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into the city near pleasantburg is blocked because of that fatal wreck... and it's slow going heading out of the city because of the hazardous driving conditions. 3 and a live look in henderson county--just off i-26 in flat rock...where ice has also built up on the roads.right now north carolina remains under a winter storm warning. 3 so far we know greenville county schools will start on a two hour delay--and they could have an update at seven a-m... 3 we have other closings and delays running at the bottom of your screen at this time-- we also have a full list at
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com.and of course chief meteorologist kendra kent is standing by with more on this forecast--and what to expect as you head out the door tommorrow--kendra? 3 freezing rain and fog will continue for the upstate along the 86 corridor and mountains through midnight. heavy rain will push in late night, bringing with is warmer temperatures. it should be above freezing in most areas by late tonight, leading to a soggy morning commute. be sure to check out www.foxcarolina .com/weather for more on the
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3 and don't forget to wake up with thee morning news--
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going on air an hour earlier.. meteorologist nicole papay will have a check of the forecast and traffic reporter chris scott will have the latest road conditions on your way to work.remember from 4 to 9 a-m 3 back to you. 3 we've got delays to talk about as well -greenville county schools will be on a two hour delay...but the school says to check back in at 7 a-m for a possible update--of course we will have that for you live on thee morning news. news.in the mountains...madis on and mcdowell county schools will also be starting two hours latemitchell and yancey county schools will be on a three hour delay.remember for the latest updates - just head to fox carolina dot com.
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3 one person is dead, a second person is hurt along with a greenville police officer following a crash tonight- it happened along north pleasantburg near villa road- 3 and we know 385 heading into downtown is also shut down at this hour - -and fox carolina's rebecca has been following this crash tonight--she joins us live from the scene--rebecca? 3 the greenville county coroner's office was called to a fatal crash on monday evening.the coroner said he was called to a crash on villa road near the fairway club apartments just after 7:30 p.m. on 2-15-16 a gpd officer responded to an accident on north pleasantburg and villa road. while the officer was working the accident investigation another vehicle struck the police cruiser and two people involved in the original accident. one person was declared deceased on scene by ems and the other transported to the hospital with serious injuries. our gpd
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by ems for the injuries 3 sustained. 3 3 3 3 "there was officers probably 15 of them.. looking down trying to find. it seems to be they found a third person.. and i know one you could see the sheet immediately." 3 diana and cody back to you.
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3 3 3 ice is everywhere tonight - highway patrol reporting over a hundred wrecks across greenville and spartanburg counties--including this one at the intersection of haywood and pelham roads.again officials are asking you to
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3 and here's a look on laurens road...where there were two major accidents near the millenium gas station--you can see icey roads caused one car to flip over. 3 and troopers 3 were also working a pile up in laurens county...on i-385 north at mile marker 22... around 6:30.highway patrol says one of their trooper's car was hit while working the multi-car crash.the trooper is ok but the crash remains under investigation. 3 and emergency officials are cautioning drivers to go slow-- especially as ice begins to settle on bridges and back roads.this is a look at the bridge at academy and 385, it's closed along with the bridge at highway 291.we're also learning in mauldin... main street from laurens road
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this hour.until sand trucks arrive - these will remain closed, and greenville police say they will continue to close bridges if conditions remain icy. 3 the roads are nothing to mess around with tonight. drivers continue to hit black ice and some taking out other drivers. 3 fox carolina's shale remien has been in contact with law enforcement all day. she's live outside of interstate 85 3 diana and cody -you said it perfectly, the roads are no joking matter tonight. law enforcement saying it is crucial for drivers to stay off the road at all costs. just behind me on i- 85, drivers are taking it slow and putting their hazard lights on. law enforcement told me they have about (70) pending accident calls just within the hour. 3 chief crowe from travelers
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has seen at least 5 overturned vehicle accidents inin few hours. law enforcement has since shut krieger driri due to several car collisions and south park street is not passable.accidents are happening faster than crews can make it to the scene. one driver who was in a collision earlier today says it scary and happens out of nowhere. 3 3 "i would highly recommend staying off the roads and they're putting out these advisories for a reason and i didn't even see it, nobody saw it and there was no warning, it just appeared out of nowhere." 3 chief crows says the huge problem spots for drivers are bridges. he says drivers speed and then slam on their breaks, taking out other cars with them. i was at the department of transportation tonight and they were barely any trucks on scene because they are all out tonight, trying to take care of the roads for drivers. 3 with all this ice, they certianly have a challening night ahead. we checked in
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crashes within the upstate tonight. reporting live shale remien, fox carolina, news tonight. 3 you're taking a live look in henderson county at this hour-- we know north carolina highway patrol troopers are warning drivers to slow down - a winter storm warning remains in effect for most of the northern mountains.today we caught up with d-o-t officials about what areas drivers should watch out for. 3 3 3 "bridges are going to be tricky for quite a while. and secondary roads will be, so you need to pay closer attention to those areas. areas. 3 but again here's one last look at this hour-- 3 and most parents are wondering about school closings tomorrow--we know greenville county is on a two hour delay..no word on any other
