A TxDOT truck being filled with sand Monday morning.
Good afternoon, and welcome to a new, and still cold, week!
Here are a few stories we think you'll want to check out this afternoon:
1. Winter weather advisories will be in effect for the central and eastern portions of East Texas beginning at midnight tonight and continuing until 6:00am on Wednesday. The Counties are... Franklin, Titus, Morris, Cass, Camp, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Harrison, Gregg, Smith, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Shelby and Nacogdoches. Make sure to join Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto this afternoon at 4, 5 and 6 for the very latest on the potentially icy weather.
2. We'll also have school closures on our site, and will be continually updating them as schools call in to let us know which ones are beginning early or which ones will be canceling classes altogether. You'll see that information scrolling across the bottom of the television screen during our newscasts, and you'll also see it on our website at this link.
4. A spokesman for the Gregg County Sheriff's Office said an elder with the Church of Wells was arrested on misdemeanor criminal trespass and resisting arrest charges in connection to a Jan. 31 incident in which he allegedly caused a disturbance at Sabine High School. Details here.
7. The USDA sent out tips today to help folks whose power goes out during upcoming weather events preserve their frozen foods as long as possible and avoid foodborne illness. Click here to see the list of tips. This is important for all of us, as we all spend many hard-earned dollars on groceries!