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we have team coverage this morning of the winter storm that's impacting most of the east coast and parts of our area. let's start with meterologist von gaskin with the latest conditions in the midlands. ice on bridges has caused the closure of two interstates in the midlands. interstata 26 is temporarily
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interstates in the midlands. interstate 26 is temporarily closed both ways in orangeburg county. the roadway is closed at the 145 mile marker and 149 mile marker due to ice on bridges, according to the south carolina highway patrol. i-95 southbound over lake marion is also closed because of ice. drivers are asked to avoid those areas. sc dot trucks are salting and brining the affected areas. places that saw snow yesterday in the midlands are continuing to see it t this morning. the town of whitmire got a fresh coating just within
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that's where we find our mike desumma. he joins us live now with more. - snow has been falling on and off the last few hours - this comes after the area saw snow yesterday - newberry county sheriffs office says several cars went off the road last night due to slick conditions - drivers are urged to take it slow -- especially on bridges and overpasses - county crews are continuing to watch the weather and treat roads accordingly as we continue our winter storm coverage this
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our caroline patrickis is live in lexington with our caroline patrickis is live in lexington with more on our current conditions caroline what are you seeing this morning? allie things have been pretty calm here this morning in lexington. but as you can see there is a little dusting of snow on these cars we're live in downtown lexington this morning. flurries started coming down around 5 am this morning. take a look at some video from early this morning. you see that light dusting of snow that accumulated overnight.
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build a snowman with but none the less, it is the midlands first sight of snow in this winter storm. on the commute over here, things were flowing pretty smoothly again a light dusting of snow in some parts of i- 26, but nothing to worry about. traffic was flowing at a normal pace on this saturday morning. so thihigs seem to be ok for us closed. all sat testing scheduled for today is rescheduled for february 20th. if you're planning to head out
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riverbanks zoo they are on a two hour delay. to get all the closings go to wistv-dot-com. stay on top of the weather by downloading the wis weatherapp. it's free; just search wis in your app store. the city of columbia is prepared for whatever weather is ahead this weekend. public works department officials anticipate the temperatures will not be cold enough to freeze water on the roadways, but officials are closely watching the bridges. they have salt and brine trucks ready to roll and four drivers prepared to do temperature checks depending on the weather conditions. "we have four completely loaded with salt and sand right now and i have one on the yard that's empty, but we can load within a matter of five minutes and be ready to go." experts suggest parking on the street instead of
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for ice to form. and don't forget to use salt and sand on walkways. if you have to drive in the ice or snow here's some tips to help keep you safe. don't follow vehicles too clososy. don't use cruise control. keep in mind ramps, bridges and overpasses will freeze before roadways. make sure to pack window scrapers, or other things you might need if you get stuck. before hitting the road, fill up your gas tank and pay attention to the weather forecast. meanwhile other cities across the east coast are seeing way more snow overnight and into this morning. this was the scene in raleigh, north carolina. the combination of snow and ice brbrught down trees. clean-up crews spent the morning cleaning up the mess. the state's capitol got hit this is the scene this morning as driver make their way throughghhe city. d-c officials say residents should have enough
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days. they also warned that snow plows may not clear some city streets until tomorrow. most of washington's top tourist attractions, including the smithsonian museums and the national zoo, are closed all weekend due to the snow. the national mall was shut down to the public yesterday. thousands of drivers are completely stranded on a remote and icy stretch of a kentucky highway. officials say there were so many crashes on interstate 75 in rockcastle county, they had to shut it down. no one was seriously hurt. but drivers who are out there now are unable to move in any direction. crews are working to remove several tractor- trailers that got stranded in the mess. it's unclear when the highway could reopen. officials have set up at least two shelters for stranded travelers in that area. this was the scene in baltimore, maryland. sand and salt trucks made their last minute
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to fall. they're urging drivers to stay indoors and off the roads. forecasters are predicting more than three feet of snow to blanket baltimore and its surrounding counties... and up to 50 mile-per-hour wind gusts. the heavy snowfall is expected to last until tomorrow. as of right now 223 flights in and out of charlotte have been cancelled. there are also many cancellations in other places experiencing winter storms. many of the major airlines will allow you to change your flight without a fee or penalty. there are restrictions, so check with the airline before you make any changes to your flight. you're not the only one dealing with this winter weather -- so are your pets. here are some ways to keep them safe. wash and dry your pet's paws when you get back in from walks. salt and ice could cause redness and irritation. also -- your pets exert more energy when it gets cold... so it wouldn't hurt to feed
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and -- limit the time outside. if it's too cold for you.. it's probably too cold for your pet. overnight we learned the suspect in a columbia armed robbery is dead -- after columbia police responded to a call of shots fired at the next up barber and beauty shop. just before 7 o'clock last night, witnesses told police, two armed suspects wearing masks came in the shop demanding money. people in the barbershop ended up firing at the suspects. several people were there at the time, including children. cpd has confirmed one of the suspect's weapons was stolen from a south columbia home back in 2012. police are still searching for the second suspect and... are asking anyone with information to call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc. coming up, the cold weather and rain could mean ice. which could also leave some people in the dark. what you need to know? next.
