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we have dry conditions now in charlotte that is the metro school camera. lots of sunshine, we rebound nicely, 55, not quite as warm as yesterday but this is seasonal for the middle part of february. i'll let you know about a big warm up down the road, that part of the forecast in a couple minutes. christine? >> christine: take folks up to iredell county we're following breaking news of a log truck overturning on the interstate near mile marker 65, that is near highway 901. wbtv's ashton pellom on scene live and are there any lanes closed because of this accident? >> reporter: hey, good morning, christine. i arrived on scene not long ago, there are no lanes closed, both lanes here heading north on i-77 in iredell county they are both open. the tractor-trailer crashing in the median, i'll step out of the way and give you a better look. it is dark and foggy, on the side of the highway i'll try to look at what happened. there is no logs in the middle of the road.
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see there briefly, there is his car and there is the log truck. he said he just pulled up to the scene not long ago as well. there was another officer investigating, he left to be with the driver who was taken to the hospital. the driver's injuries are not known. the trooper said he just got here, doing an investigation, not too clear exactly what happened of why the driver overturned but like i said it is foggy, dark, be still no clear-cut conclusion of how that driver overturned his log truck but nonetheless, it is overturned you can see there but no lanes are blocked going in either direction, no logs scattered across the road. there is one car off in the median, the state trooper told me the car did knick one of the logs that fell off the truck but other than that, no injuries other than the driver of the log truck being taken to the hospital. i'll be out here trying to get more answers as soon as i do i'll update you on air and online at wbtv.com. reporting live in iredell county, ashton pellom, wbtv on
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i'll toss to it chris in the traffic center. >> chris: ashton, thank you, first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. want to show you exactly where this accident has happened. so this is above statesville, that is exit 65. union grove and harmony, just to the north there, that is the accident scene with the truck overturned going northbound in the median. right now as ashton mentioned all the lanes are open but expect as we head toward daylight and they get a wrecker on the scene they will likely have to move that truck out of the median and get it righted, so if you find yourself in delay, it would be houstonville off 901 up to 21, which would would get you around the scene. this is i-77 nations ford, most of the major highways have been running smoothly this morning. rock hill to uptown, 21 minutes, concord to center city, 18 minutes. lake norman southbound running 15 minutes at 69 miles an hour. whole lot of green this morning, again, our major interstates looking good.
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parks farm lane. that is just down to the south of 485. minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: one man is mcdonald street this morning not far from west charlotte high school. the victim shot three times in the leg. he was taken to carolinas medical center. it is not clear what led up to the shooting and no arrests have been made eat. . we're continuing to gather details, we will update you on aaronair and online at wbtv.com. >> john: robbers held up the phat burrito last night. officers are looking for the people responsible. mark davenport reached out to investigators overnight to get new information, he joins us now live with the very latest. mark, what can you tell us? >> reporter: john, still nothing
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that were involved in this armed robbery last night here in south end at phat burrito. no one was hurt her, all employeesare okay, they told us overnight, they told our crews that were out here a total totally frightening experience, i want to show you video of exactly what happened here last night. you can see the police cars that were outside of phat burrito. yet police searching inside and outside the restaurant looking for whatever evidence they could find. employees told us a suspect came in the business before 10:00, put a gun to the manager's head, demanded money, got what money they needed and took off in a get away vehicle. want to you listen how one employee described the situation to wbtv. >> i was on the line making a burrito and some skinny dude wearing a hoodie and had a backpack and gun decided to run up in there and put a gun to the manager's head and had him open the register and emptied it out and took off.
