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nats of chain saws now at seven ... clean-up continues throughout southwest virginia after snow and ice wreak havoc. how crews are working to repair the damage. plus ... one system is behind us... now another is on the way. what the new band of winter weather could bring and how it'll impact parts of our area. good evening, and thanks for i'm lindsey ward. and i'm dawn jefferies. the recent snow storm knocked out power all over southwest virginia. one of the areas impacted is danville. power crews have been working all day to restore power to everyone in the just about finished. wsls 10's colter anstaett has an
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as you can see behind me, crews are still on kennon drive, as they have been all day, working to repair multiple power poles and multiple power lines. "we're pretty lucky. i'd say we're lucky." lucky because the storm could've been much worse. around 750 people in danville lost power as a result of yesterday's storm, but now only about 150 are still without power. jerone mabe/engineerin g technician - "if it had kept raining and the temperature had staid around freezing, 31 to 32 degrees, we would've had a lot more people out." the city says the biggest concentration of outages came this morning when around 500 people lost power due to a problem at the piney forest substation. utilities worker are hoping to have everyone's power restored before the end of today. last time the city experienced a large number of power outages from a winter storm was february 20th last year when around 25 hundred people lost power. in danville, colter anstaett, wsls 10. people in danville aren't the only ones without power. a
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surrounding counties are still in the dark tonight. in all ... about 20- thousand customers don't have power. ice and trees laying on power lines are causing the outages in franklin... henry... and roanoke counties. crews started working around eight this morning and will continue to work until ten tonight. appalachian power says restoring power to everyone could take three to four days. crews across the area are tasked with damage control after monday's storm. the mixture of snow and ice weighing on branches caused tree limbs to split. it means extra business for one local company. wsls 10's christina craig explains. "whether it's clearing small branches or entire trees owner mark booth says his phone has been ringing off the hook non-stop since earlier this morning." owner mark booth of mark's tree and stump removal let our cameras shadow his clean up crews.
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everyone -- it's lifting heavy branches and requires hours on end in the cold. but, booth says before crews get chopping, first he appraises the damage. once booth gets a quote...which can run up to one-thousand- dollars, crews come out to to work. mark booth , owner mark's tree and stump removal - "we had big branches fall and you just have to get out and get it into small pieces where you can manage it. and get it into piles where you can manage the piles." booth says crews are dealing with scattered tree limbs and some even weighing on homes. it's a clean up process that can take several hours. "many clean up crews have been out since 8 this morning. booth says in total, he appraised nearly 20 homes...was able to clear half that and will continue work tomorrow. in roanoke, christina craig, wsls10." the better business bureau urges you use caution before hiring someone to clean up your storm damage. the group says scammers often come out looking to take advantage of homeowners needing help. the b-b-b offers some tips ... be wary of people who show up unsolicited offering help.
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get everything in writing. don't pay for everything up front-- just a deposit. while people throughout our area continue to dig out and clean up ... other parts of the country are dealing with much of the same. a wintry mix of snow ... ice and heavy rain hammered the east coast. this is video from rochester, new york. as you can see ... the snow continued to come down throughout the day today ... making it extremely difficult for drivers to get around. meanwhile ... a swarm of tornadoes hit the south hard. according to the national weather service ... tornadoes touched down in mississippi ... louisiana ... florida and even in north carolina. back in our area ... more snow could be on the way tonight. for more on what we can expect ... let's head on over to storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich. jeff ... after yesterday's snow and ice and last night's ice and rain, it was nice to see the sun return on tuesday. however, we will still be dealing with the ramifications of the last storm, as there
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due to downed trees and powerlines. also, we will be monitoring the river levels over the next couple of days because of all the precipitation that fell. a weak clipper system will impact the region tonight bringing some light precipitation with it. we will start to see some light snow showers work their way into the southern nrv and mountain empire during the mid- evening hours. as the storm progresses east towards southside, the light snow showers could changeover to rain showers. some flurries are possible across southside, but the light accumulations should stay just west of you into the nrv and mountain empire. these locations could see up to 1" 0-1" of snow. all this is gone by daybreak wednesday. tonight: turning mostly cloudy with sct. light snow/rain showers possible,
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lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. please be aware of the potential traffic report ... the two crashes we've been following in botetourt county near mile marker 155 ... are now clear. as for the rest of the area ... there are no major accidents to report at this time. however ... we do want to remind you to be careful when out on the roads ... be on the look out for flooded roads as well as icy conditions. the floyd county sheriff's office has a new program aimed at keeping the elderly and disabled safe during winter weather. rise and shine floyd launched just days ago under the direction of newly elected sheriff brian craig. dispatchers will call anyone enrolled in the program between the hours of nine and ten every morning ... seven days a week ... 365 days a year. they'll try up to three times. if there's no answer an officer will do a wellness check. the program is open to anyone. the goal is to have at least ten to 15 people on the call list for the first year.
