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rainy days. beautiful picture out there this morning. hope you enjoyed your weekend. it is a cool, wet, dreary start to the workweek. meteorologistom kearns's forecast just sonds away. >> not ram tough. redskins get run over and upset in st. louis. the team talks about what went wrong. everything. >> just about. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs on this monday, the 27th day of september, 2010. live look outside. you can see the rain falling this morning. and we need it. so that's a good thing. temperatures are cooler as well compared with last week. >> nice change, tom. >> yeah. also combined with the hot tears of espair. and we certainly do need the rain. continuing to see showers coming through. look at the radar over the last three hours or so. showers moving rather quickly.
marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along i-95. now we're getting the initial reports of an accident near 123 in wood ridge. look out for that. let's head over to maryland,
beltway north of town loading up quickly. outer loop, connecticut. right there. as you approach route 29 on the outer loop. police are headed over there. out to the rails we o, looking good. metro, vre, m.a.r.k., all doing fine. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and killed a man in prince george's county overnight. one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. the victim's name has not been released. this morning the search is also on for the hit and run driver who struck and seriously injured a 24-year-old woman 8:15 saturday evening carroll avenue in silver spring. witnesses told police the ar was speeding when it hit th woman who was thrown under a
parked truck after being hit. her name has not been released. and the action was so violent part of the side mirror was ripped off the car. they're looking for a dark sedan that might have front end damage on the right side. the windshield may also be damaged. new pedestrian traffic patterns in place near te pentagon's main visitor entrans. signs will be posted alerting riders to the new walking pattern. it is in connection to a shooting earlier this year that left two pentagon police officers wounded and the gunman dead. this morning marks the beginning of education nation. it's a week long focus by nbc news on the nation's school systems. it kicks off with a two-day summit in rockefeller plaza.
national and local leaders will meet with parents and students to discuss the problems facing school systems pros the country. d.c. has been at the forefro of this debate. sms americans are becoming less and less confident in our school systems. 77% of people give the nation's public schools a c grade or lower. only 2% give public schools an a grade. 58% also believe major changes or a complete overhaul is needed to make things better. ne leader who pushed for dramatic changes in the way public schools operate is ancellor michelle rhee. this week she is front and center at the edution summit. >> reporter: good morning. michelle rhee is seen as the face of school reform. but here locally some say she hasn't been a good communicator or clap rater. she's definitely in the
spotlight and will be in the spotlight this week. she was featured just yesterday on meet the press. she explai why she fired hundreds of teachers. >> we didn fire teachers to be mean, because we were callous and didn't care. we wanted to remove ineffective teachers from the classroom because we believe our students deserve better. >> reporter: it gained her a polarized following of supporters. we said it's no longer acceptable for teachers who are ineffective to stay in the classroom. >> reporter: reform was a major issue for fenty. now, since fenty's loss to vinct gray, her future as chancellor is under review. >> regardless whether i'm there or not, it can continue as long as the leadership is willing to
make the incredibly tough decisions we have de. >> reporter: merator david gregory asked arne duncan why he didn't support fety's reelection. >> there are thousands of local primaries around the country. i can't weigh on every single one. but mayor fenty did a remarkable job of dramatically improving the quality of educati. >> reporter: conversations are continuing about rhee's future in the district. i'm tracee wilkins. uni uen, back to you in the studio.
the education debate continues this morning on the "today" show. matt lauer will sit down with president obama to discuss publischool systems across the country. the exclusive live interview strts at 8:00 a.m. here on nbc 4. falling to the worst. the redskins could not hang on -- or rather hang with the st. louis rams. they t their first win of the season and ended a 14-game losing streak with this win. redskins stayed in the game, even taking the lead 16-14. the rams kept up the pressure and took the win. coach shanahan said the rams just wanted to win more. >> come back in the second half. very similar to what we did before. came out the week before with a touchdown drive. but after that they did the job. they played well.
