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the commonwealth is now covered in ice. how crews are working to clear the slick roadways that will likely cause a messy commute. # plus one of several family members facing charges in connection to the lyon sisters investigation goes before a judge. the plea he's expected to enter in court.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. much of the east coast continues to deal with messy winter weather. on the heels of an extreme freeze across the northeast this weekend -- another system moves from the midwest to the eastern seaboard. more than 85- million people are expected to endure snow and freezing rain. the icy conditions are also causing power outages. right now around two thousand people are also without power in roanoke city. more than a thousand are in the dark in franklin ... henry and roanoke county.. smaller outages are underway in
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smaller outages are underway in botetourt... campbell and pulaski county. we have live team coverage with what you need to know. but first lets check in storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori. winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s
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possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s
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bound in lynchburg. in the allegheny highlands... the snow was lighter than expected the area ended on the lower end of the forecast, getting about six inches overall, but packed snow on roads and ice are still making driving treacherous. w-s-l-s 10's rob manch is in covington this morning... rob, tell us what it's like out
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the rain is coming down pretty hard at this point which means low visibility for cars on the road. vo: vdot has already reported a minor accident that happened on interstate 64 in allegheny county earlier this morning around 2-30 that has the right shoulder closed. so definitely be careful if you have to make it out this morning. but this rain also raises concerns for those vdot ews that hee battling is storm since yeeay. is washing all the saltnine solution off the roads, so like you id if the temperatureops bow freezing, ice could a major nr g course we will continue to eyou updated this morning on nditions here in the covingtonea, but justike yesterday, if you can avoidr even delayat morning commu, it would preferable to dvg in ese dangerous condions. covington, rob manch,-s-l-s 10. a reminder... to download our storm team 10 news and weather apps. it includes school closings... delays... and travel conditions. you can also head to our website wsls dot com for the latest information. ### in other news... lawyers for the virginia department of alcoholic beverage control want an amended civil
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martese johnson thrown out. court documents indicate the defendants filed an expedited motion to strike. lawyers for the defendants say the lawsuit was changed beyond what a judge instructed johnson's attorneys during a hearing last month. johnson is suing virginia a-b-c... its director... and three agents involved in his bloody arrest. dollars. # a former bedford police officer is scheduled to appear in court today after being indicted on six felonies for pornography. 54-year-old brian mcalexander is hearing. investigators says mcalexander was the target of an investigation centered around file sharing programs. according to indictments, he is being investigated for six videos - some of which involve children as young as nine years old. mcalexander was with the bedford police department for more than 25 years.### happening today--- one of the suspects charged in connection to the disappearance of the lyon sisters is scheduled to appear in court in bedford county. court records show leslie engleking is expected to
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gladys stangee and amy welch- johnson have already faced a judge on obstruction of justice charges. engleking waived his right to a preliminary hearing. katherine and sheila lyon went missing from a maryland mall 40-years ago. it's believed they were eventually brought to bedford county. # a woman charged in connection with the murder of a roanoke man is expected to enter a guilty plea today. brea ann belcher is expected to appear before a judge today in roanoke circuit court. she was scheduled for a jury trial until it was continued. belcher is charged with being an accessory after the fact... relating to geoffrey ndwiga's murder. ndiwga's body was found at the rodeway inn on orange avenue last june..### in what's news today... danville city council explores bringing solar energy to the city. the project is an effort to reduce costs... by decreasing congestion... and additional transmission charges. council members will also consider adopting an ordinance to increase the number of police officers by four... up to one hundred 35. they say increasing the
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reduce crime. there have been multiple shootings in the last couple weeks. # the franklin county board of supervisors will discuss money for school buses. the school board is asking for $3-hundred 40-thousand dollars to replace three buses... and one special education bus. # roanoke city council meets this afternoon to honor several community leaders. they will pay tribute to roanoke city police chief chris perkins who plans to retire next month. crime rates dropped almost every year he was employed. civil rights leader "al holland" will also be recognized. he worked at norfolk and western railroad for 46 years and was named citizen of the year in 2003. council members will also salute the career of legendary virginia tech head football coach frank beamer. beamer retired after 29 years leading the team. ### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more --
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until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny
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sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix clearing with highs in the
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thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers
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first the extreme freeze... now the snow and ice. why financial experts say the winter weather could melt your savings by spring. # a new survey finds most americans want to live to be 100 years old. but there's a catch. what experts say prevents that...