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a former bedford police officer facing child pornography is released on bond. the conditions of brian
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facing child pornography charges will be allowed out of jail ... following a bond hearing. brian mcalexander was granted release on a 20-thousand dollar bond today. wsls 10's ananda rochita explains the conditions of his bond. ananda rochita/bedford "i have the bond order which lists what brian mcalexander can or can't do while out on bond this includes not allowed to use the internet and must live with his mother in collinsville." the attorney general's office was brought in as the special prosecutor since the bedford county commonwealth's
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local law enforcement. wes nance/assistant commonwealth's attorney - "we work very closely with them with the investigative state of crimes up until the prosecution so when there is a member of the law enforcement that's charged or accused of a crime our office has to remove itself from consideration." ananda rochita/bedford "mcalexander is expected to have an attorney advisement hearing this friday. in bedford ananda rochita wsls 10." tonight ... danville city council is expected to approve a requested increase in the city's police force. the goal is to help the department better combat turnover. currently ... city council 131 officers on its staff. two weeks ago ... danville's police chief asked the council to consider raising the number of allowable officers to 135 in order to get closer to always have 131 officers on staff. cpl. johnny west - "when the economy gets better jobs open up in other places, whether it's law enforcement or not, and they just decide they
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work somewhere else." the money to hire the additional officers would come from the current roughly 300-thousand dollars the police department has left over in it's personnel budget. we'll have the results from tonights vote on wsls 10 at 11. new tonight at 7 ... canadian pacific says it will ask federal regulators to approve the structure of its proposed takeover of norfolk southern. today ... canadian pacific's c-e-o said the railroad is taking the step because shareholders of both companies recommended it. so far ... norfolk southern has rejected all of canadian pacific's offers. the latest was worth about 30- billion dollars. the roanoke county sheriff's office teams up with the county's court systems and the omega psi phi fraternity to collect water for flint michigan. cases of water will be collected through this friday ... february 19-th. donations can be taken to the roanoke county sheriff's office. the goal is to pack a semi-
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now a look ahead to stories that tomorrow ... jenna after years of planning, open. the renovations and when kids will play soccer on the fields. plus, we'll be tracking roads... and school delays... the morning commute. join us wednesday morning on virginia today from 5-7 a-m... right here on wsls 10. jeff will have another check of your storm team 10 forecast in just a few minutes. then ... drivers use traffic apps on the road to know where police are located. why some say the apps may be doing more harm than good ... ahead in a
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you're looking at a live picture from our downtown skycam. after yesterday's snow and ice and last night's ice and rain, it was nice to see the sun return on tuesday. however, we will still be dealing with the ramifications of the last storm, as there numerous power outages due to downed trees and powerlines. also, we will be monitoring the river levels over the next couple of days because of all the precipitation that fell. a weak clipper system will impact the region tonight bringing some light precipitation with it. we will start to see some light snow
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the southern nrv and mountain empire during the mid- evening hours. as the storm progresses east towards southside, the light snow showers could changeover to rain showers. some flurries are possible across southside, but the light accumulations should stay just west of you into the nrv and mountaiiiiiipie. these locations could see up to 1" 0-1" of snow. all this is gone by daybreak wednesday. tonight: turning mostly cloudy with sct. light snow/rain showers possible, especially south of highway 460. lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. please be aware of the potential for some re- freezing.
