Top Local Stories Today 12/06/17

Local news and weather with Kaitlin Moore and Kara Thompson

SAN ANGELO, Tx - In news with Kaitlin Moore, power is now restored to thousands of homes and businesses according to AEP Texas.

The outages started about 2:45 Tuesday and were restored within about 30 minutes.

AEP Texas spokesman Fred Hernandez says the problem was with a transmission line affecting the Jackson and south San Angelo sub-stations on the south-west side of the city.

The outage shut down more than 6,000 electric customers at one point.

Businesses and homes along Sherwood Way and on Knickerbocker Road south of Bentwood were affected.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing a reminder about winter weather safety.

They suggest you winterize your vehicle every year by checking the battery, tire pressure and anti-freeze levels.

It's also a good idea if you're driving in winter weather to have blankets and water in your vehicle.

You can get up to the minute information on Texas road conditions on the drivetexas.org website.

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A local expert says the demand for 'real' Christmas trees are up this year and one of the reasons is that more families are ditching the artificial trees.

At the Concho Christmas Tree Farm in Christoval you'll find a field of trees.

The Uptergrove's purchased the tree farm about 6 years ago.

Rumor has it there's a shortage of trees across the country this year.

"Yes there is a shortage, but it depends on what kind you're looking for and what part of the country you're in. There's so many different species of trees that are sold for Christmas trees and they all come out of different parts of the country depending on what tree grows in that area," said Shawn Uptergrove owner of Concho Christmas Tree Farm.

Uptergrove says more 1,500 people visit the Concho Christmas Tree Farm selling about 400 trees each season.

December 18th is the last day to purchase a tree at the farm.. so you better hurry!

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Wednesday
Rain before noon, then rain and snow. High near 39. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday night
A chance of rain and snow before midnight, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 33. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday
A slight chance of rain and snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 68. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

 


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