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. researchers are learning that paying employees to exercise may not work ... but the reverse might be effective. a new study compared the results of employee programs that were offering financial incentives to walk seven thousand steps a day. programs that paid workers for achieving their daily goal were not any more effective than having no incentive at all. but programs that gave cash up front -- which was taken away if workers missed their goal -- were 50-percent more successful
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than ever thanks to modern medicine and technology. in fact... a new survey from time and the stanford center on longevity found that 77 percent of survey respondents want to live to be 100 years old. but the survey found that online one in three were actually prepared to do so. most responders were not happy with their current body weight and many felt that they dont exercise enough. almost half of the survey participants also said they likely dont have the financial means to live that long.
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attention due to how people are perceiving it. take a look at this image and what do you see? a rabbit or a duck? psychologists say that the faster you recognize both animals, the quicker your brain works. and if you didn't spot it right away - the faster you then adjust your perception indicates how creative you are. the visual exercise was first presented in 1892... and is now used as a quick leadership test. snow removal expenses and canceled flights add up... but the weather weather can also impact your bottom line. one of the things impacting your wallet is the ease of ordering
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a lot of us engage in impulse shopping because we're stuck inside. we also tend to order comfort food but multiple meal deliveries can add up. being snowbound can also mean a new year's gym membership goes to waste. you can also save by turning down your thermostat 10 - 15 degrees at night to save about 10 percent on your heating bill. now to kristina, with for a look at
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winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s ahead in sports - the cavaliers
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to get back on the winning track. but first a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam. more storm coverage coming up at
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. the countdown is underway at the birthplace of speed. wsls 10's john appicello explains.# appy oncam good morning everybody.. the countdown--to the great american race. is underway. here's a look at some of the issues...as the 500 approaches.. pkg speedweeks are underway..with a something old..something new...and something borrowed..
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denny hamlin and joe gibbs racing...at the front...is old news... the commonwealth kid won the sprint unlimited saturday night..keeping the championship team in the spotlight.. something new---that's the young gun...chase elliott...all of 20 years old..in jeff gordon's old ride... become the youngest ever drive to sit on the pole...at the 500... chase elliott/daytona polesitter:".....d aytona 500 qualifying day is such a such a such an opportunity for teams to really i feel like show what they've done in the off-season and the kind of work ethic that they have and and they man- hours that and the massaging they've put into these racecars to find those extra hundreds, thousands of a second that are so crucial on qualifying day so that's what it's all about today so i don't i don't feel like it's about me." something borrowed..that' s brian vickers... subbing for tony stewart---in the 14 vickers is making a comeback of his own..from blood clots.. and his opening performance..in cluded this scary wreck on saturday night.. brian vickers/14 stewart haas driver: "..it feels good to be back
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than going to hundred miles an hour i could've done without the hard impact in the outside wall after cutting a right rear tire but everyone works so hard on my car and it was good man we drove from the back to the front we had a little contact with the 18 got shuffled to the back and drove right back to the front." as for something blue.. there is plenty to choose from.. but nascar fans know.. its the black and white checkers..that matter most... oncam and last night..uva trying to bounce back from that loss to duke.. vo this one..was 31 all at the half...in charlottesville ..where uva...just doesn't lose.. secondh alf...hoo crew steps up.. malcolm brogdon..the deft theft.. he's taking it to the tin.. and anthony gil finished it..with the flying flush.. uva on a 13-2 second half run..to victory.. brogdon finished with 22...perrantes 19....isaiah wilkins had 13 boards.. uva by 20- that's all of it..ja wsls 10 sports. still ahead... a look at the delays you can expect today as our winter weather team coverage continues. "and it just starts swirling you
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everything, flying everywhere" plus... cleanup is underway after tornadoes hit the south. the damage the storms left behind. but first.. here's a look at some of your snow photos. keep sending in your best shots.. email them to us at news at wsls- dot-com or post them on the wsls
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any kind of weather events, we always get everyone on call the cleanup is underway ... as snow removal crews put their shovels and plows to the test. the latest efforts across southwest virginia.. and the flooding concerns this morning. # mother nature continues causing
