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Top Stories: Another Day Of Freezing Temperatures

Jan 2, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: 2017 may have been the warmest year on record for North Texas, but it doesn’t feel like it today.

Wind chills were in the mid-teens this morning and temperatures today are expected to be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

“We also saw very cold temperatures to start out the year in 2017 similar to what we’re experiencing now,” National Weather Service meteorologist Juan Hernandez said. “We might see some flurries today, but we’re not expecting any accumulations.”

Drivers still need to watch out for icy patches on the road. Slick roads caused about 170 accidents around Tarrant County on New Year’s Eve. Dozens more were reported in Collin and Dallas Counties.

Other stories this morning:

  • A number of new state laws are now in effect.
  • The city of Dallas is suing Dallas County Schools over a crossing-guard program that may shut down at the end of the month.
  • The Texas Education Agency recently announced 20 school systems will be part of a pilot program to develop local accountability systems.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.