TEEN HURT IN CHRISTMAS MORNING WRECK — A teenage Bowie resident was flown to a Fort Worth hospital after a rollover wreck in Decatur on Christmas morning. Sally Myers, 18, was traveling south in the 1600 block of U.S. 81/287 in a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee around 6 a.m. Sunday. The Grand Cherokee left the roadway and struck an embankment, causing the vehicle to flip multiple times, said Decatur Police Chief Delvon Campbell. After the one-vehicle accident, the Jeep came to rest on the shoulder of the southbound lanes. The Decatur Fire Department extricated Myers from the vehicle. She was transported to Wise Health System in Decatur by Wise County EMS and eventually flown to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Update for Friday December 23, 2022
BITTER COLD FRIDAY — Temperatures dropped to as low as 8 degrees with a wind chill of minus-9 overnight. Earlier on Thursday, Wise County saw snow flurries. There were no accumulations or traffic impacts reported. The cold front caused some disruptions to electricity service. Nearly 300 Oncor customers in Wise County were without power Thursday, including outages near Decatur, Slidell, Rhome and Chico. Power was restored to nearly all customers by 4:30 p.m. Overnight, Oncor responded to scattered outages. “This morning we are working on getting the final 28 in Decatur and one in Runaway Bay restored,” Oncor Area Manager Sabrina Easley said. “We continue to be fully staffed to be able to respond to outages through the end of the frigid polar blast.” Today’s forecast calls for increasing clouds with a high near 23. Wind chill values are expected to be between minus-8 and 2 with northwest winds of 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wise County remains in a wind chill advisory until noon today. Overnight, temperatures are expected to drop to around 16. Temperatures will slowly warm through the weekend into next week. Wise County may see the temperature rise to just above freezing on Saturday, and highs on Christmas Day are expected to be near 43.