in north carolina, about 37,000. we have really knocked these outages down significantly. at the peak of the storm, it was
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overnight, we got about 50,000 outages back on so we will be hitting the ground running to get folks back on. allyson: reducing the wind yesterday was the major cause? tom: i think it is a combination of the wind in the wet ground. tremendous trees have been blown down in many neighborhoods, so those things typically take a while to clean it up and they do significant damage and they often take down a series of poles and it takes a while to get back up. also, a lot of backyards outages that may affect one of two different homes. those will be kind of focused on toward the end of the storm, so as a knock down the numbers, we will focus on the smaller outages that duke typically takes longer to fix. good news is we will have more folks out there doing the work. allyson: we want to remind everyone not to approach a downed power line. you can report that to duke energy.
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let's talk to dale about whether. dale: delays in closings in western north carolina because of the snow. in the wake of that weather, cold air blowing behind it, creating snow along the border. the snow-rain mix in some areas and enough to make it slippery for school counties to hold off for a while. you will see that information on the bottom of the screen or our website, www.wyff4.com. the potential of more flurries tonight and for the mountains, too, before that precipitation comes to an end. you can see the area impacted by that winter weather advisory continuing. from newberry to columbia, under wind advisories, so windy and cold for the area. though 40's will climb to low 50's for the upstate and the mountains will reach low 40's at best for highs. geoff: thank you. coming up on "today," more on the extreme winter weather still impacting most of the country. your extreme weather report plus
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allyson: we have a shot of that downed tree.
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