>> it was a better night for the skins with 116 rushing yards. portis accounted for 44 of those yards. >> big burm. 6:08. 65 degrees. coming up, the new traffic patterns now opennear the wilson bridge. that's supposed to ease your commute. a well-known megachurch ptor breaks silence about the sex scandal swirling around him. it's raining in the nation's capital. much needed rain and cooler temperatures. your forecast and a look at traffic when we come back. a
four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billionfrom a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do.
traffic on the ones. good morning. 6:11. meteorologist tom kierein. adding a little rain to your waffle batter this morning much passing shorth. eastern west virginia. district of columbia and much of maryland, showers. with us from time to time throhout the day. generally in the 60s. near the bay and the eastern show, low 70s. tidewater region. highs just around 70 or so with
occasional showers. could produce damaging winds tonight and tomorrow morning. settling down tuesday afternoon and wednesday. how is the traffic this morning? >> a little difficult now. 95 northbound near 123 and woodridge. right side of the roadway tied up. h.o.v. lanes looking good. main lanes not so much. 66 inbound near manassas, accident. fire and rescue headed there. prince george's county, capital beltway, andrews, smooth saing so far. good news is, as you travel from i-, colle park to wilson bridge, travel lanes open. joe, uen. >> thanks very much, jerry. a strange case of vandalism in one local county. police say the cars targeted have one thing in common. metro announced it will be perfoing trck work during the day. find out when and where and
whether this construction project will slow you down. construion project near wilson bridge ends early. new traffic patterns in place. live with this traffic alert next. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen colle tuition for fo years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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we have a metro alert. single traing between two stations on the orange line after rush hour. daytime track worketween east falls church and west falls church will cause trains to share one track between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the work will last untilctober 8th. good news, riders should not expect to experience any delays. we have a traffic alert for virginia drivers. exct to see big changes. wo new ramps a now open tha should ease congestion there. news 4's megan mcgrath is on one of the ramps with more on the new trafficpatterns. good morning, megan. >> reporter: well, good morning, joe. so far so good. trffic looks great. we're talking about the area of the beltway where it meets up with eisenhower and telegraph
road. two new ramps, including the one you see behind me. 176b. this is a brand-new ramp that just opened up. there's also a second that is open. it provides direct access from outer loop toisenhower avenue. the second ramp will law drivers to go northbound on telegraph road. this will cut down on the weaving and merging as part of the old configuration. it will be safer and cut down on construction in the area. you may remember a temporary detour ramp from northbound tell dpraf road. that has been closed. now that these opened up, they don't need them any longer. this is ahead of schedule. they weren't scheduled to open for another two months. they are up and running for the
first rush hour tis morning. people need to be alert. a new traffic configuration. keep your speeds down. so far so good. joe, back to you. >> construction projects finished early. that always good news. thanks very much, megan. this morning police in frederick county, maryland are on the lookout for tire slasher who see to be targeting light or white cars. 31 cars had their tires slashed and all but one were either white or light in color. they don't know the vandal's motive or why he decided to target lighter cars. no arrests have been made. the gulf oil disaster is capitol hill. president obama signed an executive order establishing the panel back in may. today the group will address the response to april's spill, the
environmental impact and regulations for offshore drilling. lisa jackson, ken salazar and thad allen are among the witnesses. this morng the is still no resolution as to whether not the bush era tax cuts will continue into next year. the cuts are set to expire in december. individuals want to keep them for 200,000. they believe law major lawmakers have a better chance after the midterm election. >> seemed like a moment where politics is getting put in front of prosperity. >> the white still promising cuts. whether congre takes up the issue before or after the
election. leader of a georgia megachurch says he will fight accusations that he lured four young men into homosexual relationships. lawsuits by the four men claim long offered lavish gifts in including cars,cash, and travel, in return for sex. long did not deny the accusations but said he would not try the case in the media. i've been accused. i'm under attack. i feel like david against goliath. but i've got five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. >> long is married with four children. he has also been a strong opponent of homesexuality in the pas. we're following a developing story in central wisconsin. a broken levee has led authorities to evacuate a up to there. rising water is coming dangerously close to portage where 300 people live.
