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an update barbara: "eyewitness news" in first alert mode a winter storm bringing a little bit of everything from snow to freezing rain. john: we have live team coverage from around the area and latest school closings and delays. barbara: good morning, carolina, welcome on monday february 15, presidents day 5:30 and 25 degrees. i'm barbara gibbs. john: i'm john clark. we will check in with meteorologist don schwenneker for the latest in a moment but first we want to bring you up-to-the-minute on school closings. wake county, durham public, chapel hill carrboro schools closed. barbara: orange, edgecombe. franklin, granville. mecklinburg, person, vance and warren county schools closed. john: two lower delays for chatham. clinton city, halifax, harnett, hoke, johnston, lee, moore, robinson, wayne and wilson. you can find a complete list of
and the ling is on the home -- the link is on the home page. barbara: we go to meteorologist don schwenneker. don: good morning to you. we are seeing the winter weather advisories and warnings extended. a look at what we have going on. winter storm warning in effect until 7:00 a.m. for person, orange and alamance counties. the pink ones then a winter weather advisory from wake north through 7:00 p.m. tonight because it will take a while for warmer air to get her. 1:00 p.m. for the southern counties. live look at first alert doppler xp and you can see the precipitation just starting to kind of work its way into the sand hills. kind of building down here and lifting north and east this boundary running through us at the moment. northern wake county up to the north is where we see the heavier pockets of snow, sleet an freeze inging -- and freezing. 21 roxboro, 25 wilson, 28
fayetteville and 27 in sanford. looking at the day ahead, the temperatures climb from the 20's to the upper 20's. wintry mix in the triangle. in the sand hills all rain by lunchtime. in the afternoon 38 degrees with rain in the triangle and changing to rain. it will be all rain in fayetteville. we will talk more about the wintry mix moving out and what is next but now away tack traffic with amber rupinta. amber: getting busy now and we have cancellations and it is presidents day but anybody who is heading out this morning might be surprised to find some slick spots. they can come up on you very quickly. 440 and lassiter mill an accident off the median. watch for an accident there. we go live to 440 and 495 and it looks like from what we have been seeing with our cameras there might be a slick spot around the bend. you see a car to the side. a lot of folks through there
and putting on flashers. looks like they are letting folks know this can be slick. that is southbound at 440 eastbound. live into fayetteville it sis starting to see a little precipitation at ramsey street. watch for an accident on glenwood avenue at 540 but, john and barbara, you see the line where we can see the snow and white and ice and pink. barbara: amber, thank you. john: while some are waiting on the winter weather snow is on the ground in roxboro. barbara: person county one of two counties in our viewing area under a winter storm warning. breaking news one in roxboro where nearly two inches fell before tapering off around midnight. now you see more snow is falling and it is expected throughout the morning that. is why schools are closed in person county. john: we will see what is happening in the triangle's large eggs county the barbara: wake county public schools closed meaning no school buses out. gloria, how are the roads? good morning.
it is still -- good morning. last time we tacked we saw freezing -- we talked we saw freezing rain and now we have freezing rain with sleet. we are on 440 near falls of neuse and you can see wet roads this morning. d.o.t. has been preparing for a wintry mix and it sis more than 111 111,000 gallons of brine with wake and durham counties this weekend. we have been hearing about a lot of minor accidents in the last 10 to 15 minutes so we are heading out to see what is going on out there. we want to remind you as always be careful when are driving, drive extra slowly and we will have the latest from the roads in the next half hour. be sure to stay tuned. back to you in the studio. john: thank you. barbara: from wake we go west to orange county. john: anthony wilson has been driving around there and bring
are seeing, known. -- seeing, anthony. anthony: we are about to go on highway 86. we are coming off interstate 85 and the roadsen -- the roads are pretty clear. it is hard to see because it is so dark. we have snow that is accumulating on the shoulders. that said, the rest of us we have 22 degrees, it could become dangerous and could freeze. that is the kind of thing you want to avoid. that is why we are asking people not to drive if they don't have to. as we drive into hillsborough, you can see that snow and grassy surfaces surfaces. if you have cars you can see it on the windshield. what we have now the windshield wipers are moving faster. they were on intermittent earlier. but it is wet, potentially slick.
don't do t. we will let you know what is happening in orange county and durham county and wherever we are finding snow. stay with us for the latest and enjoy yourself at home. we are live in breaking news one in orange county. anthony wilson, abc 11 eyewitness news. john: now a look at some much your eyewitness photos. tim dickerson sent this of highway 49 south in roxboro. even throw it is dark you see snow covering the pavement. barbara: also we will look at there picture000. samantha stone of the snow accumulating in creedmoor. a blanket of white powder on her patio want an melody myers is excited about the snow. keep sending us photos with the abc11 hash tag. john: glad somebody is excited about it. we are pretty excited. 5:37. our coverage is just getting started. barbara: the governor's advice during the winter event. and meteorologist don
by tomorrow 20 to 30 degrees don: welcome back. weather and traffic together. a lot of folks sending pictures. i got these on my facebook. this is tim. street covered and snowing slightly at 4:20 this morning. let's talk about the drive in. you may see snow on the drive in. you may see sleet, freezing rain or wet roads. temperatures mid 20's. by 10:00 still in the 20's, just 27 degrees. current numbers from across the region 23 in be roanoke rapids and roxboro. 22 oxford. 24 chapel hill. 25 r.d.u.