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police looking for two people here, the man that went inside phat burrito with the handgun and also the person that drove that robber away in a get away car. if you have any information, call crimestoppers, that number is 704-334-1600. reporting live in south end, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: following another crime alert, this one out of union county, authorities are looking for a possibly armed person who led them on a chase near stallings. troopers say the chase started last night when they tried to pull the driver over for a traffic violation in monroe. the driver then led authorities on a chase, ditched the car and took off running on highway 74 near i-485. we are working to get you an update on the search and when we do, we'll bring it to you on air and online at wbtv.com. a man from lincoln county miss this jail over shooting a person over money. happened in lincolnton at love memorial school road. james smalls shot the other
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was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. charges are expected to be upgraded now against this man who is charged in a deadly shooting in hickory. james hammer went thacker went before a judge, he shot tammy cloninger in a home yesterday, she died yesterday. police believe it was a domestic dispute. still plenty ahead in the 6:00 a.m. hour of wbtv news this morning. >> john: chairman of the mecklenburg county board of commissioners has good news for residents. what he had to say during the state of the county address. kristen miranda live in the alert center. >> kristen: john, a busy morning in the alert center, we have a satellite launch, apple battle and what looks liking a season-ending decision for area high school basketball players. i'll follow it all. >> john: a quick check of weather, 38 in charlotte, 32 boone, al was telling us in some of the low lying areas we could
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that could make some issues out on the roads, be careful out there. 34 hickory, 36 shelby. a live look at i-77 at nations ford, traffic is thick but moving smoothly. we'll keep you posted on that and especially the situation in iredell county with the overturned tanker or logging truck.
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seven minutes away f you're planning your day with wbtv news this morning. >> john: 11 after 6:00. several all-mu stories in all-new stories at 6:30. people talk student assignment in charlotte-mecklenburg schools. we look ahead what is next.
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morning routine. fighting with the kids to get them out the door. coming up at 6:43, the hold, rness family has a new video and poking fun. you have to see this. now to kristen miranda. >> christine: a neat satellite launch. >> kristen: these are pictures tweeted by nasa, the japanese aerospace exploration agency launched a satellite, the job is going to be to study black holes and really vast galaxies and things far away. carrying super cool equipment built at nasa goddarg d center in maryland. has far distance to go, you can
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youtube, i'll try to find the link and tweet it so you can watch the launch if you want to. >> christine: property taxes won't go up in mecklenburg in 2017 according to county fuller. in his state of the county address. but some republican leaders want to take things a step further. >> now that the county is stablized the fund balance has a triple a bond rating, operational bond fund now is the time we believe the county commission should consider a modest and reasonable tax cut. >> they are calling for a 1 cent tax cut next year, hoping it will add up to $12 million in spending. fuller also talked about create and i veer salcreating a universe salal pre-k program. >> john: charlotte knights are
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about the all-star game. the news conference scheduled for 11:00 this morning, an exciting time the knights hope their season in april. we'll let you know what happens. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. looking forward to a bit of a warm-up, we will feel this week, here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: take a little step back today, christine, compared to where we were yesterday. we almost hit 60 yesterday, hit the predicted 59. today in the mid 50s but that is seasonal. two inches of snow i've seen reports three, four inches of snow, a lot of those counties either operate on delay or schools are closed, we're keeping you updated on that. one of the districts being watauga where we are here, king street from resortcams.com. now the snow is likely to melt quite a bit this afternoon, even in boone you'll get up close to 40 with partly sunny skies, so any lingering flurries, they are going to give way. the system that moved through last night is pushing out toward
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weir drying outwe are drying out nicely. we have fog in the i-40 corridor with temperatures close to freeze, there is concern there could be ice on some of the bridges and overpasses and down in the protected valleys. use caution. 41 charlotte, no ice at all, 51 lunch time, 55 this afternoon. so enter sunshine goodbye to the rain. we have seasonal temperatures and a nice warm-up for the weekend. give you the details plus the chance for rain and when it arrives. now traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. start with an accident on south tryon at billy graham parkway, we're seeing delays heading up to billy graham parkway at south tryon, keep that in mind, you will find emergency crews on the scene there. looking live at the john belk, this is heading toward 277 and independence boulevard, again, volume of traffic pretty light
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center city looking a-okay and most of our major highways are continuing to run in the green. accidents. one of the major ones is up in northern iredell county, this is north of exit 65, overturned logging truck there. right now the lanes are open, ashton pellom live on the scene there, saying they are now in the investigation process of this accident. the truck is overturned, and in the center lane of the median. that. that is a check of the morning commute, christine, over to you. >> christine: thank you, chris. can driver-less cars make moral decisions? >> john: a look behind the wheel to see for ourselves, later on "cbs this morning" at 7:00. >> christine: next at 6:00 here on wbtv news, the charlotte hornets pick up a veteran guard in a three-team trade. we have the details after the break. wbtv is always on your side, in
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>> john: 19 after 6:00. we want to remind you about school closings and delays. avery and watauga are closed. mitchell county three-hour delane. delay. kristen miranda has new information what apple is saying about a judge's ruling, what is this about? >> kristen: a story we talked about at 5:00 this morning, and it is a story you're going to be talking about today. show you this letter, this statement that tim cook, apple ceo posted on the apple website, late yesterday. so it probably happened while you were sleeping.
