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in the call center. >> john: a bitter cold start, who better to get information from than meteorologist al conklin. >> al: unscheduled cold air is here, this is some of the coldest air of the season you can see the big plunge is still to come in the area. this is going to be with us now for probably a couple more days at least through i think the weekend, where we will be well below average. again, huge trough of low pressure in the eastern part of the country, that is promoting snow showers in the mountains. you can see king street in boone from resortcams.com, plow has been out there, unlike yesterday morning they were able to treat the roads, the main roads, that is not the case this morning. schools are closed because the temperatures are so cold and we're not melting any of the ice and snow with treatment. 14 degrees in boone. 20 in statesville, 21 gastonia, rock hill, 23 charlotte, 22 in monroe. today, plenty of sunshine you need the sun glasses outside the mountains, only getting back to maybe 40 and the windchill
that. the wind will howl as we go through the day. talk about dangerous windchills tonight and what you can expect going in the big valentine's weekend, that part of the forecast in a couple minutes. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic this morning sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. early on wednesday morning commute looks good, most of the major highways are continuing to run here in the green, so no problems early on, we'll keep an eye on that. taking a live look, i-77 west boulevard, light volume of travel there, if you're coming in from rock hill, 22 minutes, 63 miles an hour, leaving concord to center city, 18 minute commute and lake norman an hour. that is the first check of wednesday morning traffic, guys, back to you. charlotte-mecklenb charlotte-mecklenb urg leaders have voted to extend ann clark's contract and start a
the school board voted 6-3 to extend ann clark's contract through june, 2017. it didn't come without controversy. ashton pellom is live in charlotte with more. so ashton, cms leaders were divided on the vote, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, christine. they debated throughout the night and sometimes it got heated and personal at times but ultimately the school board decided to vote 6-3 to keep ann clark on the job at least until june of 2017. before the vote principals in the cms school district wore all red, called ann clark their hero and praised her for the work she has done so far in the school district and hopes to keep clark on the job longer and apparently it worked. there was an initial motion to extend clark's contract for three months but five board members wanted to extend the contract for a year. board members were divided on the issue and one by one, each member expressed their concerns over the topic.
and boldly step in the future with new leadership. that new leadership needs to be ready to embark on this trip with us leading the way. >> i almost feel guilty asking ann clark to stay another year with us because she has put her personal career on hold and made sacrifices for the sake of cms. >> reporter: now, the board did agree to start a search for the new superintendent soon, and a specific time line for that search and everything else will be named in two weeks. reporting live in uptown charlotte, ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> john: scary moment during the tarheels game, coach roy williams suddenly collapsing on the court at boston college. players indicate himers caught him, he has experienced issues with vertigo, he was able to get up and walk off the court.
locker room. the tarheels did pull off the win, 68-65. >> christine: you won't see construction crews on the job widening independence boulevard. >> john: the project is on hold and it is because of a dispute with the state. wbtv's mark davenport joins us now live in charlotte with more on this this morning. so mark, is there any kind of time line when this project is going to be finished? >> reporter: john, no time line yet that we know of when the project will be finished. been being worked on for years, but we do know from nc-dot we got an email from them overnight they are trying to get workers back out here on the project. they're hopeful they can get some of the workers out here by the end of the week and hopeful to get the project back in full swing by some time in march. that was from the email we got from nc-dot overnight. we went out and shot different parts of the roadway here to show you no one is out here working and been like that in recent days.