28 southern pines. favorite and clinton near 30 and goldsboro just 24. looking at the day ahead, right now sleet and wintry mix being reported under cloudy skies. by lunchtime we will see the wintry mix still around and 29 degrees and possibly some freezing rain in the triangle. in the sand hills you should be above freezing and it should be rain at lunchtime. through the late day 34 and everybody seeing the change to rain. it will be more hit-or-miss showers this afternoon. better chance of heavy rain tonight into tomorrow. we will talk about that and warm-up in the seven-day but now it is traffic with a.m. many a. amber: since we checked last time it has gotten busy with accidents taking folks by surprise. because it is still pretty dark and there are some slick spots. this is one of them that we are seeing a lot of folks starting to hit their hazards and letting people know this is an area
we saw an accident here. 440 and 495 you see a car there with the hazards on because it is very slick and aware hearing some chat other than the scanners about there area. keep that in mind in wake county. glenwood avenue and 540 a report morning. you can see the line here of the snow and ice where it is white is where there is snow and pink is where you might encounter ice. it is a tricky start to this monday. don't be fooled into thinking it is just rain because it is frozen in many areas. 40 westbound an accident at n.c. 54 and u.s. 64, 264 shoulder closed at 440 and 440 at 64 a messy area. we will watch that situation around 495. heed the warnings on this monday with the wintry mix. john? john: thanks, amber.
statement saying that the state emergency response team is closely monitoring the weather and asking residents to pay tanks to the forecast and follow -- attention to the forecast and follow instruction from local officials. state troopers are out looking tporfor trouble spots. barbara: crews at the airport are working to keep the runways and taxiways clear. as of last night about a dozen departures were canceled. check your flight status before leaving. coming up at 6:00 we will talk with airport officials about their plans for keeping r.d.u. open and your trip on schedule. first alert weather app is your personal tool. download it and see the precipitation coming your aand you will be notified about watches or warnings should they develop. john: 5:43 and you are watching team coverage of the winter storm. barbara: coming up live picture from hillsborough and let's check this out. it looks a little wet and a
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barbara: welcome back. 5:45 and 25 degrees. the death of antonin scalia could impact the legal battle over north carolina's congressional map. federal judges ruled two voting districts unconstitutional claiming race played too big of a role in the creation. the state appealed that decision to be u.s. supreme court. scalia's death makes it less likely it will be heard.
preparing for that to happen. special hearings are scheduled today to get feedback on how new maps should look. a trip home for three teenagers in cumberland county turns into a cold and scary ordeal. they were stuck on a peninsula in a swam -- stampy area. a shortcut led to them being stranded. firefighters cut a path out as they could and threw ropes to them. all three are back on dry ground and they are doing ok. they are warming up of course. john: happy ending. let's check with meteorologist don schwenneker about our winter weather advisory and warnings. don: we have a little bit of everything. that winter storm warning has been extended for the northern counties through 7:00 tomorrow morning. that is because even with the changes to rain later today it could take a wheel -- while to eat away the snow up there. >> winter storm warning for
counties. that runs through 7:00 tomorrow morning. we will zoom out and look at the northern counties. northern counties understood a winter weather advisory. that is extended until 7:00 bottom tonight because it will take a while to melt ice that builds up. and southern counties you are still under the winter storm -- winter weather advisory through 1:00 this afternoon. we will show what you is going on with a live look at radar. first alert doppler xp, the most powerful radar in the carolinas, showing the heaviest mixed precipitation to the south. being see the mixed bag around clinton and fayetteville this morning. and we are seeing a little bit of sleet and freezing rain up in the northern counties. as you get up into roxboro, henderson around louisburg we have got all kinds of mixed precipitation and snow up there. a live look into joined raleigh and 25 degrees, dew point 18,
northeast wind at eight miles an hour. looking at r.d.u. we see the wet conditions out there. temperatures, everybody in the 20's this morning. 23 right now roxboro. 24 siler city. 28 in southe pines and almost 30 in fayetteville. 25 wilson, 28 smithfield and 25 goldsboro. the moisture is working up from the south but it is not really forming into anything falling until it gets right over our area. down here it is relatively dry. up north is where the heavier snow is and those bands are along the virginia border. showing us this. as we go through the day and in the afternoon, this is 8:00 this morning and we have mixed precipitation across the area and we are seeing it change over a little bit up north. by lunchtime, by 2:00 this afternoon, more rain through the i-95 corridor. still francona up in the
northern counties and tonight changing to all rain. this is the frontal boundary dropping through tomorrow. tomorrow morning we could see an i think of rainfall and could get a little thunder out of this. how much snow are we talking? northern counties could see one to three inches of snow, possibly up to four around the virginia border. wake county less than an inch of a wintry mix. could satisfyee, sleet or freezing rain. down south freezing rain changing to rain and that should eat away the ice. warm air will push north through the day and starting to eat away the totals. surface map shows the frontal boundary with the warmer air that will surge through today and change over any frozen precipitation back to rain. in raleigh cloudy and wintry mix this morning. by lunchtime we are up around 30 degrees and into the afternoon we will see rain around and winds picking up.