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yet.there are some big decisions that administrators face when the weather turnsand that includes:do we cancel classes? classes?3 fox carolina's sarah danik is finding out how school districts make that decision. she's live in spartanburg county along interstate 85 for us tonight. 3 yea- this is a decision that school leaders don't take lightly.and for good reason ....take a look at i-85-you can see traffic moving along. but if you must go out take it slow.we have been on the roads tonight and some are going too fast for t t conditions.black ice can from fast with temperatures below freezing. this is a tough situation for
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3 that's because when weather like this hits they have to decide whether to cancel classes.i stopped by spartanburg county district 4 today and talked to superintendent rallie liston . he tells me it's a huge decision each and every time because children's safety is at risk.so he goes out in his own and drives around his district himself to see what the roads are like before making the call.and he also relies on the 6 other spartanburg school districts. in fact - the superintendents at all the schoolsstay in touch about how the 3 roads are . 3 3 3 3 we talked about it - every district checked with their folks and we collaborate with each other we get out ride teh roads look at teh latest technology and share with each other - and try to make the best for all involved 3 at this point dr liston says he is monitoring the conditions - and there are no delays or cancellations - but
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let you know. alo keep an eye for updates on any closings or delays on fox carolina. com 3 and again we want to give you a live look at i-85 i-85live in spartanburg co tonight 3 it's been one year since an while working the scene of a crash during winter weather... speaking out for the first time since it all happened.and tonight she has a message for drivers who are out in these slick weather conditions. 3 and here's another live look in greenville county--on 385... where we'll continue to monitor those road conditions and what you need to know as you head out the door in the morning--
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3 we're following breaking news out of greenville- 3 that's where the coroner confirms he is responding to *another deadly wreck in the city. city.the coroner says a woman
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near sandy springs road around 9:30 tonight.he tells us she collided with a tow truck.the tow truck driver was taken to the hospital - no word on injuries.both vehicles were in motion when they collided, nobody was parked. 3 this is the second fatal wreck in the city of greenville tonight.this evening a person was knocked off of 385 onto villa road after they had wrecked on ice along 385.that wreck still have 385 going into downtown greenville blocked.the accident happened just before the pleasantburg exit. 3 chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us now with a look
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3 freezing rain and fog will continue for the upstate along the 86 corridor and mountains through midnight. heavy rain will push in late night, bringing with is warmer temperatures. it shood be above freezing in most areas by late tonight, leading to a soggy morning commute. roads will be wet but not icy to start tuesday. rain will become heavy into monday night.expect around an inch of rain overnight, with locally higher amounts. we might even hear some thunder south of i85. any ice issues should be washed away by heavy rainfall.tuesday will bring clearing skies, but the mountains will see some wrap around snow near the tennessee border through late tuesday. by wednesday through friday a
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our areafreezing rain and fog will continue for the upstate along the 86 corridor and mountains through midnight. heavy rain will push in late night, bringing with is warmer temperatures. it should be above freezing in most areas by late tonight, leading to a soggy morning commute. roads will be wet but not icy to start tuesday. rain will become heavy into monday night. expect around an inch of rain overnight, with locally highgh amounts. we might even hear some thunder south of i85. any ice issues should be washed away by heavy rainfall.tuesday will bring earing skies, but the mountains will see some wrap around snow near the tennessee border through late tuesday. by wednesday through friday a big warm-up is in store for
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3 only on fox... 3 the wife of an upstate firefighter killed while working at the scene of an accident in winter weather one year ago today... is speaking out for the first time. time.fox carolina's adrian acosta says she has a message for anyone driving in tonight's dangerous conditions. 3 3 3 3 3 that's right cody and dianaa&sheryl stanton says
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of fireman, police, and ems out working accidents in today's bad weathera&and she knows there will be those that drive wrecklessly around them. "in an instant because someone chose to drive drunk, my husband was killed."its been one year since sheryl stanton lost the love of her lifea&sandy springs firefighter ken stanton. stanton. 3 "kenny was a great, great person, he smiled all the timea&im not just saying that because he's my husbanda&.he just woke up happy"and sheryl stanton says her husband was especially happy when called to duty at the department where he volunteered."station 26 tones went off he grabbed his gear, kissed my 3 times, always 3 times, ran out the door and said love you see you in a little bit."but that call last february would be ken stanton's last."the doctor said he did everything he could but he was gonea&." troopers say stanton was hit
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accident scenethe driver later fled the scene according to troopers but was later identified as charles pickens. pickens is currently out on bond on a number of charges including felony dui with death."slow down and be aware..these people out there are volunteers, they arent getting paid for this they are doing it because they love it" stanton says as bad weather moves in she knows there will be others like her husband in harms wayand there will be drivers that don't follow the state's slow down and move over law put in place to protect thembut she hopes by sharing her storya&.she can raise awarnessa&and maybe save a life."too many people are getting killed, because people are driving drunk, or drive too fast, and just not staying home when they should" in travelers rest adrian acosta foxcarolina news tonight 3 on a lighter note--we have plenty to get to in sports...