the swollen wisconsin river flooded roads. the levee system is made up several dikes made of sand in the 1890s we'll get a lot of rain, tom says, the next several takes. any chance of flooding her >> the ground is so dry it will be soaking it up. the ground is getting a little bit saturated. so it should be absorbent to take a lot of this rain coming intoday, tonight and tomorrow. waves of generally light rain south to north. east and west virginia. district of columbia and maryland the last three hours. a few heavier downpours north and east. they have had up to an inch or more tre. across the bay and eastern shore. isolated areas have had two inches of rain. right now we're in the 60s. shenandoah to the bay. bay east, low 70s. shenandoah west 50s.
highs today to70 or so with occasional howers. later this afternoon, tonight and into tomorrow morning, more rain is likely. we also have a small risk of an isolated thunderstorm that could produce damaging winds during that time. drying out tomorrow afternoon into wednesday. another chance of a passing shower you a smaller chance. friday, saturday, sunday, dry autumnnal weather. jery, how is the traffic? interstate 66 really loaded up as we head in just before manassas to a point near the visitor cent as you make the trip on in. two right lanes taken away with an accident. police o scene. trying to get everything out of the roadway. coming from the west. this is what you have to look forward to. after that, plenty of delays fair oaks to the beltway. let's head over and see if there's anything to worry about. new york avenue, looks like the
pavement is dry. word of an accident i the roadway. out to the rails we go. doing great so far this morning. metro, vre and mark doing fine. >> thank you, jerry. >> 6:22. 66 degrees. iran's new nuclear facility gets attacked. also ahead, vice president's official ridence is getting work done. murder case at a state hospital in maryland. why is travel these days about what you give up
driving rain. off to wet start which is making for a tricky commute. your weather and traffic together on the ones coming up. st. louis blues. many fans didn't see this one coming. the rams run over the skins and beat them, 30-16. a new low. >> it was a new low. it was pretty ugly. >> i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. a live look outside at 6:29, 65. it was raining early this morning. it will be raining throughout the day. meteorologist tom krns joins us with our forecast. >> off and on. we have alrea heard from jerry. multiple accidents with the t pavement. overnight showers. bands of rain south to north.
we continue to see them moving along 25 to 30 miles per hour. and we could have some heavier wnpours later this afternoon. right now temperatures around the region in the 60s. we had an inch in baltimore. annapolis, 3/4. northern neck of virginia a inch to two inches. and central virginia, shenandoah, charlottesville, up to an inch or more. some of this will increase into the afternoon hours. they will hold steady for another few hours. then only peak at 70 or so. 50s out of the mountains now. into the 60s with more rain on the way. heavy downpours in north carolina. those could make their way our way later this afternoon and overnight tonight and tomorrow. heavy downpours with thunder, lightning and damaging winds as well.
jerry, how is the traffic? breakinging news in northern virginia. here we go. hang on. 95 northbou as you approach route 123in woodridge. police on the scene of an accident. be careful. we'll get to that in just a second. meantim notice the huge mega raindrops comingdown. it's going to be a problem now. i-270 as you head out of frederick down coming to a grinding halt. no accidents reportedor this rain coming down. obviously visibility will be an issue as well as the potential for ponding. so be aware of hat. now to the video cameras and update you on breaking news. far left lane getting by. 95 northbound as you apoach 123, woodbridge. only the left lane is open. everything south is beginning to trip well before the rir. h.o.v. lanes areokay. in addition to this accident, there's one on 66 out in manassas with very little traffic getting by. so, again, plan cordingly.
