[7-Road-Conditions]

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This morning's snow has made roads around the area treacherous.
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Steve Pardon is in Roanoke County -- checking on travel conditions around the area.
Steve?
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[7-Roanoke-Fire]


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An early morning fire forced a Roanoke family from their home.
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The blaze in the one-thousand block of Crescent Street began just before four.
The family got out safely and no one was injured.
Firefighters had trouble getting the flames under control because of the way the house was built.
They're still on the scene cleaning up and trying to figure out how the fire started.
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[7-Lee-Mural]


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A controversial portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was burned on Lee-Jackson-King Day.
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The portrait hangs at an outdoor Richmond gallery that's devoted to the city's history.
Police said the vandalism case is under investigation.
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Richmond City Council voted last summer to display the portrait following a heated public debate over whether Lee's role in the Civil War made his image offensive to blacks.

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Here's a look at your snowy Tuesday forecast.
The snow tapers off with freezing drizzle this afternoon.
Highs in the upper 20s.
Tonight partly cloudy and windy.
Lows in the lower 20s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-Road-Conditions]


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The snow has made the morning commute treacherous in the area.
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Steve Pardon is in Roanoke County -- keeping an eye on travel conditions.
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[45-Rockbridge-Accident]


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A Buena Vista teenager was killed and another critically injured in an auto accident.
It happened yesterday in Rockbridge County.
State police say 18-year-old John Thomas Huffman lost control of his car on a curve of Mountain View Road.
He and his passenger, Thomas James Brown, were thrown from the vehicle when it overturned.
Brown died at the scene.
Huffman was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

[45-Tultex]


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Henry County supervisors are lending an ear to laid off textile workers.
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County administrator Sid Clower will travel to Richmond later this week to meet with officials from Governor Gilmore's office.
Clower is hoping to have legislation introduced before the general assembly that would help the area's more than three thousand laid off textile workers.
Last night-- Clower and county supervisors held a meeting to gather input from those affected most.
A list of complaints was compiled -- they included -- seeking an increase and extension in unemployment benefits and Medicaid or some other health insurance for the laid off workers.
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Taking a break from the news to check the weather...
Snow showers will taper off to flurries this morning, with some freezing drizzle possibly mixing in.
Highs in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 20s.
And the five day outlook turns mostly sunny starting tomrorow...highs in the 40s.


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[8-Road-Conditions]


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Central and southwest Virginia are experiencing the first significant snowfall of the winter.
The snow is still falling and when it's all over, some areas could see up to six inches of the white stuff.
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Steve Pardon has been keeping an eye on road conditions all morning, and he joins us now from Roanoke County with an update.
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[8-Roanoke-Fire]


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A Roanoke family was forced from their home after a fire broke out early this morning.
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The blaze in the one-thousand block of Crescent Street began just before four.
The family got out safely and no one was injured.
Firefighters had trouble getting the flames under control because of the way the house was built.
Fire crews are still on the scene cleaning up and trying to figure out how the fire started.
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[8-Lee-Mural]


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A controversial portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was burned on the day designated to honor the Confederate General.
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The portrait hangs at an outdoor Richmond gallery that's devoted to the city's history.
Police said the vandalism case is under investigation.
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Richmond City Council voted last summer to display the portrait following a heated public debate over whether Lee's role in the Civil War made his image offensive to blacks.

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Let's take another look at the Tuesday forecast...
Snow showers are tapering off, with the heaviest in far southwest Virginia.
Look for highs in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows of 20 to 25.
And the five day outlook turns mostly sunny starting tomrorow...highs in the 40s.


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