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starts the nascar season this weekend here on fox carolina... and there's a new star ready to throw his name in the mix... 3 chase elliott, your pole sitter down in daytona... huge shoes to fill as he takes over for jeff gordon... we'll check in with chase straight ahead... ahead...plus a ton of basketball to get to... the tigers and gamecocks with the night off... while the gamecock women take on perenial powerhouse tennessee... hoops highlights and more, straight ahead in sports... 3 3 3 3 3
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3 just six days till the sprint cup season... hey there, i'm ac.. starting the season with the legendary daytona 500... and while the car starting at the pole position will be the same as last year...the driver of the number 24 chevrolet isn't four-time champion jeff gordon...its a sprint cup rookie...chase elliott elliottelliott not only won the pole for the great american race ...but he raced into the record books as well. at 20 years old...elliott's the youngest daytona 500 pole- sitter in history...but succeeding racing royalty won't be easy...the number 24 carries a lot of weight in the nascar world. but elliott says the only expecations he's worried about are his own... 3 "i think the pressure and the expectation the only bit of that that's important is that that you put upon yourself. and for us as a race team we want to do a good job. everybody's entitled to their opinion and that's great but we want to focus on ourselves and focus on our own expectations and not worry about the rest. "
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from the daytona 500 sunday at one... right here on fox carolina... shannon sommerville's got more with chase later this week.. 3 to the hardwood... where high school basketball playoffs tip off this week... greenville county moving it's games till tomorrow due to issues with all the winter weather... we'll stay on top of who's playing when and where at fox-carolina-dot-com... dot-com...college hoops action now... mike young and the terriers meanwhile on the road at north carolina greensboro... - wofford on from long range again early on... fletcher magee... we know he can shoot the rock... then jaylen allen... the wing... how about the other wing? trey's true... -late first... alley oop to high-flying justin gordon... terriers up eight at the break...-but unc-greensboro with a hot 2nd-half start.. 11-2 out the gate and they never looked back backoutscoring wofford by 12 in the 2nd frame... terriers can't make enough of a run late... they fall by four... 65-61... 3 the gamecocks meanwhile hope to rebound from their blowout loss to kentucky over the weekend... snapped a 13-game
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colonial life arena... now frank martin and company head to mizzou tommorow night... a team they beat by nine last month.. this go-round becomes a bigger s-e-c showdown for s-c as they creep closer to tourney time... 3 "road games, league play in late february. so we've got to be ready for that one. and go out there and play better than we played this past saturday. any time you have a rematch both teams are more familiar with each other. so then it becomes not so much and x's and o's, but a desire, a discipline of wills to see who's going to be able to execute a little bit better." 3 dawn staley and the women's team on the road at top-25 tennessee... a chance to lock up the sec...-gamecocks off to a slow start... a'ja wilson keeping them afloat... the jumper, and-one... then the layin at the end of the first... -2q... diamond deshields... former tar heel... remember she picked the vols over s-c when she transferred... three of her 21 right there...-gamecocks down
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mitchell getting into the act... 3-ball knots it up.... -wilson just continuing to be unstoppable... beasting her way to a game-high 25 points... she went 9-11 from the line too... too...carolina back in the win column 62-56 over tennessee... they claim their third straight s-e-c regular season championship... pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance. flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. complete allergy relief or incomplete. let your eyes decide.
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last look at your forecast 3 and chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us with a final
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kendra what can people expect on the roads in the morning? morning?freezing rain and fog will continue for the upstate along the 86 corridor and mountains through midnight. heavy rain will push in late night, bringing with is warmer temperatures. it should be above freezing in most areas by late tonight, leading to a soggy morning commute. roads will be wet but not icy to start tuesday. rain will become heavy into monday night. expect around an inch of rain locally higher amounts. we might even hear some thunder ice issues should
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rainfa men. (chelsea coughing) (chelsea honking nose) chelsea? (congested): yeah? you okay? i think i'm coming down with a cold. (nose honking) that doesn't sound like a cold,
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do i feel hot to you? let me see. stop it. you're supposed to feel my head. yeah, but those babies are my frame of reference. (coughing) maybe i should go home. well, if you think that's the right thing to do. charlie, it's the middle of the night and i'm sick. i'm not going home. i was testing you! yeah, well, i knew that and i was testing you. i think we both did very well. tell you what, you get a good night's sleep. i'm sure you'll feel better in the morning. where are you going? i'm gonna go crash on the couch, let you have the whole bed to yourself. you know, when dogs are sick, they hide till they feel better. probably why they're man's best friend. could you please stay?

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