extra travel time certainly a good idea. it's gotten nasty out there. out to the rails we go. metro, vre and mark looking goo that a viable option this morning. uen? >> jerry, thank you. a manhunt is under way for a man who shot and killed a man in prince george's's county overnight. police were called to dodge road just after dnight. when they arrived they found one man was shot. he was taken to the hospital whe he was pronounced dead. the victim's name has not en released. this morning investigats are trying to get to the bottom of a murder that occurred inside a maryland psycatric hospital. susan sacks was found dead and another inmate is accused of killing her. she was committed to the hospital after she was accused in the 2004 murder of a chevy
chase therapist. this morning the search is on for a hit and run driver who struck and seriously injured a 24-year-old woman on carroll avenue, silver spring. car was speeding when it hit the woman who was thrown under a parked truck after being hit. her name has not been released. and the aion was so violent part of the side mirror was ripped off the car. they are looking for a dark sedan that might have damage on the front end as well as the windshield. today marks the start of education nation here at nbc. the goal is to simulate a national conversatio about the changes needed to make public school better. the event kicks off with a summit in new york, involving national education leaders, teachers and students. this comes on the heels of a new nbc news poll that shows americans are losing confidence in the nation's schools. 77% of the people would give the natn's public schools a c grade or lower.
nly 2% would give public schools an a grade. 58% also believe major changes or a complete overhaul is needed to ma things better. d.c. public school stem has been at the forefront of the debate. one the big players at the summit this week will be d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhe rhee. >>reporter: she is seen as the face of urban school reform. she discussed how she earned the reputation that got her there. yesterday she discussed all this and more on meet the press. she addressed why hundreds of teach. he asked arne duncan why he
didn't support fen's reelection. >> there are thousands of local primaries around the country. i can't weigh on every single one. but mayor fenty did a remarkable job of dramatically improving the quality of education. >> now, fenty of course hired rhee to come in and take care of major rerm. >> education reform can continue in d.c. regardless of whether i'm there or not. it can continue as long as the leadership is willing to continue to make the incredibly tough decisions. >> reporter: moderator david gregory asked arne duncan why he didn't campaign for fenty in the primary. >> there are thousands of local primaries around the country. i can't weigh on every single one. there are thousands of candidates. but mayor fenty i think did a remarkable job. >> reporter: while plenty of people who support her there are plenty of people who don't. it's not about her reform fort
but how she has gone about trying to reform education in dmp c. they say she's not a good collaborator or communicator. whether or not she'll be here, those conversations are continuing. in northeast, tracee wilkins. joe, back to you in the studio. >> thanks very much. in addition to rhee, a number of other local educators will be taking part in this week's support, including dr. jack dale, dr. steven waltz, and dr. jerry wiest. and a teacher at e.l. haines and david pender, principal at mckinley tech. security changes you'll see this morning at our busyetro stop. redskins try to explain a loss not many fans saw comin>> and the wet weather is making for a slow commute. weather and traffic together on
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this morning. matt, good morning to you. >> uen, good morning to you. we're lve at the white house for an exclusive lve interview with president barack obama. 30 minutes uninterrupted as we discuss the state ofeducation in this country. why are students falling so far behind students in other parts of the world. and what can be done to give them a competitive edge. we'll ask the president that question. also ahead, we'll take you back to kindergarten. some of the challenges our youngest students are facing. then in other news, a scary story over the weekend in new york. we'll talk to passengers who were involved in an ergency landing at jfk airport. so we have a lot to get to on a monday morning here on today. back to you. >> you looked very comfortable on the floor with the kind ger gart ners. >> i have a pre-k so it was like
spending a weekend at home. it's interesting. there's a big debate about how early kids should get into school. and the school wwere in in boston is a firm believer you need pre-k or k-1 classes. >> an important discussion. matt lauer, looking forward to your interview. if you need pre-k, then pre, pre-k and then preprepre-k. >> sweet blessed rain is falling around the reon thankfully after our dry period. we have been running a deficit, two, two and a half inches. we're going to make up some of that. we have had already had 0.1. rain marching south to north. generally light to moderate. right now blue ridge to the bay.
