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    FIRST ALERT: Snow accumulation could affect your morning commute

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:13 PM EST2017-12-12 03:13:14 GMT
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    Tuesday morning will look and feel like the middle of winter. 

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    Tuesday morning will look and feel like the middle of winter. 

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  • First Alert Forecast: Two alert days issued for snow

    First Alert Forecast: Two alert days issued for snow

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    FIRST ALERT days have been issued for tonight and Tuesday morning.  Light snow overnight could bring up to 1" of accumulation by 6:00 AM.  Strong and gusty winds will develop by daybreak making for difficult morning travel.

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    FIRST ALERT days have been issued for tonight and Tuesday morning.  Light snow overnight could bring up to 1" of accumulation by 6:00 AM.  Strong and gusty winds will develop by daybreak making for difficult morning travel.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Another Winter Blast Tonight

    FIRST ALERT: Another Winter Blast Tonight

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:21 AM EST2017-12-11 16:21:19 GMT

    The second in a series of Alberta Clippers will bring another punch of winter tonight and into Tuesday.  Be alert this evening, a burst of snow will be possible around the evening drive.  This may bring a quick 1/2" of snow and very slippery and icy roads.  The main threat of snow arrives overnight with most areas receiving around 1" of an accumulation by daybreak.   Snow will taper off near daybreak, but very gusty winds will arrive, possibl...

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    The second in a series of Alberta Clippers will bring another punch of winter tonight and into Tuesday.  Be alert this evening, a burst of snow will be possible around the evening drive.  This may bring a quick 1/2" of snow and very slippery and icy roads.  The main threat of snow arrives overnight with most areas receiving around 1" of an accumulation by daybreak.   Snow will taper off near daybreak, but very gusty winds will arrive, possibl...

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Think you can charge anything you buy to a Visa or Mastercard? Think again! It turns out there are some occasions when your card will be denied.

During the summer, people are more likely to go on vacation to places they don't normally visit, and there are some places that may not take your credit card.

Remember when Visa used to advertise, "It's everywhere you want to be"? That's not always the case. A new report from Bankrate.com lists several places where a credit card may be denied:

  • At the casino. Most credit cards will not allow you to buy chips. You'll need a cash advance from the ATM.
  • Lottery tickets. American Express and Discover specifically prohibit purchasing lottery tickets with their cards.
  • Online porn sites. Most cards prohibit it, although some savvy cardholders may find ways around it.

Then there are places where you might want to use your card, but you'll probably be turned down by the business itself. You're not likely to be able to use your card to purchase:

  • A new car. Most dealers don't want to pay the 1-2 percent card fee.
  • College tuition.
  • Your mortgage. Most lenders want the money direct from your bank account.

Just think of all the frequent flier miles you could have earned paying off your house!

Remember, anytime you swipe a credit card, the merchant takes on some risk and has to pay a fee. You can see why sometimes they might say no.

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