Tag: weather

Sales Freeze Due To Cold Weather in Downtown McAllen

The frigid temperatures negatively impacting local businesses as sales drastically dropped this week. Due to cold temperatures, shoppers are staying in and waiting for the weather to change. We spoke to several business owners downtown who say people are not stopping by and the few that do are running in and out the stores without really purchasing much. Merchants are hoping the cold temperatures don’t linger, they do expect sales to go back to normal once the cold is...

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Icy Road Driving Tips

Knowing exactly what to do with your vehicle during this weather is important to know for your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road. Before heading out on to those icy roads there are tips you may want to take into consideration. Black ice is a thin layer of ice on roads that may resemble ice, which can confuse a driver on the road. When on the road always watch out for black ice. Cris Auto Service also gave us some tips for when you see ice on your vehicle. They say this is the easiest...

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Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather

RGV — In weather-related news, Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather. Several locations offering free sandbags to residents. Two years ago, Precinct Four was severely hit by rainfall, forcing some residents out of their homes. Tonight, preparations are underway so that remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey, are minimum. Seven areas suffered major impact during a 2015 storm. This was the scene at Kenyon Street north of Edinburg. Water filled most homes and several families had to be evacuated. But officials say, a lot has been done since those days to avoid such disasters. Edinburg resident,...

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DPS Increases Patrols During Spring Break

Statewide (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public to take extra precautions during the spring break week. Law enforcement will increase their patrols during the holidays, focusing on those speeding, drunk drivers and anyone not wearing their seat-belts. They encourage drivers to slow down during bad weather or driving conditions like construction or heavy traffic, and to eliminate any distractions including mobile...

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Vehicle Flips in Weslaco

WESLACO (KFXV) — Another driver lost control of their vehicle, causing their truck to flip over. The rollover happened on FM 88 and Mile 1 around 11 this morning. Officials with the Department of Public Safety confirmed the driver received treatment at an area hospital for their minor injuries. It is still not know whether this morning’s rains factored into this incident, but authorities urge the community to take precautions when on roadways during wet...

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