blue ridge west in the 50s. highs today in the low 70s. already in the 60s and 50s. we'll have a passing shower from time to time into the afternoon. then midafternoon through tonight, into tomoow morning, passing showers and perhaps storms, some of which could produce damaging winds. jerry, how is the traffic? >> breaking news in northern virginia. an accident that looks serious in nature. occurred just a short time ago. live pictures of 95 near 123 just before you get to the river. right now only one lane getting by. fire and rescue cws are on the scene. jammed headed north. you may want to pop over and try route 1 as an alternate. inner look to college park. we have one problem on metro
rail. switching problem at glen mont. there are going tbe delays in the direction of shady grove. vre and mark doing all right. joe, uen. >> thank you, jerry. >> 66 degrees. where vandals are targeting cars of a specific color. a traffic alert for anyone who uses wilson bridge. newamps and traffic patterns now open designe to clear up the congestion. >> beat up, battered and left bruised. skinsry toxplain
right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... d we've frozen collegeuition r four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
we have two metro alerts for commuters this morning. first, riders will experience single tracking between two stations on the orange line after rush hour. daytime track work between east falls church and west falls church will cause trains to share a track between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the work will last until october 8th. the good news, riders should not expect any delays. riders who take the metro to the penton should expect to see new security measures at the station this morning. new pedestrian traffic patterns in place this morning near the mainisitor entrans.
they are moving check points farther away from the pentagon during weekdays. signs will be posted. it is in response to a shooting at the station earlier this year that wounded two security guards and ended with the gunman dead. another traffic alert for drivers in virginia. your commute may be a little easier today if you travel near the wilson bridge. two new ramps are open that should help ease congestio there. megan mcgrath is on one of the ramps in alexania with more. megan, get out of the way if you're on one of the ramps. be careful. >> reporter: you can see it over my shoulder here. >> okay. >> reporter: not too ba actually, things are looking pretty good th morning. we just had rain move into the area. even with the new traffic pattern, traffic is running rather smoothly. you can see one of the new ramps behind me. exit 176b. this new ramp does connect motorists on he inner loop directly with telegraph road in the northbound direction.
so that should help ease congestion through the area. just direly take that ramp now. there's a second ramp that opened. direct access from the outer loop to eisenhower avenue. that ramp will allow drivers to go on to northbound telegraph road. this will cut down on we'ving nd merging. transportation officials say will be safer and it should help reduce congestion in the area. also, if you travel through here, remember the temporary ramp? well, they no longer need that now that they have opened up the other ramps they closed down the temporary detour ramp. now, it is ahead of schedule. the initial plan was another two months of construction to go. they were able to complete that work early. they opened up the ramp. again,wo brand-new ramps.
so far so good. >> megan, thanks very much. if you drive a white or light colored car in maryland, keep a close eye on your car. you might be the target of a tire slash he. police in frederick county say between 1:00 and 5:00:0 yesterday morning, 31 cars had their tires slashed and all but one or either white or light in color. they don't know why the vandal decided to target lighter colors. so far no arrests have been made. lawmakers will hear testimony regarding the gulf oil disaster. president obama signed an executive order establishing the panel back in may. day the group will address the response to april's spill, the environmental impact and reforming regulations for offshore drilli. well, the government wants to read youre-mail according to the "new york times." that paper says the white house
will submit a bill next year that would require all onlne services that able comminutions such as e-mail to comply with wiretap orders anden crypted e-mail such as blackberry and networking sites such facebook. terrorists are looking more towards the internet to communicate with each other. this moing hyundai is recalling near 140,000 sonatas. courtney reagan has more on this story. good morning. >> reporter: hi, uen. good morning. another day, another au recall. hyundai is the one voluntarily recalling more than139,000 sonata sedans in the u.s. because of a manufacturing defect that could have drivers losing steering control. 2011 models between december 11, 2009 and december 10th, 2010.