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federal man is straight to magistrate to hack their own users in the san bernardino threatens the security of the customers. it is a good read, i just tweeted a link to the letter so you can read it yourself. the first of its kind ruling, significant victory for the justice department in the technology policy debate pits digital privacy against national security interests. the f.b.i. wants to get in the phone believed to be owned by one of the san bernardino shooters to see if there is important evidence there. apple says it encrypts the phones now as an effort to contain users privacy. that is a battle continuing, and apple will fight the decision. that is story ongoing over the next couple days and we will continue to follow it for you here in the alert center. >> christine: this morning the charlotte hornets have a new veteran swing man. the team picked up courtney lee from the memphis grizzlies. in a three-team trade.
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to memphis and brian roberts to the heat. charlotte plays at milwaukee friday. >> john: a battle of blue bloods in chapel hill, duke is going take on unc at 9:00 tonight and will be right here on wbtv. that means there are changes to how you can watch the season premiere of survivor. here we go. part 1 of survivor will air from 8:00 until 9:00 on wbtv, hour-and-a-half long show, the final 30 minutes will air on bounce tv. you can watch the entire 90 minute premiere on bounce tv, that will start at 8:00 to 9:30. part 2 of survivor also airs on wbtv at 1:37 thursday morning, followed by the big bang theory and code black. >> christine: luke kuechly will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
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he is expected to be fully recovered before training camp in july. 22 minutes after 6:00. al, what are you scribbling? >> al: i'm trying to figure out when i can see survivor. you want to run through that again. i'm taking notes here. spoil set the >> christine: set the dvr. >> al: high pressure will govern our weather the next couple days. initially on the chilly side of things, yesterday we were 60, as the high builds eastward, nice and warm for a couple days going forward before we get any more rain coming our way. main concern is zero visibility now statesville, hickory, morganton, you have near freezing temperatures, that i-40 corridor, could be ice here pre-dawn so please if you're in the area use caution this morning. once we get the sun up will get
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in charlotte, we have no ice issues, close to 40, clear skies, or at least clearing right now you can see from the hd tower cam getting briceer sky lookbrightersky. we may drop a couple more degrees before the sun comes up, less than an hour away. a little bit of a breeze out of the north will keep us cooler. 32 jefferson, boone, 34 hickory, 31 lincolnton, 37 in concord, 41 in monroe. our forecast then for the mountains, the snow showers are over with, you'll see partly sunny skies, well above freezing boone, 36 and that means melting snow, 53 right now, our expected high for morganton, lenoir, taylorsville, good deal of sunshine for you folks, almost total sunshine charlotte, statesville, 55 mooresville, 56 in gastonia, 55 monroe, 56 in albermarle and mid to upper chester. forward, what is left of the
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dry high pressure will build in, lots of sunshine the next three afternoons, and each day while in the 50s should start to inch up a little bit. eventually the rain chances inch up but going forward through the weekend, extremely low rain chances. saturday and sunday, well in the 60s, we tail off next week, that is when the rain comes back in the picture. seven day forecast for today, plenty of sunshine, high temperature, 55, near freezing for tonight, 31, 54 tomorrow, 58 friday, warm up nicely, 65, mostly sunny saturday, partly sunny sunday, get rain monday into tuesday. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we do have an accident this is woodlawn as it turns over to the billy graham parkway at south tryon street. we're seeing delays coming from woodlawn up toward south tryon
