12-18-2007

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WEATHER AFFECT ON DRIVING

 

The Ice and Fog did not cause any accidents in the Bond County area Monday morning.  Both the Greenville Police and Bond County's Sheriff's department reported no accidents Monday morning.


HALF FOOT OF SNOW FALLS ON GREENVILLE

 

Snow totals for Greenville are in.  Six inches fell at each of the three measuring points over the weekend. 


TREAD DEPTH OF TIRES

 

Tire tread depth is especially important during this time of year when road conditions can present challenges.  A tire is considered unsafe if it has less than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth or if the tread wear indicators are flush with the tread outer surface.  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, for commercial motor vehicles, are specific depending on the location of the tire.  Front wheels of a truck or truck tractor must have a tread depth of at least 4/32 of an inch.  All other tires on the truck must have a tread depth of at least 2/32 of an inch.  If you are wondering how to determine your tire’s tread depth, affordable tire tread depth gauges can be purchased at most auto parts stores.

 


FUTUREGEN SITE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY

 

The final site decision for FutureGen, a power plant designed to be the cleanest fossil fuel-fired plant in the world, is set for today.  The final four remaining sites include two from Texas and two from Illinois in Mattoon and Tuscola.  FutureGen’s impact on Illinois’ economic development would be significant, creating hundreds of jobs.


POWER OUTAGE SAFETY TIPS

 

Ice from winter storms can cause widespread power outages, and the damages could take several days to repair.  Follow a few tips to stay safe and warm. 

  • If you must go outside, stay away from downed or hanging power lines, warn others to stay away, and be aware that limbs and other debris may be hiding electrical hazards.
  • Stay inside and dress in warm, layered clothing.
  • Close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels underneath doors to keep the heat inside, and cover windows at night.
  • When using alternative heat sources, follow operating instructions, use fire safeguards, and be sure to properly ventilate.
  • Eat so your body will create its own heat and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Turn off electrical appliances and unplug major equipment including computers and televisions.
  • If you use a standby generator, make sure it has a transfer safety switch or that the power is cut off at the breaker box before operating it.   And always keep a generator outside in a dry, protected area away from windows or air intakes.

TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

WHO’S MINDING THE CHRISTMAS STORE

 

Tune in all this week for your chance to play "Who’s Minding the Christmas store".  When you hear your favorite DJ open up the game call WGEL Radio.  If you’re the correct caller you get to play live on the air, and if you choose the right store you’ll win the prize.  It’s Holiday fun with "Who’s Minding the Christmas Store" on WGEL Radio. 




TUESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Highland Bulldogs will host Salem tonight, and you can hear the live play by play action here on WGEL Radio. 

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Pocahontas boys basketball team will play Bunker Hill at home.


OBITUARIES

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