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Cold Snap Won’t Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens

In North Texas, everything from bugs to bad allergies is often blamed on our typically mild winters. So, after two days of bitter cold, will the arctic blast at least kill off a few bugs?

CBS 11–01/07/2014

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North Texas Energy Alerts All Discontinued

The extremely cold weather on Tuesday morning had North Texans cranking up their heat for the second day in a row, and the area hit a new high for power usage.

01/07/2014

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Not A Good Day For A Wet T-Shirt

CBS 11 News meteorologist Scott Padgett conducted an experiment on Tuesday morning. With temperatures being so cold, just how long would it take to freeze a wet shirt?

01/07/2014

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ERCOT Still Urging Energy Conservation

Many folks across Texas are probably tempted to crank up the heat on Tuesday morning. But the demand for electricity could mean power problems throughout the state.

01/07/2014

Frozen Pipes

Cold Weather Causes Costly Plumbing Problems

In the past decade, North Texas has seen just half a dozen days where temperatures dipped to 15 degrees or below. But residents still need to know how to protect their property.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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Cold Weather Sends Youngsters Inside For Fun

With the coldest cold North Texans have experienced in three years, Monday’s freezing weather was especially hard on youngsters who wanted to be outside.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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First Responders Face Challenges As Temps Fall

No matter the cold, firefighters still have the same mission. And when temperatures go down the number of challenges facing emergency first responders goes up.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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Temperatures Plunge 55 Degrees In DFW

North Texas is suffering from brutal cold, as much of the middle of the U.S. is too. Temperatures on Monday morning made it down into the teens across North Texas.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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Crews Battle Grand Prairie House Fire

Emergency crews in Grand Prairie battled a stubborn house fire on Monday morning. Extremely cold temperatures made the incident much more difficult for firefighters.

01/06/2014

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Plano Parents Brave Cold For School Transfers

Temperatures across DFW were under 20 degrees on Monday morning. But the bitter cold did not stop many parents in Plano from staying outside throughout the night.

01/06/2014

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Weather Mix Threatens To Frustrate Holiday Travelers

A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint is threatening to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer.

12/21/2013

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Greenhouses Hurting From DFW Ice Storm

The winter freeze that covered North Texas in a slippery coating of ice earlier this month wreaked havoc on roads and schools, as well as dozens of area greenhouses.

12/20/2013

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