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travel, keep that in mind. looking live at the john belk, that is heading down toward independence boulevard, that is traffic coming off independence, no problems here in center city, everything running smoothly on the john belk and over to the brookshire this morning. 77 through center city also no problems. most of the major interstates are running in the green this morning, seeing a few slow downs providence road as you make your way toward queens road few slow downs out of matthews this morning. iredell county, exit 65 the union grove and harmony exit there, highway 901 just beyond that overturned logging truck, over in the center median, but again, police presence there as they continue their accident investigation. that is a check of the morning commute, christine, over to you. charlotte-mecklenb charlotte-mecklenb urg police are rewarding drivers who show them their keys. >> john: we'll tell you where and why and how you can be part
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an american first contracted the zika virus in 2008. this morning we're hearing from him about the lack of vaccine eight years later. you're watching wbtv news this morning.
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>> christine: 1000 people turn out for a meeting, a meet about student assignment in charlotte-mecklenburg schools. this morning on your side looking ahead to what is next. >> john: gaston county sheriff's office offering help to two local police departments short on officers. but the decision isn't being met without controversy. >> christine: with days before the south carolina republican presidential primary, donald trump is fending off direct attack from the president president.
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with wbtv news this morning on this wednesday morning, i'm john carter. >> christine: in the mid-week i'm christine sperow. on your side with several school delays. some districts are also closed. avery, watauga county schools are closed. mitchell county schools on three-hour delay. alleghany, ashe and wilkes county schools are on a two-hour delay. let's get right to first alert weather, meteorologist al conklin has more details, they got a little snow didn't they? >> al: two to four inches of snow, that was a known threat up there, a known concern. so we have schools delayed or closed. what is not known is we have dense fog with near-freezing temperature, a long time viewer sending me a picture from nc16 in catawba, alexander county, watch out, freezing temperatures with thick fog, that is not a good combination. statesville, hickory, morganton, zero visibility, all with temperatures around freezing. 33 in statesville, 32 in morganton and boone, keep in
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valleys could be running colder than that. once we get rid of fog, plenty of sunshine, seasonal afternoon, high in charlotte, 55 degrees. mostly clear skies in charlotte, no fog here but chris, that is a big issue up in the mountains and in the foothills, there is ice just a thin layer, so please for the next hour or so until the sun gets up, use caution. >> chris: with the freezing fog it doesn't take much and you have problems. we have problems on i-77 northbound up in iredell county, following breaking news here with an overturned logging truck. now the police have completed their investigation and have left the scene but you can clearly see this is a big rig tipped over on the median on i-77 northbound. it lost its load earlier this morning now at some point they will have to get on the scene probably after daylight this morning and right that truck and get it out of the way but right now both lanes northbound on i-77 are open and running, what
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let's take a look at our mapping system, if you're familiar with the area, you have union grove and harmony, that is exit 65 on 901, an alternate or find delays later this morning. that is houstonville over to 21, that would get you back up to 421 and on northbound 77. right now you don't need that. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: thanks, chris. 6:33. all new in this half hour, about 1000 people attending a meeting on student assignment in charlotte-mecklenburg schools. these pictures are from our news partners at the charlotte observer, they show look at all the parents out there. they showed up to carmel baptist church in matthews last night. many parents are organizing to resist any changes that would disrupt their childrens education. with many wearing green shirts saying "hashtag close to home schools hashtag, no forced busing."
