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Another round of heavy rain moving through portions of SE Texas today. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms were as far north as China and Nome this morning. By this evening most of the rain will start to move out. Highs today will reach the mid 80's. Our coverage of showers goes down to 50% for Friday with highs in the upper 80's.
Officials: Icy roads cause Newton County crashes
NEWTON COUNTY - Investigators are blaming icy highways for two accidents in Newton County early Thursday.
According to the Burkeville Fire Department, first responders were called to an accident on Highway 63 East near the Sabine River Bridge.
They discovered the driver of a pickup truck hit a patch of ice and slammed into a tree. No one was injured.
Also, a Newton County deputy was responding to that accident when his patrol car hit a patch of ice and spun. The ordeal wrecked the patrol car, but the deputy wasn't injured.
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