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Still some slick roads Thursday morning

Some roads are still slick from yesterday's winter storm. Some roads are still slick from yesterday's winter storm.
Built by Kenny Gaines in Dexter, Mo. while visiting his parents Jim and Ruth Gaines with his daughters Jada and Lily. The car can be entered from the driver side by the girls. Built by Kenny Gaines in Dexter, Mo. while visiting his parents Jim and Ruth Gaines with his daughters Jada and Lily. The car can be entered from the driver side by the girls.
G. Burkett in Tiptonville, Tennessee made this unicorn. (Source: cNews) G. Burkett in Tiptonville, Tennessee made this unicorn. (Source: cNews)
West Frankfort, IL (Source: Jamie Birchfield/cNews) West Frankfort, IL (Source: Jamie Birchfield/cNews)
Bernie, MO (Source: The Williams Family/cNews) Bernie, MO (Source: The Williams Family/cNews)

Good morning to you! If you're planning to head out today, take it slow! There are still some roads in the Heartland that are partly covered from the winter storm. Check out the posted road conditions online or call for a road conditions report before leaving home.

We have live team coverage for you this morning on the Breakfast Show of road conditions. Carly O'Keefe is in Marion, Illinois. Stephanie Byars is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Watch it on KFVS12 or kfvs12.com.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a late night wreck that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 last night in Johnson County. At least one person was airlifted from the scene.

It is Christmas break for most schools, but we do have a couple of places closed for the day. View them at www.kfvs12.com/schoolclosings. Have you signed up for our school closing text alerts? If not, be ready for the next big snow (whenever that may come) and sign up here.

I'm impressed with some of the snow artwork I've seen submitted to our station over the past couple of days. We have some very creative people in the Heartland. We received so many winter pictures from the storm, we created two slideshows! Check out Slideshow 1 and Slideshow 2. Upload your pictures to http://cnews.kfvs12.com. or email them to cnews@kfvs12.com. Be sure to include a description of where, who, and what!

Brian Alworth is following the weather for your weekend.

A few high school basketball tournaments that were postponed by the winter storm yesterday resume today.

That winter storm that hit the Heartland yesterday has pushed to the Northeast. It's blamed for six deaths across the nation.

Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each political party to let the year end without resolving a Jan. 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts that could rattle a recovering, but-still-fragile economy. President Barack Obama returns from Hawaii today to this increasingly familiar deadline showdown in the nation's capital, with even a stopgap solution now in doubt.

Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said yesterday.

This story is sure to make you smile! An Alabama grandfather received an amazing Christmas surprise that even the Notre Dame faithful would enjoy. And he was so overwhelmed that he did something unexpected: he burst into tears. I bet you can't watch this video without smiling! I couldn't. :)

As 2012 comes to a close, we reflect on some of the year's major events. Take a look back at the stories that made headlines and captured our attention across the nation with this slideshow.

Have a great day and stay safe!

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director
chendricks@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS
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