Archive for November, 2010

Viewer Email: Coastal Delays?
November 18, 2010

(THURS.) This morning the southbound lanes of 146 were completely blocked and a detour set up where 146 intersects with I45 south.  We all had to travel several miles north on the feeder of I45 and turn around at exit 7 or 8 to go south again on I45.  Please let your viewers know because this was time consuming.
Thanks,
Jennifer E.

A: Here’s what we found out from TxDOT:
The IH 45 northbound mainlanes over SH 146 sustained significant damage to two outside steel girders due to being hit (over height loads). This happened several times which has required repairs be made. Workers will remove and replace the two steel girders and remove and replace the concrete slab and rail. Work began this week and is scheduled to last 30 days. However, there is a good chance the contractor will be finished earlier as long as the weather cooperates.
– TxDOT

As soon as I find out how long it will need to stay closed, I’ll let you know by updating this blog posting.

Festival of Lights 2010
November 14, 2010

(Nov 13th) It was the opening weekend for The Festival of Lights in Galveston. I enjoyed meeting everyone!

All meet-and-greet pictures have been posted on our website. Please see link below.

SLIDESHOW HERE: http://www.click2houston.com/slideshow/news/25797610/detail.html


Dawn Campbell (PM Producer for KPRC) and Jennifer; picture taking in front of the Poinsettia Tree.

Jennifer and Brandon Martin (KPRC Photographer) at Moody Gardens.

Festival of Lights 2010
November 11, 2010

This year, please join me at the Poinsettia Tree for a picture on Saturday, November 13th (6-7pm). There’s nothing like a million lights to help kickoff the holiday season. See you there!

Veterans Day
November 11, 2010

A Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. That is beyond honor.

My family has several who have served in various branches of our military. Quite a few of my friends have as well. I’m thankful for their service, sacrifices and commitment.

TO ALL VETERANS…I SALUTE YOU!

http://www.houstontx.gov/nov11/

MAJOR 290 NW Frwy Snag!
November 9, 2010

EMERGENCY ROADWAY CLOSURE

ON US 290 WESTBOUND FROM FM 1960 TO HUFFMEISTER

(Houston) – All lanes of US 290 westbound from FM 1960 to Huffmeister are currently closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler and damage to an overhead sign structure.  All traffic will be detoured to the FM 1960/SH 6 exit.  To return to  US 290 westbound, motorists will need to turn left on SH 6 and take the Old Hempstead exit, make a right at Hempstead Highway, turn right on Huffmeister and continue straight to access US 290 westbound.

Initial estimates to restore traffic are between 6 and 8 hours.  Motorists should expect significant delays considering this closure will continue through the evening rush hour.  Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.

H6 Fatal Accident (Nov. 8)
November 8, 2010

Fatal Traffic Accident at 1500 State Highway 6
Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1500 State Highway 6 about 7:30 a.m. today (Nov. 8).

The identity of the victim, who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital and pronounced dead, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The driver of a blue Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on State Highway 6 when the pickup crossed over into oncoming traffic.  The truck then sideswiped a gray Infinity I-35 and struck a red Chevrolet Cobalt head on.  A white Toyota Sienna then struck the rear of the Cobalt after the head-on collision.  The driver of the Cobalt was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.  The driver of the pickup was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in an unknown condition, while the driver of the Toyota was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in an unknown condition.  The driver of the Infinity was not injured.

The investigation is continuing.

Join Us: Nov. 6 & 7
November 5, 2010

NOVEMBER 6 & 7

Cold weekend mornings ahead…Join me as I anchor the morning shows (6-8am) this weekend with Mary Lee. I’ll keep you informed and Mary will let you know when it’s warm enough to start your day.

Here are some pictures from the last time I anchored the show with Mary.

Mary Lee and Jennifer Reyna: Good times!

Fun moment in the control room.

At the desk. (8/2010)