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held tomorrow morning at 9:00 autismsatcms smith family center. tuesday the school board is expected to vote on student assignment at their regular meeting. we will send out and alert so download the app. charlotte-mecklenb charlotte-mecklenb urg police partnering with quick trip convenience store, we're live at the quick trip on wilkinson boulevard where officers are going to be rewarding drivers who show them their keys with drink coupons from the gas station. cmpd has seen a rise in auto theft where keys were left in unattended vehicles throughout the city. for example in the last three months, 85 vehicles stolen with keys left in the ignition. they are rewarding drivers at other three locations.
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eastway drive and the one on albermarle road as well as sandy porter road. >> john: on your side investigating a shortage of police officers in two gaston county communicategastoncounty communities. mark davenport has more. >> reporter: some people are worried the gaston county deputies won't be compensated for the amount of time they are working. working double times, incurring overtime. when we spoke to a lan cloninger, he said the deputies will be taken care of. he told wbtv he got the call from two local police departments, first it was from belmont, then from stanley, both severely under-staffed. he jumped in action, now has 15 to 20 of his deputies filling in for their neighbors right now. the towns are billed at the end of each month for the time they use, so we ran the number since november the sheriff says belmont has paid around $7,000 a month for the deputies.
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providing the service to the people and protecting the people and that is our job, no matter the cost. >> reporter: the gaston county sheriff's office have seen their fair share of shortage. last year they lost 30 deputy, but the sheriff wants to make sure he can help out in any way that he can. we'll follow this story for you right here first on wbtv. reporting just outside uptown charlotte, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> christine: thanks, mark. >> john: now 6:36, get over to kristen miranda. >> christine: in the alert center getting headlines in and more on the post-season ban at two local high school basketball teams, right? >> kristen: looking a little deeper, this is a story we told you about last hour and a story that a lot of student athletes will talk about today. look at the video we showed it to you over the weekend. there are new developments following the fight on the court at a north rowan and salisbury high school game. the state high school athletic association has banned both
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basketball after this bench-clearing incident. fans got involved, it was a mess. they stopped the game in the third quarter. we were looking at maxpreps.com, keeping track of high school athletics. you can see in their conference these two teams are the top two teams. this ruling will slide them out of postseason play and shows you on the website who follows them in the standings. playoff chances increasing for those two teams. also maxpreps ranks players and teams with their system they had north rowan with the fifth best shot at a state title. there is going to be a lot of conversation about this both at those two schools and a lot of schools across that area as well this morning. back to you. >> christine: a big deal with them being at the top of the conference there. thanks, kristen. ashe county schools are now closed. just received word in the newsroom, ashe county schools are closed. give you a quick look at top story is a cross the nation and
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>> john: donald trump is fending off an attack from president obama a few days before the republican primary in south carolina. on tuesday the president said he believed americans would make the sensible choice and not elect trump. something the billionaire candidate labeled a great compliment. the poll shows trump and hillary clinton leading by double digits in the palmetto state. the republican primary is saturday. the democratic primary will be held next saturday, february 27th. >> christine: there is new evidence the zika virus may be deadlier than previously thought. officials in brazil and venezuela say six zika patients have died. in the u.s. just 50 cases have been reported. this morning we're hearing from the first american to ever contract the virus, dr. brian foy got it in 2008 while studying in senegal. no one was sure what he was suffering from, listen.
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evidence, now unfortunately we have more evidence. >> he believes if health experts paid attention in 2008, maybe today we would have a therapy or vaccine for the zika virus. at 6:39, right now, and want to watch the commute for you here, a live look at one of the cameras, i-77 at woodlawn exit. many more cars on the roads now as we are well in the 6:00 a.m. hour, just watch for more congestion and we'll get you around the problem spots as they arise first. now meteorologist al conklin. >> al: thanks, christine. zero visibility, a major concern with near freezing temperature, lenoir, morganton, hickory, statesville, i-40 corridor, use caution, at least the next hour or two until we get the sun up and get sunshine to melt any potential ice. national weather service just issued a dense fog advisory and that goes until 9:00 this morning for the catawba river valley. again, watch out for dense fog in the area.