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pressure that has been driving this winter storm will track off the east coast this weekend. saturday morning expect a few light snow showers in the midlands which could accumulate to a dusting in spots, we do not expect any
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the upper level area of low pressure that has been driving this winter storm will track off the east coast this saturday morning expect a few light snow showers in the midlands which could accumulate to a dusting in spots, we do not expect any accumulation on the roads. expect partial clearing saturday afternoon with highs near 40. sunday will be mostly sunny and warmer with
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the upper level area of low pressure that has been driving this winter storm will track off the east coast this weekend. saturday morning expect a few light snow showers in the midlands which couldd accumulateteo a dusting in spots, we do not expect any
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roads. expect partial clearing saturday afternoon with highs near 40. sunday will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs near 50 degrees. will track off the east coaoa this weekend. saturday morning expect a few
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the midlands which could accumulate to a dusting in spots, we do not expect any accumulation on the roads. expect partial clearing saturday afternoon with highs near 40. sunday will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs near 50 degrees. 85 million americans are waking up in the path of a potentially devastating winter storm this morning. we have the details in a live reporor coming up.
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one concern with ice is power outages and lines going down. david whisenant from our sister station in
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getting ready. it happened to donna stringfield two years ago. sot "we heard a big explosion, our power went out." cart this is how it looked then, and how it could look within the next 24 hours. sot 4:41 "the one thing that we're really concerned about in this event is the potential for significance of total ice accumulation." cart frank t tmason is the ems director for rowan county, and like many others he the governor talk about the state's preps for the storm. his best advice? be ready before the first flake falls. sot 6:52 "check those preparedness kits, stand up "this is a pre-packaged i i t it a few years ago and keep it at my house. it's got some really good things in it like a good pair of work gloves, batteries, an am- fm
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be able to use if you were to lose power." cart and that is likely if there is a quarter of an inch or more of power companies have been getting ready for this storm for at least two days. it's also a good idea now to check and see where your if you lose your heat. officials also say never bring a house and don't go near powerlines that have fallen. with a little preperation you should be able to weather this freeze, and look forward to better days... in salisbury dw, wbtv, oys. this is why it's best to be indoors during a lightning storm--that was lightning...caught on a texas school security camera. it struck the tree as a storm front moved through the city of tyler on thursday. luckily, no one was hurt. birthday board
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good saturday morning, thanks for staying with us. i'm allie spillyards. looking live over downtown columbia right now . let's get a check of your first
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on roadways just in the last few hours. our mike desumma is in whitmire to bring us up to speed with more. hey mike! - snow has been falling on and off the last few hours - this comes after the area saw snow yesterday - newberry county sheriffs office says several cars went off the road last night due to slick conditions - drivers are urged to take it
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bridges and overpasses - county crews are continuing to watch the weather and treat roads accordingly ''be very careful if you have to go out but i would not drive if you don't need to. i enjoy seeing it... i don't like to travel it in but sometimes you have to and you just have to be careful.'' allie things have been pretty calm here this morning in
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but as you can see there is a little dusting of snow on these cars we're live in downtown lexington this morning. flurries started coming down around 5 am this morning. take a look at some video from early this morning. you see that light dusting of snow that accumulated overnight. of course it's nothing you can build a snowman with but none the less, it is the midlands first sight of snow in this winter storm. on the commute over here, things were flowing pretty smoothly again a light dusting of snow in some parts of i- 26, but nothing to worry about. traffic was flowing at a normal pace on this saturday morning. so things seem to be ok for us here in the midlands. for now live in lexington thanks for sending in all of
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use the hashtag #snowis10 to send some in! this cute picture is of a mini snowman in irmo from sam the wise on twitter! this is a picture from michal hope brandon on twitter. here is a picture from jefferson, south carolina from avis s. on twitter. our director ben burriss sent us this photo from saluda. here is a picture showing the snowy conditions in orangeburg from our own von gaskin. danielle morrow sent us this picture through facebook of a light dusting of snow in redbank. jessica hodge summerlin sent us this picture of snow in clarendon county this morning. this is a picture of snow covering a car this morning from jayne dawson on facebook.
