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It's been a rough day for travel on the region's highways. Gusty winds led to a series of tractor trailer wrecks this morning on Interstate- 77.
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And, three people from Montgomery County were killed in a crash on I-81 in Tennessee.



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The high winds apparently caused an accident this morning on Interstate 77 in Carroll County.
It blew over several tractor trailers, forcing state police to close the northbound lanes.
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Myranda Stephens is in Carroll County with the latest.
Myranda what is the situation like now?
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The weather may have contributed to an accident that killed three people from Elliston and Shawsville.
It happened on Interstate 81 in Kingsport Tennessee.
Officers say a driver of a van lost control on a patch of snow and ice and pulled into the path of a tractor trailer.
All four people in the van were ejected.
The driver, Joyce Poff and passenger Joey Mendez, both of Shawsville, were killed. As was Brad Dickerson of Elliston.
Another passenger, Travis Poff is being treated for injuries.

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Two people were taken to the hospital following a fire in Elliston this morning.
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Their conditions are unknown.
Authorities say the mobile home was engulfed in flames when they arrived around 4 o-clock. It was located in a trailer park on Homer Lane.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
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Fire also destroyed a home in Roanoke County last night.
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It broke out around eight on Starlite Lane.
Firefighters say a woman was home at the time and made it outside safely with her dog.
Crews had to deal with downed powerlines, the cold and water problems.
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The arctic blast has been hard on people, especially those living along the East coast.
But the freezing temperatures, even for a few hours, could devastate the multi- billion- dollar crop industry in Florida.
That includes not only citrus, but most of the nation's fresh vegetable supply.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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THE DEEP FREEZE REACHING INTO THE SOUTH IS ENOUGH TO SEND EVEN ZOO ANIMALS PACKING ... BUT THE GIANT GALAPAGOS TORTOISE ISN'T THE ONLY LIVING THING IN NEED OF HELP ... FRENZIED FARMERS HAVE WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK, HARVESTING WHAT THEY CAN BEFORE THE COLD SET IN. ONLY FOUR HOURS AT TWENTY-EIGHT DEGREES OR BELOW CAN DESTROY AN ENTIRE FIELD ... LEAVING LIVELIHOODS HANGING ON THE THERMOMETER.
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JUST THE WINTER VEGETABLE CROP ALONE PUMPS ONE POINT THREE BILLION DOLLARS INTO THE FLORIDA FARM MARKET. IT'S THE MOST VULNERABLE TO DROPPING TEMPERATURES. WATER SPRAYED ONTO THE YOUNG CROPS FORMS A PROTECTIVE LAYER OF ICE AGAINST THE WIND ... BUT SOMETIMES IT ISN'T ENOUGH.

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These are green beans. (03)
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HARLEY ON CAM CLOSE:
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IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO TAKE MUCH OF THE DAY FOR AGRICULTURAL OFFICIALS TO FIGURE OUT JUST WHAT KIND OF SAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE HERE ... THE LAST TIME TEMPERATURES GOT THIS LOW WAS BACK IN 1989 ... AND THEN ... IT WAS A DISASTER. BOBBI HARLEY CBS NEWS HOMESTEAD FLORIDA.
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Meanwhile, along North Carolina's Outer Banks, you're more apt to find seashells than snowflakes--
But the region received its first significant snowfall in more than 10 years yesterday.
Snow totals ranged from a dusting to more than nine inches, and it left many residents scrambling in search of snow shovels.
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The state Health Department orders a supply of smallpox vaccine. We'll have that story after the break.
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Plus police officers in Spain arrest more than a dozen suspected al-Qaida terrorists.
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Authorities in Spain say they've rounded up more than a dozen suspected members of the al-Qaida network.
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A series of raids early today happened in at least a dozen apartments in several cities throughout northeastern Spain.
Sources say there could be even more arrests.
Other sources reportedly say the detainees received training in camps run by Osama bin Laden.
Over the past year, Spain has arrested some 20 people with alleged connections to al-Qaida.
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The U-S standoff with Saddam Hussein is also turning into a standoff with key American allies.
But this comes as Iraq appears not to be cooperating so well with U-N inspectors.
Stacy Case is in Washington with an update.
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TRACK: BLIX WILL TELL THE WORLD WHETHER OR NOT SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND WHETHER OR NOT HE'S COMPLIED WITH ALL U-N DEMANDS.
SUPER: JOHN BOLTON/UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE The issue is whether Iraq is in compliance with the long string of Security Council resolutions requiring that its weapons of mass destruction be eliminated."
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PRIVATE QUESTIONING BY INSPECTORS. THE U-S BELIEVES HUSSEIN THREATENED THEM WITH DEATH.
IRAQ HAS ALSO REFUSED TO ALLOW RECONNASAINCE FLIGHTS BY AMERICAN U-2 SPY PLANES.
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TRACK: MOUNTING OBJECTIONS FROM U-S ALLIES DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SLOWING THE DRUM BEAT FOR WAR IN WASHINGTON. FRANCE, GERMANY, CHINA AND RUSSIA HAVE ALL SAID THEY SEE NO GROUND FOR WAR.
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The Virginia Department of Health is expected to receive a supply of the smallpox vaccine within the next week.
Health officials will soon begin vaccinating pre-designated volunteer health care providers.
This is the first stage of the state's ongoing emergency preparedness efforts.
Initially, the state will receive 10-thousand doses of the vaccine.
Health officials say the vaccine is very effective at preventing smallpox.
However, it can have very serious health complications, including death.

