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Winter Storm Update

Good Friday morning it's Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

It's the morning after our first snow of the year and thousands are waking up without power. We will have an update on the outages plus details on airport delays. Our crews are also monitoring neighborhood streets, roads and highways. We will also give you a rundown of school delays or closings.

Be sure to stay with NBC12 for complete coverage the Winter Storm. You can also stay on top of the storm with our free, First Warning Weather App. It's available for your i-Phone, i-Pad, or Android-powered device, at NBC12.com

Breaking news overnight from Oregon, fighter jets are called up to escort a flight after a reported hijacking. Jets flew alongside the aircraft until it landed in Seattle last night. The Alaska Air flight took off from Hawaii yesterday afternoon. Shortly after, the FBI received a tip of a passenger on board the plane planning to hijack it. Agents and Seattle police escorted a man off the plane and questioned him. It's still not clear if the tip made to the FBI is legit or if it was all a hoax.

Today we'll get an updated outlook on the flu outbreak. The news comes as a new flu vaccine is approved. Last week, 47 states had widespread flu activity. Join us for these stories and more, plus breaking news as it happens on 12 News Today from 4:30-7am.

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