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the icy conditions that you need to know and the thousands of people that are without power.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. from school closings to power outages and deadly accidents... this winter storms is still causing problems. it's been more than 24-hours ... since the first flakes fell here in southwest virginia. now ... the powdery flakes ... have turned into ice... causing some major concerns for road crews. more than 85 million people from the midwest to the eastern seaboard are affected by this winter weather. from roanoke ... to the highlands... we have live team coverage this morning... as we monitor the conditions. but first... lets check in with storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori.. kristina when can we expect this mess to move out? winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s
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showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the
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look at our timesaver traffic system... time now for your timesaver traffic report. the winter storm has turned deadly. police were called to more than 5-hundred crashes. three people died in accidents due to slick road conditions in loudoun, chesterfield and fauquier counties. two troopers and a firefighter were hit at the scene of two of those incidents. one trooper was seriously injured. due to the icy conditions, virginians are still being asked to avoid unnecessary travel, if at all possible early this morning. # v-dot crews are still out on the roads this morning... working to keep them clear from
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v-dot spokesperson jason bond is live with us on the phone. jason-- what are conditions like right now? right now? what are crews focusing on this morning?? jason bond with v-dot... thank
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so much for talking with us. warmer temperatures and the rain we're seeing right now is leading to some flooding... especially on roads. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier continues our live team coverage from roanoke county... erin, hows it looking? warmer temperatures and rain on top of the snow.. has some
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roanoke city crews have turned their attention to storm drains. they've plowed the roads and areas near curbs so that water can trickle below. the director says .. if you are out shovelling your sidewalk .. it's important not to pile snow on the storm drains because it can freeze and prevent water from moving off the roads. from moving off the roads. from moving off the roads. bob bengston, public works director: "we would certainly discourage snow anywhere storm drains, but anyone who has the opportunity themselves to clear that, we
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assistance." crews tell us they will clear blocked storm drains as needed to prevent water backup on the roads. if you do have to head out this morning.. we're seeing the potential for black ice and flooding. be sure to use your headlights--if your windshield wipers are on, it's state law to have your headlights on too. of course-- slow down. slower speeds make it easier to drive on slick and wet roads. we say it all the time-- but never drive through standing water, what looks like a puddle could be much deeper. finally-- always buckle up and never drive distracted. bug if you're heading out this morning.. be on the lookout for water ponding up in the roads as well as black ice.
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we're seeing some power outages this morning. currently there are.. around two thousand people without power in roanoke city. more than a thousand are in the dark in franklin ... henry and roanoke county.. smaller outages are underway in botetourt... campbell and
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appalchian power spokesperson teresa hamilton power spokesperson teresa hamilton hall is live with us on the phone. teresa -- exactly how many people are in the dark?
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the accumulation was lighter than expected, but packed snow on roads and ice are still making driving treacherous. w-s-l-s 10's rob manch is in covington this morning... rob, tell us what it's like out there?### i'll tell you what i wouldn't want to drive in this mess. the rain is coming down pretty hard at this point which means low visibility for cars on the road. vo: vdot has already reported a minor accident that happened on
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earlier this morning around 2-30 that has the right shoulder closed. so definitely be careful if you have to make it out this morning. but this rain also raises concerns for those vdot crews that have been battling this storm since yesterday. it is washing all the salt and brine solution off the roads, so like you said if the temperature drops below freezing, ice could be a major concern. tag: of course we will continue to keep you updated this morning on conditions here in the covington area, but just like yesterday, if you can avoid or even delay that morning commute, it would be preferable to driving in these dangerous conditions. in covington, rob manch, w-s-l-s 10. now to kristina, with a look at our
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winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with
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friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . this is a live look at blacksburg
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effect until noon today today: morning rain tech skycam.