yesterday it was announced comcast steve bue will be new ceo ofbc universe ral this year when a merger between comct and nbcill close. the news comes on the heels of zucker who spent an entire career at nbc announcing his planned departure from the company last week. >> courtney, thanks so much. >> reporter: thank you. the new place to press their look, perriesville, maryland. the hollywood casino will open three days ahead of schedule. it features 1,500 slot machines, which is expected to bring in some $100 million in annual state revenue. another tough monday morning for the redskins and their fans. the burgundy and gold help the st. louis rams snap their 14-game losing stream. sam bradford looked like a asoned vet picking apart the defense. after getting behind early, they
climbed their way back into it by the third quarter taking the lead, 16-14. hope was alive then. but then it was all rams from there as they went on twin. many are questioning wheer this redskins team changed at all last year. >> it was a different team than last year i think it's a completly different team. unfortunately we're in a bit of the same situation. this team will show its chacter in the next couple weeks trying to btle out of a hole. >> the redskins struggled on offense the entire second half. clinton portis ended the game with only 44 yards rushing. >> see they play their worst against the worst teams. >> maybe they were lackadaisical. >> let's celebrate the rain. rain continues to fall.
we have right now some light rain in fairfax, district, montgomery and prince george's counties. you see the areas of moving. light to moderate showers marching sou to north. this is the radar history or the last three hours. radar showing counties in green to our south and west under a flood watch. there could be flooding in the ntral shenandoah valley, charlottesville up to greene county, and panhandle of west virginia. panhandle showing showers right here in washington, southern montgomery, as well as here in fairfax. moderate downpours from tysons corner, mclane and reston. moving into southern montgomery shortly. light to moderate rain i mt. vernon and potomac, prince george's county, eastern side of the beltway. moderate showers moving south to north. right now these a the rainfall totals we have had generally
around 5.1 around the metro are eastern shore. and farther south where the vlad watches are out. temperatures in the 50s. low to mid-60s. 50s out in the ountains. low 70s eastern shore. more rain on the way all coming in on a conveyor out of the gulf of mexico. a wet start for students waiting for buses. cool. in the 50s. chance for severe storms and this evening, some of wch could produce damaging nds. by dawn tomorrow, in the 6. this should end by noon time tuesday. sun back tomorrow afrnoon. sunny on wednesday. mid-70s as we get into thursday, upper 70s. a chance of a passing shower both of those days. a look at friday and the weekend. we'll see dry weather and cooler weather returning for friday, saturday, sunday. now, jerry, how ishe traffic? >> we continue to follow breaking news, 95 northbound a
nightmare. ise there continues to be the accident just about cleared up. only one travel lane getting by. it is going to be painful. let's head over elsewhere at this hour and update you and let you know how things are moving. 270, be prepared. bump tore bumper from frederick off and on most of the way on down. no accidents. red lynn delays. >> thank very much. today, education nation, a weeklong summit hosted by nbc news gets under way in new york city. it's an interactive forum fo students, teachers, all looking to achieve the same goal to improve learning in the classroom. d.c. schl chancellor is one of the people taking part in the
event. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning. michelle rhee is seen as the face of school reform. yesterday she described how she got that title on meet the press. moderator david gregory asked arne duncan why he didn't campaign for fenty in the primary. it may keep other mayors off lost through education reform efforts. he said there's too many race toss campaign in all of them. >> i have to determine and i have to tk to vincent gray.
but i think the important thing to realize is that education reform can connue in d.c. regardless whether i'm there or not, it can continue as long as the leadership is willing to continueto make the incredibly tough decisns that we have made. >> reporter: those who have had a problem with rhee say she is not a good communicator. tracee wilkins, live in northeast. >>. >> thanks very much. education debate continues on the "today" show. matt lauer will sit down with president obama in an exclusive live interview to discuss publ school systems across the country. the "today" show starts in a few minutes right here on nbc 4. out the door forecast on th rainy monday. >> prepare for a wet day. moderate to heavy down pairs overnight tonight and tomorrow. isolated risk that could produce damaging winds. jerry, how is the traffic. >> still deal with an accident on 12