New snowfall is expected to sweep across the Northeast and upper Midwest especially parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and other states. The new snowfall affecting northern states will follow Winter Storm Benji, which led to hundreds of flight cancellations and left thousands without power as it moved through the South late last week.
Firefighters battling a massive blaze near Santa Barbara expect to face ongoing difficulties as temperatures are forecast to stay in the low 80s for the first part of this week. There’s no rain expected in the next seven days. The fast-moving Thomas fire had burned 173,000 acres as of last night. It prompted mandatory evacuation orders in two wealthy oceanside towns near Santa Barbara.
TXDOT is studying the growing traffic on Parmer Lane. Drivers say the area has outgrown the road with neighborhoods, businesses and schools opening up. But improvements could be years away.
Three DPS troopers were injured and five people were arrested during a protest in downtown Austin.
The Cowboys got the win they needed to stay in the playoff race, beating the Giants 30-10. Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes to lead the Cowboys to the win. The Texans fell to the 49ers 26-16.