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but winter made its presence known from north carolina to the peninsula, if only for a few minutes in some areas. now the newsteam on your side with coverage of what could be a dangerously cold weekend. we've got everything you need to know about fighting the freeze. we start in the super doppler 10 weather center tonight. i'm tom schaad with chief meteorologist don slater. don -- you say you've stopped tracking snow, and turned your attention to freezing temperatures. what are you expecting for the
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of course -- one of our palka is live in virginia beach. liz, what are the roads looking like where you are? tom - we have driven from the southside - to the peninsula - and now back again. we have not had any problems driving around. so we wanted to give you another angle. show you the roads from the perspective of someone who is working to keep them clear. kevin kirby operates a virginia beach public
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spreader. he let us come along as he checked out the conditions around dam neck road and ferrell parkway. c41 17:33:10 - i started this shift early this morning. but ive been out here since the storm started about 2 oclock. no need for clearing snow after the accumulation virginia beach and much of hampton roads saw friday. instead, kirby and other crews are focused on preventing black ice. c41 17:33:47 - we're trying to keep the roads from icing over we're trying to treat the wet spots that could possible freeze up. and even get black ice. as kirby is out on the road - another equipment operator is back mixing sand and salt. the mixture is then loaded into the spreaders streets through the night. more than a dozen trucks will work clear through until six saturday morning. treating the primary roads and looking for ice on bridges and overpasses. c43 17:36:33 we're going to pretty much have a shift all around the clock until the morning. :36 especially with the cold temperatures we're having
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here's something interesting. kirby told us we would be surprised to know how many drivers try to pass plows. depending on the conditions, that is often dangerous. they ask that you give them room, let them do their job, which is only to make these roads safer. live in vb liz palka, 10 on your side. now we want to let you know how crews are handling highway safety --
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v-dot's jennifer gwaltney joins us now. in a race against the cold night, portsmouth police are looking for a missing woman. this is 59 year old darlene faulk from chesapeake. police tell us faulk was last seen around six this evening at maryview hospital. family are worried about her with the temperatures being so low. if you've seen faulk or
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10 on your side's matt gregory sent in this video from jennette's pier in nags head when the snow first started coming down. you helped augment the presence of our reporters. thank you for aiding us in providing images to your fellow viewers. at the height of the snow -- we got this video from nelene gibbs in south nag's head. she says the flakes were heavy, and it piled up quickly. terry rose sent us images of snow covered trees in so-called winter wonderland. and in kill devil hills that wonder included a small version of old man winter. thank you to harold cutrell who sent us this photo. and winter shot of bodie island lighthouse in nags head. this one comes courtesy of erin zel. finally, from mary vail, who says the clouds parted just in time to catch a little sunset over the bayville golf course in virginia beach.
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to do so -- send pictures and videos of weather conditions in your neighborhood to report it at wavy.com. breaking news -- crews are on the scene of an apartment fire in chesapeake. they say it's at the intersection of poindexter street and jackson avenue -- in the south norfolk section of the city. our erin kelly is there live -- let's get a report from her. though the snow has stopped falling -- the temperatures won't yet! 10 on your side's erin kelly has been in
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our erin kelly is there live -- let's get a our erin kelly is there live -- let's get a report from her. report from her. report from her. breaking news from half way around the world. this is an 88 story building in abu dhabi. these pictures just came in of a the skyscraper lit up like a
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25th floor early -- after investigators say a gas cylinder may have exploded. the building was reportedly still under
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(cell phone rings) where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. where are you? it's very loud there.
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team coverage of the winter weather takes us to an area that saw some of the most snow today. 10 on your side's liz kilmer is live in elizabeth city. liz -- how have things changed since this
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not a whole lot - most of the snow began tapering off by 5 tonight. there was concern over wet roads turning icy - but we haven't seen too many problems here. take a look, this is north road street. traffic is ..... as you can see, the pavement is clear i want to show you a look at conditions earlier, though. this was elizabeth city earlier this afternoon. 10 on your side's joe fisher was out here when the flurries began shortly before 2. several plow trucks were spotted but plows really weren't needed, as snow didn't stick to pavement. n-c-d-o-t started preparing for this storm in advance -- they put brine out yesterday and this morning. this is video from nearby hertford, you can see n-c-d-o-t trucks gearing up -- and fully stocked sand piles. crews were focusing their efforts on bridges and overpasses. and their efforts really seemed to pay off.