mix possible. 30's. 37 durham. smithfield. sand hills you are talking plainly rain. wintry mix changing to rain. 42 fayetteville. 38 sanford. 40 lillington. to the north we have change snow changing to winstonry mix. 35 in roxboro. tarboro mainly rain. tonight everybody sees rain working in as temperatures go up overnight. 42 tonight in raleigh. 44 fayetteville. 41 durham. the first alert seven-day forecast showing temperatures tomorrow back into the 50's. it will be 20 degrees warmer tomorrow and 58. rain for the first half of the day, sun breaks out tate in the day. wednesday, thursday, friday nothing but sunshine and temperatures typical for this part of february. on saturday into sunday a push warmer air. may see rain with that.
temperatures go mid 60's. this morning through lunch you will see ice building in spots so watch out for that. john: all right. barbara: good thing it is a holiday. john: still busy. amber: we are lit up with accidents. don: i heard one of our behind the scenes guy saying i stopped checking accidents in wake county. amber: you need to heed the warning. john: cathatham county schools closed. amber: we need to have them close. look at this live picture and you can see this is wade avenue around 440 and it is like a skating rink this overpass. there is obviously an accident. police on the scene. they have shut this down 440 westbound at wade avenue. we can probably take a second camera. they keep moving the camera but this day goes pretty far back. 440 westbound at wade a sheet of ice. this is 440 and lassiter mill
and very big delay. huge delays along 440 dealing with icy conditions. so, it really is no joke. we have seen accidents as well around 495 and we are seeing the ice is always tricky and it is dark so you may think it is rain but it is very slick. then glenwood avenue at 540 a report of appear accident there and you -- of an accident and you see the pink which is the icy areas and white is where it has snow mixed in. snore another accident chapel hill road and n. krfpltc. 54. to another accidents. if you want to get specific road conditions call 511. that is the d.o.t. number and pinpoint a road it find out what is going on. if you can stay in please do because it is icy and we are seeing a lot of accidents. john: thank you, appearing better. barbara: it is 5:53 and 25 degrees.
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john: welcome back. barbara: our nation's capital is bracing for a new round of weather. the district snow team is deployed which could bring one to four inches. more than 200 plows are ready to cover bridges, overpasses. it is only a few weeks removed from the historic blizzard which dumped feet of snow.
after this massive pile-up on a pennsylvania interstate. 64 vehicles involved in this. a chain reaction crash on i-78. drivers say it was nearly white out conditions. barbara: peyton manning is among the athletes cited in a lawsuit filed by a group of women. the details from our sister network espn. the group alleges the university of tennessee violated title ix regulations and created a holstile sexual environment through a pills of indifference toward assault by student athlhles. it references a 1996 incident involving manning and female athletic trainer. manning was never charged. john: 5:56 and winter storm moving in. barbara: live team coverage from around the area. we will show you conditions where you are and amber is telling us there are so many accidents we can not report them all. this is i-440 westbound at wade avenue. >> be sure to download the first alert weather app so you can keep track of the changing
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john: happening now we are in first alert mode feel. road conditions changing fast and commute very tricky as this winter weather sets in. our fleet of breaking news vehicles have out. barbara: slick roads leading to several incidents and i-440 westbound shut down right now at wade avenue. this is a live picture of the accident. amber is tracking a lot of accidents right now.
we will have an up date on the cancellations. good morning, carolina, welcome on monday february 15, 6:00 now and 24 degrees. i'm john clark. barbara: i'm barbara gibbs. thank you for joining us. we are in first alert mode with crews from the triangle to the sand hills and roxboro. john: some schools closed or late because of this weather. wake county, durham public, chapel hill carrboro closeded barbara: also orange chatham. edgecombe. franklin, tkwrapb develop. mecklinburg, person, vance and warren. john: two lower delay for clinton city, halifax, harnett, hoke, johnston, lee, moore, robinson, wayne and wilson county schools the we have a complete list on abc11.com on the home page. now weather and traffic together starting with meteorologist don schwenneker.