this company that has been working on the project, base in michigan, and also nc-dot, that disagreement led to the workers going off the job here and we have not been able to contact that company since then to figure out what is going on. but nc-dot trying to get it back rolling again, been years they have been working on the project and trying to get it completed. we talked to the people that it does affect most, the drivers but also talking to the people that have businesses off the side of the roads and they are the businesses are hard to get to because people have to maneuver around the orange cones. here is what the business owners told us. >> we're making it by the skin of our teeth. >> i think the way it is now, that some people being leery about coming in, might not want to be on the road until it is completely done. >> reporter: according to the people who work out here this is hurting their businesses, and it is tough for them and other businesses that may want to move in the area they are holding off for now but we'll follow this
going on out here and when the first workers do return we'll have that for you here first on wbtv. reporting outside live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: right now all lanes of i-77 north in huntersville are back open. this wreck involving a tractor-trailer shut down one lane for a short time. it happened last night near exit 23, the state highway patrol says the trailer had a mechanical problem before the crash. it broke in half. fire officials say no one was hurt, one lane was shut down but it is back open. charlotte-mecklenb charlotte-mecklenb urg police need your help to find a man wanted for indecent liberties with a child. maybe you recognize who this is. this is jadeesh singh, police say he was last seen in north charlotte. if you see him, call police immediately. >> john: this morning, state lawmakers are appealing to the
a ruling requiring them to redraw congressional districts. friday the circuit court struck down the maps of two congressional district in our state including one that covers parts of charlotte. lawmakers requested a stay on the ruling but it was denied. a panel of judges said the current lines relied heavily on race when they were drawn. the immediate concerns is how this could affect the primary, just about a month away. we're just getting started here at 5:00 a.m., the zika virus spread, the country now reporting the first case. >> john: experts are ready to answer questions is about the finances. 866-625-0143. for free credit counseling this morning. >> christine: kristen miranda is live in the alert center. >> kristen: i'm checking the
interesting statistics who voted for whom, coming up from the alert center. >> john: a quick check of the first alert weather temperatures, 23 degrees right now in charlotte, 14 up in boone, windchill factor is bitter cold, 23 in shelby, 21 gastonia, 25 lancaster, 19 in albermarle. here is a live look at i-77 near the rest area, and you can see traffic is very light. remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this dunkin' donuts' unbelievable selection of breakfast sandwiches freshly made all day -- and now you can enjoy two english muffin egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches for $4.
the 2016 presidential campaign now shifts to south carolina following last night's new hampshire primary. voters handed victory to donald trump with ohio governor john kasich finishing in second place. on the democratic side, bernie sanders defeated hillary clinton, becoming the first jewish candidate ever to win a presidential primary. welcome back to wbtv news this morning, now 13 after 5:00. >> christine: kristen miranda is in the alert center watching all the primary results coming in. what is the latest folks should know now, folks wanting to know numbers. >> kristen: interesting exit poll results. cnn put graphics on their website tell the story who vote and for whom. donald trump was on top with men, women, those under the age of 64, voters without a college degree and those with degree, but no post-graduate studdy. on the democratic side, women under 45 pick sanders over clinton, women over 65 prefer
number, sanders got 83% of the 18-29-year-old vote. really interesting numbers coming out of new hampshire, these candidates are looking to the next primary, a little closer to home. back to you. >> john: day in is reporting the first case of the zika virus. a man who traveled to venezuela la has the virus. the man was treat in venezuela last week before returning via hong kong. officials say it is highly unlike throw spread in china due to low winter temperatures and a lack of mosquito activity. 14 minutes after 5:00, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. and you need that weather this morning, here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: cold stuff out there right now, these temperatures are no hurry to be warming up. also got snow, obviously, we're tracking up across the mountains. you can see that on the five sweeps of power doppler radar. that snow showers are going to continue with that we have
continue until 7:00, that is tomorrow morning. so these are going to persist, they won't be heavy all the time but it is snowing heavily around the boone area. we have a windchill advisory which runs until noon for the mountain counties, that will also kickback in at 7:00 tonight for additional windchills that will be down well below zero later tonight. we lost our camera from boone, we'll move on and show you what the forecast is for the mountain counties today. snow showers will continue, i don't think they will be as heavy or steady as what you're getting right now but temperatures are going no where, in the mid to upper teens this afternoon, at least 50/50 chance of additional showers. 14 right now in boone. 22 morganton, 23 shelby, 23 in charlotte, 19 in boone, rather in albermarle, and 21 in rock hill, you have to factor in the wind, feels like one below in boone, 21 in gastonia, 15 rock hill and 14 in monroe. for today, look for mostly sunny skies across the charlotte area, notice our temperatures, we
11:00 this morning, perhaps getting back to 40 this afternoon. weather headlines, snow showers will continue but taper down slowly in the mountains. cold air sticks around, question is could we get a storm here for presidents day? i'll talk about that, seven day planner in a couple minutes. let's check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. taking a live look at the independence expressway, heading inbound toward 277, no significant problems here, drive times if you're coming in from matthews on 74, 13 minutes, 47 miles an hour. providence road from the arboretum area, 16 minute commute, concord to center city running 18 minutes. john belk to brookshire, both running in the green. no problems there. across the charlotte area our major interstates are yet to see significant problems.
