Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -
A blast of winter weather is moving into East Texas, and looks to give way to some slippery roads and maybe even a few power outages. Parts of East Texas are now under a Winter Weather Advisory.
A strong upper level low is moving towards East Texas, bringing with it moisture and cool air. That is spelling what would be a tough Monday morning for commuters in East Texas. The air mass after sunset has begun to cool and it will continue to do so. It will be cold enough to support some frozen precipitation. This includes both sleet and freezing rain. This will continue into Monday morning.
The difference between whether or not sleet or freezing rain falls is a small difference in surface temperatures and temperatures just above the surface. Sleet occurs when precipitation re-freezes just above the surface of the earth while freezing rain occurs when rain freezes upon contact of the earths surface or elevated structures. Most of us in East Texas look to see sleet later Sunday into Monday morning, but some cold rain could also be mixed in with that along with freezing rain.
Because of this threat, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Kaufman, Hunt, Van Zandt, Rains, Hopkins, Delta and Henderson counties until noon Monday. Also for Smith, Gregg, Wood, Upshur, Morris, Titus, Camp, Cass, Morris, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Marion and Harrison counties from 4am Monday until noon Monday.
The main threat with this story system is ice accumulating on elevated surfaces, such as overpasses and power lines. According to Larry Krantz with TxDOT, crews will be standing by at 6pm Sunday to head out to treat and sand area roadways that are affected by the weather. Krantz tells us that crews will focus on treating elevated roadways in the area.
As this system continues to move over East Texas, we will be tracking and updating the situation minute by minute. Remember you can track the precipitation from your desktop computer by clicking here. Also if you have not already done so, we encourage you to download the KLTV 7 News and Weather App's for all the latest information including school closings. Also LIKE our facebook and twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest information.
We will have the latest and most up to date information on East Texas News at 10 and again on Good Morning East Texas.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>