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with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. we look to stay dry for the latter part of the work week. thursday will be mainly sunny with highs in the middle 40s. friday may see a little more cloud cover.we'll call it partly sunny. temperatures will rise into the upper 40s. the weekend will see the mercury skyrocket! we will climb into the low-to-mid 60s.enjoy it, as it will not last long. we will start the weekend dry under a mix of sun and clouds, but sunday clouds will thicken and we few showers. monday will be mostly cloudy with passing showers possible. it will stay warm with highs in the upper 50s. however, much colder air
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our next weather- maker. tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a rain/snow mix possible. now to a wsls 10 consumer watch. let's face it ... no one likes being pulled over. there are apps that warn drivers of police officers looking for speeders on the road. but officials warn ... you could be doing more harm than good. wsls 10's erin brookshier explains. when kristi weaver goes out for a drive, she keeps her eyes on the road, and her ears zeroed in on her 'waze' app. kristi weaver, uses waze app - "if you're someone like me who gets lost everywhere, it's a great thing." waze is way more than a gps. it connects her to other
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they'll warn her of obstacles coming up- like car crashes, traffic backups... or police officers. q: "why is it so helpful to know that?" kristi weaver, uses waze app - "i'm not really a speeder, but its just nice to know." kristi weaver, uses waze app - "there's always that moment in your heart where its like, 'oh my goodness, there's a cop!' ok, make sure all my blinkers are working! you're just always on edge. so its just kinda nice to know, all right, look sharp, there's a cop up there." but state trooper kenn watson says speed enforcement zones are more important than you may realize. kenn watson, florida highway patrol - "you have to remember by blasting out all this information you may be helping someone who really needs to be behind bars." dangerous, violent criminals are arrested daily thanks to simple traffic stops. for example- oklahoma city bomber timothy mcveigh, and serial killer ted bundy were both arrested after they were pulled over. watson says these traffic apps can help these criminals get away. kenn watson, florida highway patrol - "when we're making those traffic stops, we're
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streets. this is something we have to remember." instead, watson suggests just obey the speed limit and let law enforcement officials do their jobs. that way everybody wins- drivers like weaver won't get a ticket, and bad guys can get the justice they deserve. for this consumer watch i'm erin brookshier wsls 10. it was a big night for the stars at the 58-th grammy awards monday. the performer who walked away with the most awards.
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music's biggest night took place in los angeles monday as the 58- th grammy awards were handed out. record of the year went to "uptown funk" by mark ronson and bruno mars. it also won the grammy for best pop group performance. taylor swift took home 3 grammys ... including album of the year for "19-89." ed sheeran won song of the year for "thinking out loud." megan trainor won best new artist. chris stapleton won best country album ... but kendrick lamar was the big winner ... he won five grammys ... including best rap album. speaking of the grammys ... adele returned to the stage singing all i ask ... but her performance fell a little short. adele singing all i ask the usually flawless singer sounded flat ... and the music seemed to overpower her at
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adele cleared up the mystery after the show. she tweeted a microphone on the piano fell onto the strings ... making it sound out of tune. there were several other issues during the show as well ... even access to the live stream had reported glitches. kanye west announces his new album release ... takes it back ... then drops another bombshell. the rapper says he's 53-million- dollars in debt. west took to twitter to announce the news saying ... "please pray we overcome ... this is my true heart." it's not clear whether he was serious. here's what you can expect to see tonight in primetime ... starting at eight it's hollywood game night. after that it's chicago med at nine. at ten it's chicago fire. then at 11 we'll be back with more
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