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good morning. thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm... and i'm... danville police say icy road conditions causes seven accidents in the city overnight. even as temperatures rise, road crews say it will take time for road conditions to improve. police urge you to stay home unless you absolutely have to travel. power lines and tree limbs became covered with ice beginning around 7:30 last night as rain fell and froze. this morning, a city utilities spokesperson reports widespread power outages throughout the city. jason grey/utilities director:"we take the greatest number of outages and try to work those first. the more people we can get restored first is where we target." grey says the last time the city saw power outages due to a winter storm was february 20th of last year when about 2500 people
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it took about three days to get everyone's power back on.### despite warnings to stay off the roads, there were still several cars out on the snow and ice in roanoke county. this is good for business for local repair shops. staff at the roanoke auto service center say they've towed several vehicles. others had mechanical issues. they say this cold weather can cause car troubles. kyle dudley / roanoke auto service center: 6:11:29 "it's been stranger we've had two alternators go out today. i don't know if it is because of the cold. i know it is hard on them. i also know driving in the snow the last time it snowed. we had to put in 3 transmissions after it so if you are out driving and jerking around on it be careful." if you do have to travel...police are reminding people over the " move over" law. be aware of your surrounds and move to the side when you see stopped emergency vehicles and tow trucks on the road.. people in florida are cleaning up
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damages homes and leaves thousands of people in the dark. monday's twister in florida's panhandle was part of a large winter storm that hit the east coast with snow, sleet, strong winds and rain. the national weather service confirmed the tornado touched down near century.... that's about 45 miles north of pensacola. no serious injuries were reported. nocg" i thought at first it was gonna miss us and then when the boom hit it almost sucked us out of the house" the massive storm system also brought tornadoes to louisiana ... mississippi and alabama. crews will be out to survey the damage later today.### winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain
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with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers 60s
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highs in the low to middle 50s more winter weather coverage in 3 minutes. winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers possible with highs in the lower 60s weather coverage
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to know before you head out the door this morning three people died in accidents due to slick road conditions in loudoun, chesterfield and fauquier counties. this is a live look from covington this morning... as you can see the roads are icy. virginians are still being asked to avoid unnecessary travel, if at all possible. the icy conditions are also causing power outages. currently there are.. almost 6 thousand in the dark in franklin county. roanoke - 5,143.. henry co - 2,583 ... roanoke co -3,617 ... smaller outages are underway in
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warmer temperatures and the rain we're seeing right now is leading to some flooding... especially on roads. the snow has been cleared out of the road and in some cases, piled on top of storm drains, freezing back over and keeping all of the rain from running off of the roads and into the drains. crew have been working overnight to clear the drains. winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu our region as you head out the door this morning. ahead at 6..... more winter
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including a live update on power outages.
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"these roads are gonna be treacherous." after a day of snow ... much of the commonwealth is now covered in ice. how crews are working to clear the slick roadways that will likely cause a messy commute. # plus one of several family members facing charges in connection to the lyon sisters investigation goes before a judge. the plea he's expected to enter in court.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. much of the east coast continues to deal with messy winter weather... and we're dealing
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on the heels of an extreme freeze across the northeast this weekend -- another system moves from the midwest to the eastern seaboard. more than 85- million people are expected to endure snow and freezing rain. we have live team coverage with what you need to know. but first lets check in storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori. kristina, any idea on when we canexpect a warm up?### winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the
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thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s
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with all this ice we're seeing some power outages this morning. currently there are.. around two thousand people without power in roanoke city. more than a thousand are in the dark in henry and roanoke county.. smaller outages are underway in botetourt... campbell and pulaski county. appalchian power spokesperson
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hall is live with us on the phone. teresa -- exactly how many people are in the dark? warmer temperatures and the rain
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warmer temperatures and the rain we're seeing right now warmer temperatures and the rain
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is leading to some flooding... especially on roads. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier continues our live team coverage from roanoke county... erin, hows it looking? now crews are concerned about a new issue-- the potential for isolated flooding. the snow has been cleared out of the road and in some cases, piled on top of storm drains, freezing back over and keeping all of the rain from running off of the roads and into the drains. many of the same crews who have been on snow patrol over the past few days.. have been