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get rid of fog, we have sunshine and 55 degrees, numail fishing forecast looking good. seasonal afternoon. brad parker on the right and his buddy the past ten years, chuck f edderplace love to team up and hit lake norman. you this caught the striped bass super bowl weekend. godunov for firstout there this morning, we're looking at decent amount of sunshine, 7:08 the sun comes up 6:08 goes down. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: neck on would this morning -- >> christine: holderness family creating another song parody about a family's morning routine as you're getting ready you won't want to miss this after the break. >> john: first, here is a look at what is coming up tonight on
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on your side right now you're watching wbtv news this morning. >> john: on your side with consumer news at 6:00 news at 6:44. changes for those of us who use adt. the corporation being acquired by the private equity firm appal low global management for $of.9 billion. they will merge with protection one and asg security, two other companies acquired by the company last may. the new company will still operate under the adt name. new recommendations out for parents shopping for their teenagers first car. according to the insurance institute for highway safety vehicles for the new drivers should be boring and slow. the company says the best
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usion. best large car is buick regal. the holderness family have become famous for song parodies. >> christine: this morning they are at it again, taking on the morning routine. listen to this. [ music ] >> let's wake up, please get up. and comb that nasty hair. it's time for school. don't make me get cruel. and kidnap your bear. >> christine: all about the family's struggles in the morning with getting kids up and out the door on time. the video just posted on the facebook page yesterday, it has nearly 5.5 million views. very, very funny. many families are um-hmm, yeah, i can relate to that. >> john: a lot of families not
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door this morning. avery and ashe and watauga counties, they closed schools there today. >> al: snow overnight was expected. skies have cleared, the issue this morning outside the mountains is the fog. you can see it over the shoulder, live image from morganton, by the courthouse, sterling street, union street, tell you what, it is thick this morning. do use caution. zero visibility now from morganton to hickory over to statesville, a mile in salisbury, that i-40 corridor is very thick with fog and unfortunately, we also have temperatures very close to freezing so that is an issue we now have again until 9:00 this morning, a dense fog advisory for the foothills. so use caution in that area. 33 in boone, 32 morganton, just above freezing in hickory, some of the outlying areas some of the protected valleys could be colder, fog not an issue around metro area, temperatures in the 30s to low 40s. in good shape here. our seven day forecast, looking
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sunshine, a good looking afternoon but won't be as warm as yesterday when we approached 60 degrees. we told you we would be in the upper 50s. hit 59 today, 55, that is sunny, seasonal, not bad, not as warm as yesterday. looking forward, the next couple days we have a lot of sunshine in the forecast, 54 is the expected high tomorrow. almost wall-to-wall sunshine for thursday and friday, going in saturday, we will see a decent amount of sunshine but the more important part of the weekend forecast is i think the warm-up that is in store going in both saturday and sunday. you talk about timing. last weekend so cold, we had a low temperature of 19 degrees last sunday morning. this sunday, upper 60s, near 70. rain. the rain is not expected to come back in the picture until monday, and some of the models suggest the rain may linger a couple days. really no chance for much rain here until we get toward sunday night or monday and into
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wednesday as well and by then we will look at colder temperatures at least back in the 40s. right now, in good shape, 37 degrees, headed for 55, lots of sunshine, good looking wednesday on the way. watch out for the fog this morning. check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. wednesday morning commute starting to heat up a bit. injury accident at arrowood road at forest point. that is off 77, should be point not pointer. let's take a look at i-77 at trade street, no problems here, volume of traffic across the area is starting to increase but our major interstates running primarily in the green, the typical morning slow-down coming up 77 northbound across 485, this is an accident scene on south tryon at eastwoodlawn as it turns over to the billy graham parkway, we have seen fairly significant delays there although billy graham parkway coming up to south tryon is back in the green right now.