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these pictures of a light dusting of snow in richland county. in south carolina -- extra road crews are on standby-- ready with salt spreaders and snow plows if snow or ice piles up. the s-c dot took advantage of the good weather yesterday brining roads and bridges. officials say-- extra troopers will be on the road as this storm moves in. with morning temperatures expected to be much colder today - you know what that means - a cold car! we all dread it. bundling up and heading out to get in the iceburg! so this morning, you'll want to give your car plenty of time to warm up. the absolute worst thing you can do for your car in cold weather like this is to hop in, start it up, and immediately hit the road. the systems in your car need to warm up. if they operate while too cold, you're putting a lot of strain on the car. as the engine builds up a little heat, that will allow the anti-freeze and other fluids to start flowing. and your car will run much
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mechanics recommend you warm the car up for at least 5 minutes before driving off. but, when you are warming up your car - make sure you stay in it! it''s against the law in south carolina law to l lve your car without being inside. the fine depends on the agency that writes the citation. it could cost you from 100 to 500 dollars. the fine depends on what agency writes the citation. police also warn that leaving your car engine idle is an open invitation for thieves. they say it takes less than 5 seconds for someone to open the car door and drive away. at this hour, w wked winter weather is impacting millions of people. the storm hit some of the south -- and has a bullseye on parts of the mid-atlantic and northeast. several deaths already being blamed on the weather -- which could rank the worst in nearly a century. scott mclean is in washington with the details the historic and crippling storm
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pounding much of the eastern the blizzard is expected to continue creating dangerous conditions through saturday night. its intensifying over north carolina, and could bring more than a foot of snow to new york city... and twice that for the nation's capital. at least eight people have died in weather- related accidents in kentucky, north carolina and virginia -- and about 85 million people are in the storm's path. baltimore, md " we need citizens to do their part we ask for the full cooperation of motorists and residents alike. in order to make us successful in clearing snow from city streets, citizens are strongly encouraged to remain indoors and to stay off the streets " and more than 130 thousand 10 states have declared states of emergency and a snow emergency in washington dc. in kentucky, the national guard has been rescuing motorists trapped in their vehicles on an icy interstate highway. some trapped for more than 12 hours. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some coastal areas, like this town in new jersey. "we've been through it before, we have stuff in
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part of everyday living." and the country's air traffic is at a virtual standstill -- with more than 76-hundred flights canceled this weekend. a good samaritan was shot and killed in catawba county, north carolina yesterday while trying to help a driver stranded on ice. several neighbors tried to help a man who's tires were spinning, and another man stopped his pickup to help too. they said the stranded driver was acting strangely before getting out of his car, pistol drawn. he then shot the good samaritan stopped to help several times, leaving him dead. police had to approach with armored vehicles and shields, but were finally able to arrest the man. police in canada are investigating a deadly shooting that left four people dead. it happened a school in la roche, saskatchewan last two others were hurt, before officers went to the school and arrested the suspected shooter. police are not saying anything
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victims for now. canadian prime minister justin trudeau called the nightmare". people in winnsboro are taking walmart's "going out of business" sale. the store will close at the end of the month. it's one of many walmart stores across the country that will shut its doors. the closures will affect 10,000 workers in the u.s. listen up mom! if you're planning on heading out today. you many want to know about a recall on a popular stroller. details next. break 5 from traffic jams to potholes, driving through the palmetto state is an
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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my travels over the holidays took me to several states. it was such a relief to get out of south carolina and into our neighboring states to see three-lane, pothole-free roads. even though it was the number one priority last session, our elected officials failed to pass legislation to fix the infrastructure problem. governor nikki haley made it clear during her state of the state address wednesday night that she is standing firm. haley sot: "i will not sign any piece of legislation that raises taxes not in year one, not in year five, not in year ten. i will not sign any piece of legislation that does not include real reform to the department of transportation the days of horse-trading south carolina roads have to end. and i will not buy into the idea