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The extremely cold temperatures have made it uncomfortable for many people this week.
However for Roanoke's homeless population, it was life threatening.
One area organization is hitting the streets to make sure everyone has a warm place to stay.
Justin McLeod has more.
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They call themselves the HAT team.
Their mission?
Get the homeless off the streets and into a shelter.
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The Homeless Assistance Team or HAT has been around in Roanoke since 1997.
A team of three staffers cruises the city streets every afternoon Monday thru Friday.
Last year, they helped nearly a thousand people.
That number is up significantly over the last few years.
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Many end up in shelters like the TRUST House on Elm Avenue in Roanoke.
The staff here has had to work extra hours recently just to keep up with the demand.
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TRUST is currently filled to capacity with twenty people.
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Whether they do or don't, there are men and women who work everyday to make sure no one is left in the cold.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Coming up after the break, Steve Pardon will see if he can find a little warmth in our weekend forescast,
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Also we will celebrate a colorful birthday for a childhood favorite.
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A legend in the auto industry has died, leaving an Italian company with an uncertain future.
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81- year- old Giovanni (joh-VAH'-nee) Agnelli (ahn-YEHL'-ee) was the patriarch of the Fiat auto company.
He'd been in poor health for a while, having received treatment last year in the U-S for prostate cancer.
His death has opened questions about Fiat's future.
The company has been hit with declining sales and increasing debt.
Fiat is the largest private employer in Italy.
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Color them SUCCESSFUL.
The company that makes Crayola crayons turns 100 years old this year.
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To mark the occasion, the Crayola company is putting out a limited edition boxset with 100 crayons.
It includes four new un-named colors.
But to make room for the four new shades, four old ones have to go.
So, they're leaving it up to crayon fans of all ages to go to their webpage and vote for the shades they want to keep.
But that's not all.
Crayola also wants you to suggest names for the new colors.
More than 120 billion crayons have been produced since 1903.
That's enough to circle the world 200 times.
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You can find the Crayola web site by logging on to our web page, W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 214 points. The NASDAQ has lost 41.

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Coming up next in Sports, a former Virginia Tech quarterback signs with a new team.
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Also Mike Stevens will tell us what Petty Enterprises is doing to put the King's company back on the top of NASCAR.
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Former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts yesterday.
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Druckenmiler was the 26th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1997 draft.
He made one start for the Niners, which resulted in a 15-12 win.
Druckenmiller was then traded to the Dolphins, but was later cut in 2000 from the Miami roster.
He also played in the XFL.
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Michael Vick will miss the pro bowl this year.
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The Atlanta Falcons quarterback will NOT play in the N-F-L's All Star Game February second, because he needs to have a bunion removed from his foot.
Vick is one of only five quarterbacks to make the pro bowl in their first full season as a starter.
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Giants running back Tiki Barber, who did NOT make the pro bowl roster, was invited when the Packers' Ahman Green backed out.
But Tiki declined.
Tiki WILL will be in San Diego to watch brother Ronde in the Super Bowl.
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Barber's Bucs went through practice yesterday.
Ronde looks forward to playing against legendary receivers Jerry Rice and Tim Brown.
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If you were to visit Petty Enterprise's trophy case you would find 10 years worth of Winston Cup championships. Unfortunately they may not be as shiny as they once were. It has been two decades since the last time a new championship was put on its shelf. But as Mike Stevens tells us that could change this year.
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