Bitter Cold Continues

Good morning to you on this Wednesday, 3 January 2018, from the WBTV News morning team.  John Carter reporting to you this morning.  I hope you’ll join us for WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for the area’s best, most complete, and accurate morning newscast.

Another bitter cold start to your day today…we have school delays…and a closure here in Mecklenburg County.  We’ll have complete details…and meteorologist Al Conklin is tracking the forecast for you. 

We have power outage issues in the area.  There’s quite a load on the Duke Energy system in this cold weather.

Water main breaks have led to crews closing several roads in our area.  We’re checking right now to get the latest details on those closures.

Several shelters are open for those seeking warmth from the cold.

We’ll also go LIVE to Charleston as the Carolina coast is bracing for a winter storm system that’s expected to dump snow in that area.  The storm is sweeping up the east coast.

A number of airlines are issuing travel waivers because of the cold weather.

The deputy killed in an ambush-style shooting in Colorado was from our area.  We’ll have more on Zackari Parrish.

South Korea says it has begun preliminary contacts with North Korea on a reopened cross-border communication system.

The Carolina Panthers are working hard as they prepare for their upcoming playoff game this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.  We’ll show you what they’re doing to get ready.

We’ll have breaking news…and news just in…as we monitor multiple news sources throughout the newscast in the Alert Center this morning.

Chris Larson is monitoring the roads situation around Charlotte and will have plenty of details for you from the First Alert Traffic Center.

All that and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV.  Hope to see you then!