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taxes for our people." the governor's plan includes raising the gas tax by a dime, but lowering the state's tax rate significantly, using up to a billion dollars in new revenue already flowing into the state. in 2015, lawmakers argued the governor's plan wouldn't raise enough money. dueling plans in the general assembly called for gas tax hikes ranging from 10-12 cents. those plans also included increasing fees for driver's licenses and sales taxes on vehicles. in the end, nothing passed. haley sot: "pass legislation that cuts our taxes, reforms our flawed transportation system, and invests in our roads, and i will sign it. pass legislation that does not do all three of those things, and i will veto it. the choice is clear, and it's all yours." lawmakers, you're all back in columbia and it's
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the extraordinary floods of early october have hopefully taught you something about having a strong infrastructure. do not fail the state again. that's my take, what's yours? if you work at walmart, you could soon see some
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break 6 in consumer news, the company britax is recalling thousands of
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the recall involves britax b-ready strollers and b- ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. they were manufactured from april 1, 2010 through december 31, 2012. the foam padding on the arm bar can come off in fragments if a child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard. bar and contact britax for a free arm
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walmart says many of its u-s workers will be getting a pay raise next month. the retail giant says every walmart and sam's club employee hired before the start of the year will soon earn at least 10 dollars an hour. more than a million u-s workers will get the pay hike starting february 20th. amazon-dot-com says it will offer refunds to anyone who bought hoverboards on its website. the move comes amid growing concerns that the two-wheeled balance boards are not safety and fire hazard. the consumer product safety commission is investigating more than three dozen instances of hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames. despite the decision, amazon still sells hoverboards on its site. the c-d-c has expanded its list of countries they believe pregnant women should wait to visit. the c-d-c says pregnant women should postpone
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countries... including brazil... ecuador... mexico... and puerto rico because of the zika virus. 80-percent of individuals infected with zika have no symptoms.. but the virus can be dangerous to unborn babies. the c-d-c has more about the virus on its website-- c-d-c-dotgov... including the countries apart of its travel warning. a new research reveals a link between oral h-p-v ... and a risk of head and neck cancers. scientist studied nearly 97-thousand people who provided mouthwash samples -- they say the samples that contained oral h-p-v ... were more likely to develop cancers of the throat, tongue and tonsils ... than those without h-p-v. experts say collecting mouthwash samples could be a quick and cheap way to predict cancer risks coming up, we'll have more stories for you. plus a final look at your weekend weathe with von gaskin. stay with us.
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happening today, richland county flood victims wanting to give
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have one more chance to do so this afternoon. county officials are holding the last flood input meeting today at eastover park in eastover. that will be from noon until 2 pm. the meetings will be used to compile a report to help officials make future strategies preparations. looking ahead- the world beer festival in columbia is still going on as scheduled. the 8th annual event will be held at the columbia metropolitan convention today. the beer list includes more than 20 south carolina breweries as well as regional, national and international breweries. new to the festival this year is
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hard root beers and sodas. the festival runs from noon to 4pm and then 6 to 10. also on tonight night- the orangeburg consolidated district five education foundation is hosting the first dancing with the orangeburg stars event. the fundraiser will support orangeburg schools and the mission of the educational foundation. local celebrities include sheriff leroy ravenell and his wife angela, orangeburg city councilwoman liz keitt and dr. john ross. our own mary king, len kiese will serve as judges and von gaskin will emcee the event. freezing rain advisory extended until 2pm for newberry, fairfield, kershaw and lee freezing line continues to sneak into southward into richland, clarendon and sumter counties, as a cold wedge of air continues to move
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at the surface. the number of showers will start to decrease into
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the possibility of the sun is coming out so let's go find a new adventure you canome along with me and be there always by my side hello! it's a brand new day (hey!) buenos dias mundo! come on, come along and play! (hey!) here in nina's world
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