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clear the storm drains. bob bengston, public works director "in the case of our night shift obviously, they need to alter their sleep schedules and that something that's difficult to prepare for. but, they do the best they can because i think that's something they recognize they are out their for extended periods of time." if you do have to head out this morning.. we're seeing the potential for black ice and flooding. be sure to use your headlights--if your windshield wipers are on, it's state law to have your headlights on too. of course-- slow down. slower speeds make it easier to drive on slick and wet roads. we say it all the time-- but never drive through standing water, what looks like a puddle could be much deeper. finally-- always buckle up and never drive distracted. in the allegheny highlands... e in the allegheny highlands... the snow was lighter than expected the area ended on the lower end of the forecast, getting about six
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on roads and ice are still making driving treacherous. w-s-l-s 10's rob manch is in covington this morning... rob, tell us what it's like out there?### i'll tell you what i wouldn't want to drive in this mess. the rain is coming down pretty hard at this point which means low visibility for cars on the road. vo: vdot has already reported a minor accident that happened on interstate 64 in allegheny county earlier this morning around 2-30 that has the right shoulder closed. so definitely be careful if you have to make it out this morning. but this rain also raises concerns for those vdot crews that have been battling this storm since yesterday. it is washing all the salt and brine solution off the roads, so like you said if the temperature drops below freezing, ice could be a major concern. tag:
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down pretty hard at this point which means low visibility for cars a reminder... to download our storm team 10 news and weather apps. it includes school closings... delays... and travel conditions. you can also head to our website wsls dot com for the latest information. ### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more --
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winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny
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sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al
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upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers this morning... stay with us, we're back in 3
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(man) this is where it all started. i received a call from our dispatch center. smoke was coming from a manhole, and that's not good. we entered the manhole. we discovered that the cables had been melted by the fire. we jumped in, we got to work, and in a little over eight hours, we had the power back on. hi, i'm john snyder, distribution system supervisor for appalachian power. it's my goal to keep the lights on and everything run smoothly, and no one even notices. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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in other news... lawyers for the virginia department of in other news... lawyers for the virginia department of alcoholic beverage control want an amended civil lawsuit... filed by u-v-a student martese johnson thrown out. court documents indicate the defendants filed an expedited motion to strike. lawyers for the defendants say the lawsuit was changed beyond what a judge instructed johnson's attorneys during a hearing last month. johnson is suing virginia a-b-c... its director... and three agents involved in his bloody arrest. he is seeking $3 million dollars. # a former bedford police officer is scheduled to appear in court today after being indicted on six felonies for possesion of child pornography. 54-year-old brian mcalexander is scheduled to have a bond hearing. investigators says mcalexander was the target of an investigation centered around file sharing programs. according to indictments, he is being investigated for six videos - some of which involve
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mcalexander was with the bedford police department for more than 25 years.### happening today--- one of the suspects charged in connection to the disappearance of the lyon sisters is scheduled to appear in court in bedford county. court records show leslie engleking is expected to enter a guilty plea for perjury charges. gladys stangee and amy welch- johnson have already faced aajudge on obstruction of justice charges. engleking waived his right to a preliminary hearing. katherine and sheila lyon went missing from a maryland mall 40-years ago. it's believed they were eventually brought to bedford county. # a woman charged in connection with the murder of a roanoke man is expected to enter a guilty plea today. brea ann belcher is expected to appear before a judge today in roanoke circuit court. she was scheduled for a jury trial until it was continued. belcher is charged with being an accessory after the fact... relating to geoffrey was found at the rodeway inn on orange avenue last june..### in what's news today...
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bringing solar energy to the city. the project is an effort to reduce costs... by decreasing congestion... and additional transmission charges. council members will also consider adopting an ordinance to increase the number of police officers by four... up to one hundred 35. they say increasing the number of positions... will help reduce crime. there have been multiple shootings in the last couple weeks. # the franklin county board of supervisors will discuss money for school buses. the school board is asking for $3-hundred 40-thousand dollars to replace three buses... and one special education bus. # roanoke city council meets this afternoon to honor several community leaders. they will pay tribute to roanoke city police chief chris perkins who plans to retire next month. crime rates dropped almost every year he was employed. civil rights leader "al holland" will also be recognized. he worked at norfolk and western railroad for 46 years and was named citizen of the year in 2003. council members will also salute the career of legendary virginia tech head football coach frank beamer.
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leading the team. ### snow removal expenses and canceled flights add up... but the weather weather can also impact your bottom line. one of the things impacting your wallet is the ease of ordering things online. a lot of us engage in impulse shopping because we're stuck inside. we also tend to order comfort food but multiple meal deliveries can add up. being snowbound can also mean a new year's gym membership goes to waste. you can also save by turning down your thermostat 10 - 15 degrees at night to save about 10 percent on your heating bill. now to kristina, with for a look at
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winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers
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monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s ahead in sports - the cavaliers try winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with the cavaliers try to get back on the winning track.
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county outside tanglewood mall.