>> how better call saul hopes to match the success of the first season that is later on "cbs this morning." someone had second thoughts about keeping a stolen $20,000 piece of artwork, where it was found. >> christine: we want to make sure you know about the school closings this morning. alleghany, ashe, avery county schools are closed. as well as these three school districts, mitchell, watauga and
we'll let you know if more come >> christine: wbtv is on your side this morning with experts to answer your questions right now about handling finances. >> john: go live to kristen miranda, in our credit counseling call center and kristen, this is all free information, right? >> kristen: completely free, john, such a good opportunity if you're sitting at home thinking
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your day, start it on the right foot and get those financial questions answered. i'll be pop back in and out of here from the alert center and call center to check on how things are going. back to you guys. >> john: 5:22 the time, investigator in florida say a thief had second thoughts about keeping art work stolen from a museum. a day after it was reported missing the $20,000 glass sculpture was returned. someone left it in a box outside the art center yesterday morning. police are going through surveillance video looking for fingerprints to try to figure out who stole it. >> christine: 5:22, and we love you being regular watchers here on wbtv because you're prepared for days like this. >> john: yes. >> christine: al has been telling us it would be bitterly cold, we're feeling the dive now. >> al: we're in it now we won't be clawing out of this until after the upcoming holiday weekend. so just plan on it, even though here we are typically in the
get warmer weather, it feels like the middle part of january. the average temperature is 54 degrees. over the weekend close to 50. yesterday we took it down to 42, flurries everywhere, across the piedmont and a lot of the eastern half of the country has pockets of snow. there is nothing all that consistent, not one big storm, just a big trough of low pressure that continues to pull in moisture and as you take that moisture and bank it up against the mountains, that is where we get our most pronounced snow. snow continues to fall, snow snow in charlotte, dry, but cold enough, we have clear skies out there right now. our current temperature is 23 degrees, not much of a breeze at the moment but coming up a couple times this morning and so the windchill from time to time gets down in the teens. just kind of think about that through the day. the wind will be picking up again. 15 in jefferson, 14 in boone, 19 statesville, lincolnton to salisbury, 22 in monroe, 21 rock
you have to take a look at this, though, this is how much colder it is this morning than yesterday, from 10-15 degrees colder, so a big change from yesterday. in the mountains you will still continue to have snow showers, temperatures in the teens, but that westerly breeze at 20, 25-miles-per-hour keeps the windchill factor near zero all day long. foothills, 34 taylorville tie taylorsville, 40 mooresville, to charlotte, most of the day in the 30s despite the fact we have a lot off sunshine and 41 for pageland, 42 cheraw, 40 in rock hill. overnight lows colder, 11 in boone. most of us in the piedmont will be down in the teens come tonight, highs tomorrow try to rebound again, mostly in the low 40s, if not upper 30s. it is mostly dry, outside of the mountains i don't have any rain or snow until we get to monday, presidents day, what is going on here? we'll look at it in the seven
high, no where near that, we will lock in the cold weather and for the moment, outside the mountains, basically dry but we are watching potential storm system that may start to move our way sunday night, increasing clouds sunday and depending which model you want to believe, there are a couple of camps, we will likely have at least a wintery mix to start monday before transitioning to cold rain, but 38 degrees. that is a long way off we'll fine tune the forecast as we go. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here's chris. >> chris: al, thank you, traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we'll start with a live look here i-77 at clanton road, volume of traffic still light here across the charlotte area. and nice to say, no significant accidents here. running in the green on the major interstates. that is a check of traffic, guys, back to you. >> john: still to come at 5:30. >> christine: the widow of the reverend clemente pinckney, one of the victims in the charleston
t wbtv news >> christine: parents speak out as charlotte-mecklenburg school leaders consider which schools students are sent to. the concern some parents are voicing now. >> john: on your side tracking this blast of cold, exactly as al conklin predicted. breaking down how far temperatures will fall. >> christine: we want to make sure you know about school closings, if you're just waking up. alleghany, ashe, avery, mitchell, watauga and yancey county schools are closed this wednesday morning. we'll let you know if more school districts call in. >> john: that is a complete list not select few. thank you for waking up with wbtv news this morning i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow.
you are getting ready here is meteorologist al conklin with the most accurate look. >> al: thanks, christine. big plunge of cold air in the middle part of the country, now sweeping across the east including the two carolinas and folks, we'll be locked in the deep freeze for quite some time to come. this isn't just a one or two-day blast, this will be something we'll be dealing with through and in the upcoming weekend and beyond, even. in lincolnton, a temperature that is down to 21 degrees, windchill factor is at 15, it is very chilly this morning. 23 now in charlotte, 20 around mountain island lake, 17 tega cay, 25 harrisburg, 21 at arboretum, 20 in weddington. boone to 14, 22 shelby, 19 degrees in statesville. for today, we don't get back above freezing until 11:00. we only get back to 40, which means most of the day spent in the 30s. windchill factor will make it feel colder than that. again, just prepare for a very,