1. Early morning crash knocks out power, shuts down east Charlotte road

Crews worked to restore power to an area of east Charlotte Tuesday morning following a crash.

It happened just before 1:00 a.m. on Central Avenue near North Sharon Amity Road. Police said an SUV hit at least one pole.

No major injuries were reported. Investigators said the driver will not be charged.

Central Avenue was still shut down as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

2. Winter Weather Advisory in effect in the mountains

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in the mountains until Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. One to three inches of show is expected, with winds up to 40 miles per hour.

The rest of the Charlotte area can expect cool and breezy conditions Wednesday afternoon. Winds could get up to 25 miles per hour.

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3. Two Lincoln Co. schools closed Tuesday

Avery and Watauga County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday because of winter weather. Plus, two Lincoln County schools will be closed due to mechanical issues.

According to Eric Eaker with Lincoln County Schools, Pumpkin Center Primary School and Pumpkin Center Intermediate School will shut down. The schools share a building on campus in Lincolnton, which is why both schools will be closed.

School administrators told NBC Charlotte there was no safety threat to students or staff. Tuesday will be an optional teacher workday, and classes are expected to resume Wednesday.

4. It's Moore vs. Jones for Senate in Alabama special election

All eyes will be on Alabama Tuesday, when a special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate seat will have national implications, seen as a referendum on President Trump's agenda.

The race is neck and neck and pits firebrand conservative Roy Moore against first-time Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

Moore faces allegations — which he denies — that he romantically pursued and assaulted several teenage girls while he was in his 30s, though President Trump has given Moore his endorsement.

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5. Sundown marks the beginning of Hanukkah

The Jewish Festival of Lights is here.

Tuesday at sundown marks the first night of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem when Jews rose up against their Greek-Syrian rulers in the Maccabean Revolt.

Jews around the world will celebrate for the next week by lighting the traditional menorah, eating potato pancakes (also known as latkes) and jam-filled doughnuts, playing games of dreidel and exchanging gifts with friends and family.

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