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continue to monitor roads into the overnight hours in elizabeth city. we drove down here from norfolk around 7 tonight -- snow can be spotted on the sides of roads - as you can see here -- there are certainly accumulations on grassy areas, but major roadways heading down here looked ok at that hour. route 17 wasn't iced over from what we observed. tom, back to you. former virginia governor jim gilmore has suspended his campaign for the white house. the long-shot candidate jumped into the crowded race in july. he received 133 votes in the new hampshire primary -- and just 12 in the iowa caucuses. gilmore says he will support whoever the republican party chooses
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candidate for november. in a tweet, he says he will do all he can to make sure that person will keep us safe. gilmore was the only contender with military experience. this was his second bid for the presidency, he ran briefly in 2007. with gilmore dropping out, six republicans remain. they are businessman donald trump, florida senator marco rubio, texas senator ted cruz, retired neurosurgeon ben carson, former florida governor jeb bush, and ohio governor john kasich. they'll debate tomorrow night in greenville, south carolina. virginia's senate has approved a bill some say protects businesses and people opposing same-sex marriage. supporters say it prevents the government from denying grants and contracts over religious beliefs. opponents say it gives people and businesses a license to discriminate against the l-g-b-t community. governor terry mcauliffe has promised to veto the bill. (anchors ad lib toss to
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(anchors ad lib toss to don) tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday:
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windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds:
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chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds:
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chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind
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chills: mid teens. we're not the only ones who dealt with winter weather today -- snow. takes responsibility for the repsonse from dominion virginia power tonight. i'm bruce rader and coming up in 25 minutes on the sportswrap, two local basketball greats have been named as finalists for the basketball hall of fame. did you know virginia hasn't won at duke in 21 years--the hoo's will try again tomorrow, we'll hear from them. we'll check in with the old dominion, william and mary and norfolk state basketball teams, and the latest from daytona at
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investigators in northern california are investigating an unusal traffic accident that turned deadly. they say the driver was speeding when his vehicle spun out, flipped and landed in a tree. the driver died, but no one else was hurt. investigators say the tree stopped the vehicle from slamming into a bedroom where someone was sleeping. (--sot--) s/kirsten cutts/neighborhood resident :09 "definitely very very grateful. i've
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how i feel about it." investigators say the driver may have been drinking. it's nearly valentine's day -- and you may be see a lot more flowers for sale. see what it takes to get those bouquets to the store. it was too good to last! who got the chance to buy gas for 99
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in a race against the cold night, portsmouth police say they have found a missing woman. this is 59 year old darlene faulk from chesapeake. police tell us faulk was
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evening at maryview hospital. they found her safe and sound in portsmotuh. let's get another check of the forecast now -- the snow has pretty much stopped but the cold snap is moving in. chief meteorologist don slater joins us now. don -- you say temps could dip into the teens over the next couple days. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s.
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chills: mid teens. tonight: snow ending by 9 pm, then decreasing clouds. lows: mid-20s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. wind chills: mid teens. saturday: mix of sun and clouds. cold and windy. highs: low-30s. winds: nw 15-25 mph. wind chills: upper teens. sunday: mostly sunny. not as windy, but still cold. highs: mid-20s. winds: n 10-15 mph. wind
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10 on your side brought you live pictures across the area as the snow began to fall. it stuck to the north carolina ground for a while. snow started falling in virginia beach around two. we caught up with some taking it all in. (52 48:42) marisa weiss ((hands raised..i just moved here. is this the first snow you've got snow on your eyelashes are you excited very excited.")) nona carter/florida resident (look at this lady here what are you doing i am enjoying myself i've from florida and i love it)) marisa (have you caught snow flakes in your mouth
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winter left its footprint on other parts of the country as well. students stayed home and businesses kept their doors closed in knoxville, tennessee. they expected about an inch of snow there -- here's what we're seeing in pitt county, north carolina. about an inch of snow, and like here, it didn't really stick to the roads. but it did cause a few accidents. this is the real stuff. lake effect snow blanketed neighborhoods near buffalo new york. they're expecting three to five inches on top of what you see here. and while we deal with cold air through the weekend, in this part of new york state, temperatures are expected to reach 20 below. in michigan, two accidents caused major problems. police say one invovled nine cars and four tractor trailers -- one
