Top Local Stories Today 01/24/17

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In your top stories with Kaitlin Moore, drivers who travel on Sherwood Way at the Loop 306 overpass will have some detours over the next couple of months. 

New exit ramp restrictions went into effect Tuesday.  

Reece Albert work crews are now finishing ramp upgrades as part of the 7 and a half million dollar Loop project that started almost a year ago.

Workers are also finishing the frontage road in front of the new HEB.

“We want motorists to be aware that the frontage road in front of Sunset Mall is now a stop sign so you need to stop instead of merging and yielding to traffic coming off the Loop,” said Karen Threlkeld with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Both the Sherwood Way and Loop 306 ramp projects are scheduled for completion by the end of March.

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There is now a burn ban in effect for Tom Green County. 

The county commissioners’ court has ordered that all outdoor burning is prohibited for the next 90 days.

This order does not prohibit cooking stoves fueled by white gasoline or outdoor cooking grills fueled by propane or natural gas.

If someone is caught burning they can face a fine of up to 500 dollars.

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Crews will continue setting up laying down the dirt to cover the floor of the coliseum for San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo.

Bulldozer drivers moved it in Tuesday to lay down the almost 30 year old dirt. 

By the time workers finished, it was close to a foot deep across the floor of Foster communications

Coliseum.

The dirt is groomed for use by special conditioners pulled by tractors.

They use lasers to make sure the dirt is level at a consistent depth of 11 inches. It’s a special blend of clay, sand and silt.

The first rodeo performance is February 2nd.

Tickets will be on sale at the Foster communications Coliseum box office and online at wwww.sanangelorodeo.com.

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Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 64. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday night

Clear, with a low around 31. South wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind around 10 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 34. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 63. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Clear, with a low around 32. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 64. South wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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