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. the countdown is underway at the birthplace of speed. wsls 10's john appicello explains.# appy oncam good morning everybody.. the countdown--to the great american race. is underway. here's a look at some of the issues...as the 500 approaches.. pkg
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a something old..something new...and something borrowed.. and maybe something blue? denny hamlin and joe gibbs racing...at the front...is old news... the commonwealth kid won the sprint unlimited saturday night..keeping the championship team in the spotlight.. something new---that's the young gun...chase elliott...all of 20 years old..in jeff gordon's old ride... become the youngest ever drive to sit on the pole...at the 500... chase elliott/daytona polesitter:".....d aytona 500 qualifying day is such a such a such an opportunity for teams to really i feel like show what they've done in the off-season and the kind of work ethic that they have and and they man- hours that and the massaging they've put into these racecars to find those extra hundreds, thousands of a second that are so crucial on qualifying day so that's what it's all about today so i don't i don't feel like it's about me." something borrowed..that' s brian vickers... subbing for tony stewart---in the 14 vickers is making a comeback of his own..from blood clots.. and his opening performance..in
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brian vickers/14 stewart haas driver: "..it feels good to be back in a race car nothing better than going to hundred miles an hour i could've done without the hard impact in the outside wall after cutting a right rear tire but everyone works so hard on my car and it was good man we drove from the back to the front we had a little contact with the 18 got shuffled to the back and drove right back to the front." as for something blue.. there is plenty to choose from.. but nascar fans know.. its the black and white checkers..that matter most... oncam and last night..uva trying to bounce back from that loss to duke.. vo this one..was 31 all at the half...in charlottesville ..where uva...just doesn't lose.. secondh alf...hoo crew steps up.. malcolm brogdon..the deft theft.. he's taking it to the tin.. and anthony gil finished it..with the flying flush.. uva on a 13-2 second half run..to victory.. brogdon finished with 22...perrantes 19....isaiah wilkins had 13 boards.. uva by 20- that's all of it..ja wsls 10 sports. still ahead... a look at the delays you can expect today as
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"and it just starts swirling you can see the tin and everything, flying everywhere" plus... cleanup is underway after tornadoes hit the south. the damage the storms left behind. but first.. here's a look at some of your snow photos. keep sending in your best shots.. email them to us at news at wsls-
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any kind of weather events, we always get everyone on call the cleanup is underway ... as snow removal crews put their shovels and plows to the test. the latest efforts across southwest virginia.. and the
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mother nature continues causing a mess in southwest virginia. the icy conditions that you need to know and the thousands of people that are without power.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. from school closings to power outages and deadly accidents... this winter storms is still causing problems. it's been more than 24-hours ... since the first flakes fell here in southwest virginia. now ... the powdery flakes ... have turned into ice... causing some major concerns for road crews. more than 85 million people from the midwest to the eastern seaboard are affected by this winter weather. from roanoke ... to the highlands... we have live team coverage this morning... as we monitor the conditions. but first... lets check in with storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori..
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winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with 40s
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showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with timesaver traffic system...
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a live look at us- 29 north bound at the corner of candlers mountain road in lynchburg. time now for your timesaver traffic report. the winter storm has turned deadly. the winter storm has turned deadly. police were called to more than 5-hundred crashes. three people died in accidents due to slick road conditions in loudoun, chesterfield and fauquier counties. two troopers and a firefighter were hit at the scene of two of those incidents. one trooper was seriously injured. due to the icy conditions, virginians are still being asked to avoid unnecessary travel, if at all possible early this morning. # v-dot crews are still out on the roads this morning... working to
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snow and ice. v-dot spokesperson jason bond is live with us on the phone. jason-- what are conditions like right now?
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jason bond with v-dot... thank you focusing on this morning?? jason bond with v-dot... thank
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with all this ice we're seeing widespread power outages this morning. currently there are.. around two thousand people without power in roanoke city. more than a thousand are in the dark in henry and roanoke county.. smaller outages are underway in botetourt... campbell and pulaski county. warmer temperatures and the rain we're seeing right now the rain we're seeing right now is leading to some flooding... warmer temperatures and the rain we're seeing right now is leading to some flooding... especially on roads.