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gallons of oil. the second pileup: 14 vehciles. at least four people were hurt -- one with serious injuries. old man winter even drops in on floridia this time of year, albiet a milder version. here you see nearly 500 manatees huddled together for warmth. waters along the gulf coast dropped below 50 degrees which is not good for manatees. but not bad for tourists who come to see them. think a lot of people don't think about them. you see your deer and your fish and things like that, but to see these, it's just awesome." vincente says: "when they're here, there here to conserve energy, they lower their metabolism, so they're basically chilling in the springs, sleeping, spending the vast majority of the time resting and conserving energy." the sea cows can suffer hypothermia and cold stress. they could eventually die
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under 68 degrees/ our weather coverage continues in few minutes, first chesapeake police say they found a meth lab while serving a warrant. 28 year old earnest brock faces a list of charges including identity theft and credit card fraud. police tell us he could face more - because of what they found behind his home. isle of wight county deputies served a search warrant in chesapeake this morning, that's when they reported the lab in a shed behind this home on meadows landing. the virginia state police were called to help control the lab. brock is in jail. a verdict in a case we've been following for nearly a year. a pulaski mother has been found guilty of neglect and abuse in her son's death. last march, police say ashley white and her husband left their five-year-old son, noah, and baby daughter home alone. noah vanished. and he was found dead in a septic tank nearly a week later. the judge says white didn't kill her son, but
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lead to his death. she will be sentenced in may. and this from virginia's supreme court. which upheld governor bob mcdonnell's decision to reduce sentence of a man sentenced to six life terms plus 118 years. travion blount took part in an armed robbery in 2006 when he was 15 years old. he did not take a plea deal. mcdonnell reduced the sentence to 40 years before leaving office. defense attorneys may try to appeal today's decision, so it can heard in federal court. new tonight. dominion power has taken responsibility for an oil sheen in the potomac river. the coast guard has been testing water samples in northern virginia this week. it says the mineral oil came from a dominion transformer station in crystal city. so far at least 21 wild geese and ducks have died at a waterfowl sanctuary because of the spill. 32 have been rescued. the spill stretched for eight miles. the e-p-a will decide whether to
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-- which has already started cleanup efforts. when was the last time you saw this? gasoline under a dollar a gallon. a brief return to the gold the 99-cent-special was part of an early valentine's deal just outside kansas city. neighbors said it was a sweet treat to fill up for less, but only for
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whether you like it or not -- we're just two days away from the annual celebration of love: valentine's day. it's a time when florists can really grow their bottom line. s/ jake ziebarth, len busch roses:07 - :12 "the sports superbowl just finished, but we are having ours right now. this is our largest two weeks of distribution of flowers throughout the five state area." len busch flowers in
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hydroponically just for this holiday. a spokesperson says that means the team has a long day ahead -- as couples step up their game. we'll distribute over valentine's day with the south american roses, as well as ours, we'll distribute a little over 2 and a half million roses per year." "wow... that's a lot of guys that remembered!" "laughs yes, yes." (butt) "other than just roses, the most popular burst of spring into the climate." 200 workers have their petals to the metal -- delivering these arrangements to shops in the midwest. after valentine's day -- this distributor says things do not slow down. he says there's easter and of course, mother's day. getting those flowers to the store is quite the process -- one that involves transportation and inspection. (peter sessler/mayesh director of purchasing :23-:27) "everything from south america comes to miami. it's really the biggest flower port of entry in the united states." before they end up on the shelves, many flowers
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international airport. u-p-s will fly more than 100-million flowers here for love birds across the u-s this valentine's day. that's 560-thousand boxes. nine million pounds. or more than eight million bouquets. it backs up the idea -- that valentine's day is the super bowl for flower people. two basketball icons from hampton roads are finalists to become members of the naismith memorial
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next on the sportswrap. do not delete these step away from reaching basketball immortality. as the basketball hall of fame announces it's finalists for the class of 2-thousand 16. i'm bruce rader, former all-star guard and 76ers legend allen iverson
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maryland coach lefty driesell from norfolk are among the 14 finalists for the naismith memorial basketball hall of fame's class coming up. the finalists move on to a vote of the hall of fame's 24-member honors committee; they must receive 18 votes for enshrinement. iverson, who's 40 years old now, played 14 years in the nba--he was an 11 time all- star, won the all-star game mvp twice, and was the nba's most valuable player 15 years ago. allen was a football and basketball star at bethel high school, he was named the virginia player of the year in both sports, and led bethel to state sports. he was the quarterback of the football team, and the point guard on the bethel basketball team, before spending two years playing college basketball for john thompson at georgetown. he had his share of problems off the court, his

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