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POTENTIAL WINTER STORM WEDNESDAY INTO THANKGIVING

There remains considerable uncertainty in the track and intensity of an anticipated coastal storm from Wednesday afternoon through early Thanksgiving morning, but confidence is increasing for a storm to bring accumulating snow to much of the region which would cause travel difficulty.  Details on amounts and timing will become more clear over the next twelve to twenty four hours.  Keep up to date on the forecast.
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Drowsy driving remains an elusive highway dilemma

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Many Americans admit they've done it, but safety experts say drowsy driving is a problem motorists are just starting to wake up to.
 
A fatigue expert on the National Transportation Safety Board says drowsy driving can be as bad as drunken driving.
 
Police today can easily determine how much alcohol is in a driver's blood or whether someone has taken illegal drugs. But proving a driver's drowsiness is not as easy.
 
A bus driver was recently acquitted of manslaughter and negligent homicide in a 2011 New York City bus crash that killed 15. Prosecutors alleged he was all but asleep at the wheel, but a jury decided there wasn't enough proof to convict him.
 
Federal statistics show more than 11,000 deaths were attributed to drowsy driving from 2000 to 2010.

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