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continues our live team coverage from roanoke county... erin, hows it looking? warmer temperatures and rain on top of the snow.. has some worried about flooding. roanoke city crews have turned their attention to storm drains. they've plowed the roads and areas near curbs so that water can trickle below. the director says .. if you are out shovelling your sidewalk .. it's important not to pile snow on the storm drains because it can freeze and prevent water
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from moving off the roads. bob bengston, public works director: "we would certainly discourage snow anywhere in the street or in front of the storm drains, but anyone who has the opportunity themselves to clear that, we certainly welcome that assistance." crews tell us they will clear blocked storm drains as needed to prevent water backup on the roads. if you do have to head out this morning.. we're seeing the potential for black ice and flooding. be sure to use your headlights--if your windshield wipers are on, it's state law to have your headlights on too. of course-- slow down. slower speeds make it easier to drive on slick and wet roads. we say it all the time-- but never drive through standing water, what looks like a puddle could be much deeper. finally-- always buckle up and never drive distracted. bug if you're heading out this morning.. be on the lookout for
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now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of ice & rain .lows in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s
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you can also head to our website wsls dot com... for the latest information. ### we leave you with a live look at blacksburg from out virginia tech tower cam... as you can see lots of ice covering the area. more team coverage in just a few minutes... including a live report from the highlands and an update from southside... stay with us.# there has to be a way. carry the centimeter, divide by 3.14 something something something... [ beeping, whirring ] great caesar salad!
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thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm... jenna zibton. and i'm... patrick mckee. in the allegheny highlands... the accumulation was lighter than expected, but packed snow on roads and ice are still making driving treacherous. driving treacherous. w-s-l-s 10's rob manch is in covington this morning... rob, tell us what it's like out there?### i'll tell you what i wouldn't want to drive in this mess. the rain is coming down pretty hard at this point which means low visibility for cars on the road. vo: vdot has already reported a minor accident that happened on interstate 64 in allegheny county earlier this morning around 2-30 that has the right shoulder closed. so definitely be careful if you have to make it out this morning.
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for those vdot crews that have been battling this storm since yesterday. it is washing all the salt and brine solution off the roads, so like you said if the temperature drops below freezing, ice could be a major concern. tag: of course we will continue to keep you updated this morning on conditions here in the covington area, but just like yesterday, if you conditions causes seven accidents in the city overnight. even as temperatures rise, road crews say it will take time for road conditions to improve. police urge you to stay home unless you absolutely have to travel. power lines and tree limbs became covered with ice beginning around 7:30 last night as rain fell and froze. this morning, a city utilities spokesperson reports widespread
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throughout the city. people in florida are cleaning up this morning after a tornado damages homes and leaves thousands of people in the dark. monday's twister in florida's panhandle was part of a large winter storm that hit the east coast with snow, sleet, strong winds and rain. the national weather service confirmed the tornado touched down near century.... that's about 45 miles north of pensacola. no serious injuries were reported. crews will be out to survey the damage later today.### winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers
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in the lower 30s wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in
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winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing more winter weather coverage in
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know before you head out the door this morning virginians are still being asked to avoid unnecessary travel, if at all possible. this is a live look from covington this morning... as you can see the
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so far three people died in accidents due to slick road conditions in loudoun, chesterfield and fauquier counties. the icy conditions are also causing widespread power outages. currently there are.. almost 8 thousand in the dark in franklin county... about 7 thousand in roanoke and roanoke county... nearly 3 thousand in henry county. smaller outages are underway in botetourt... campbell and pulaski county. warmer temperatures and rain on top of the snow.. has some worried about flooding on the roads. this is a live look from roanoke county outside tanglewood mall... as you can see there is some standing water in the parking lot. crews are working to clear storm drains in an effort to clear the rising waters. winter storm warning in effect until noon today today: morning rain showers.after noon clearing with highs in the middle to upper 40s tonight: isolated showers possible mix of
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wednesday: isolated icy mix possible in the morning.gradu al clearing with highs in the upper 40s thursday: mostly sunny our region as you head out the door this morning. coming up next on today... coming up next on today... continuing coverage on this winter weather as nearly fifty million americans wake up to a very messy commute this morning
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winter wallop. nearly 50 million americans waking up to a sloppy commute. a massive storm sweeping across at least 17 states, from north carolina to new england. south. a 94-year-old woman trapped inside her home. >> hallelujah! >> first responders and volunteers form a human chain to pull the woman from the debris. ultimatum. donald trump now threatening to sue ted cruz if the senator doesn't stop running attack ads. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> and trump doubles down on his attacks on the bush family as the former president hit it is trail for his brother. supreme battle. could the president name his nominee for the court as early as next week? there's a showdown between the successor for justice antonin

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