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iredell county, this is exit 65, that is where we have an overturned logging truck, it is over in the center median, not creating any major problems now but expect they will have to get on the highway and move that later this morning. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: 6:49, get back to kristen miranda who gets you all the headlines first in the alert center as news is happening. she has details on a u.s. show of strength with south korea. >> kristen: new video, four u.s. lying low over the country according to a statement by the military in korea meant as show of strength of the alliance between the u.s. and south korea and resolve of both nations to keep peninsula stable. this as tensions between the north and south continue. wanted to get you new video right away.
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>> jon: eight minutes before 7:00. a quick look at top local stories. on your side with several school closings and delays this morning. ashe, avery and watauga county schools are all closed today. mitchell county on three-hour delay. alleghany and wilkes county schools are on two-hour delay. >> christine: following breaking news out of iredell county, we have been live at the scene on i-77 at mile marker 65, this is in the northbound lanes near highway 901, where a log truck overturned on the side, you see the logs spilled out there, the truck is still on the side, crews got back on the scene to try to clear this.
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no lanes are closed now as they try to upright the truck we imagine there may be lane closures in the next several minutes. chris larson is in the first alert traffic center, more details on alternates as well. well. >> chris: the accident past union grove and harmony, exit 65 to the north there. all lanes are now open but they will be working to clear that scene over the next couple hours. if you find delays, 901, houstonville road, 421 back on the interstate. if you need to work around the accident scene. looking at i-77 from the trade street perspective, most of our major interstates continuing to run fairly smoothly, but we're seeing the volume delays building now on i-77 northbound, also on the independence expressway in toward center city. this is south tryon, billy
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off i-77. that is check of traffic, now first alert forecast with meteorologist al conklin. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> al: chris, the sun will be up in a couple minutes, getting the brighter sky looking off toward the east. stallings from scott clark's toyota, a brighter sky and no issues with fog in this area, however, fog is a big issue up across the foothills, i-40 corridor, zero visibility morganton, hickory, statesville, use caution until 10:00 this morning, we have a dense fog advisory for that entire area. also temperatures close to freezing up here so there may be icy patches, do use caution. no ice here in charlotte, we're at 39 degrees, headed for 55 this afternoon. should be a nice one but again looking at mostly sunny skies. going ahead, temperatures back in the mid 50s the next couple days, well in the 60s over the weekend. >> christine: kristen miranda back with the three big stories we need to watch.
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talker, apple will fight a judge's ruling to break the encryption of the phone to be one of the san bernardino shooters, this is a hot topic. 30,000 people will gather in el paso, texas, watch the pope hold a very large outdoor mass over the border in mexico. california will get a break from the record breaking heat they have been living with. they will get a breeze after three days of higher than normal winter temperatures around 90 degrees. >> christine: thank you, kristen. finally before we sign off, a group of virginia's liberty university is well-known for their dunks. >> john: soar dunk practicing when things took a turn. >> kristen: the last shattered the backboard, watch. >> christine: oh! ha ha ha. wow. >> john: the force of the dunk. we hope you switch to bounce tv,
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bounce tv, see you captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, february 17th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a judge orders apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of a san bernardino killer. ceo tim cook fired back overnight saying he will resist. president obama predict donald trump will not be the next president. the billionaire takes it as a compliment. and can we trust driverless cars to make moral and life saving decisions? peter greenberg goes for a ride
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we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> president obama takes a swing at donald trump. >> for him to say that is a great compliment. you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> he doesn't stop talking. it's not what he says but the fact he says it louder and louder and louder! rah rah rah! >> apple will find a land dog mark court order to help the fbi hack into a iphone left by one of the san bernardino shooters. president obama fired back at senate republicans who say they won't even consider his nominee. >> the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen. >> severe thunderstorms swept across south florida. tornadoes touched down. crushed cars, damaged buildings, and toppled trees. >> like a freight train coming through. >> people trying to get a little too close to pope france during

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