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July 15, 2014

Morning Update, Tuesday, July 15

Live Oak —

Good morning. Here's a look at what's happening today. 

Weather:

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Tuesday night calls for showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. 

Best bets for today:

Suwannee County Commission meeting for Tuesday, July 15. Click here for the agenda

On this day

July 15, 1903

Ford Motor Company takes its first order

On this day in 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A automobile with a tonneau (or backseat). The car, produced at Ford's plant on Mack Street (now Mack Avenue) in Detroit, was delivered to Dr. Pfenning just over a week later.

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Traffic:

LAFAYETTE COUNTY

U.S. 27   Daytime lane closures at State Road 349 just east of Branford to replace two concrete poles for the flashing caution light. 

SUWANNEE COUNTY:

County Road 137  Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday between U.S. 90 and Eighth Avenue in Wellborn for building a new sidewalk. 

Irvin Avenue (State Road 51)  Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. between Evergreen Avenue Southwest to Walker Avenue (just south of the roundabout) for constructing a new sidewalk. 

U.S. 90   Daytime lane closures between the Columbia and Madison County line to repaint roadway markings. 

U.S. 129   Daytime lane closures Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Branford and McAlpin to repair ditches.

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