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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We remain under a winter weather advisory today, with patches of freezing rain likely.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.
As you can see, we're also running the list of school announcements at the top of your screen.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS 4473 essc] Also for a list of weather-related closings and delays, go any time to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[7-Travel-Conditions]


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VDOT and the National Weather Service says stay off the roads and stay indoors.
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Susan Bahorich is standing by outside the News 7 studio. Susan, what are authorities saying about the roads locally?


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[7-VOB-Southside-Rain]


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The second round of winter weather didn't hit Southside as hard as first thought.
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Forecasters were originally calling for a 1/4 of inch of ice last night, but that never materialized.
That was a relief to crews that have been working day and night to clear the roads.
What is left now has turned to ice and V-Dot says what it needs is a rise in temperatures.
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((SIDNEY GRAINGER/V-DOT SUPERVISOR: IT'S THE TEMPERATURE THAT'S GOT US. IF IT STAYED AROUND 28 25 DEGREES THIS THING WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AT ALL. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WHOLE LOT EASIER ON EVERYBODY.))
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V-Dot crews in Southside are currently putting street salt on the roads and not the usual chemicals.
Abrasives do not work as well until the temperature gets above 25 degrees.
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[7-11Augusta-Dam]


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The owner of an Augusta County pond has given way to state officials who fear the dam is in danger of collapsing.


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The Department of Conservation and Recreation ordered the pond behind this dam near Steeles Tavern be drained immediately.
The 50-year old dam is eroded at the embankment and if it fails, it could flood several homes down below.
Late yesterday, the owner said he plans to take a side out of the dam and let the water run out.
He says he doesn't know how much the operation will cost.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy, with patchy freezing rain, and highs today in the lower 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday forecast, in just a few minutes.
You can also find a running the list of school announcements at the top of your screen.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS 4473 essc] Also for a list of weather-related closings and delays, go any time to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[55-Travel-Conditions]


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VDOT says be careful as you head out on your morning commute there may be a few patches of ice on the roadways.
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Susan Bahorich is standing by outside the News 7 studio. Susan, what are authorities saying about the roads locally?


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[55-11School-Violence]


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A new discipline report on school violence has been released by Roanoke City Schools.
Superintendent Wayne Harris believes the information proves city schools are safe, but one critic of the administration is questioning the accuracy of the new numbers.
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During a nine- week period that ended in mid-January, the school system recorded more than 900 disciplinary incidents. Harris says less than ten percent involved any physical contact between students.
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But school safety coalition leader Alice Hincker questions whether all of the incidents were classified properly.


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((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALITION: WHEN THE POLICE INVESTIGATE AND SOMEONE IS CHARGED, I DON'T SEE HOW THE PRINCIPAL CAN COME TO A DETERMINATION THAT THAT SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED, SOMETHING LESS SERIOUS.)) ((WAYNE HARRIS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WOULD BE LESS THAN SMART IF IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WE WERE TO DO ANYTHING BUT THE RIGHT THING, AND I CONTEND WE HAVE CONTINUED TO DO THE RIGHT THING.))
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Harris says additional security measures and intervention programs are moving forward, but he says officials HAVE identified a problem with recent school safety audits.
Though all city schools conducted the audits and developed crisis plans, some did not follow all of the state guidelines. Harris says the school system has taken steps to insure full compliance in the future.


[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see areas of patchy freezing rain or drizzle-- then the winds kick up tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.
We also are running the list of school announcements at the top of your screen.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS 4473 essc] Also for a list of weather-related closings and delays, go any time to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[8-81-Accident]


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Icy conditions are to blame for an accident on Northbound Interstate 81, six miles north of Natural Bridge. State police say a car went off the road and hit the guardrail. Expect delays if you're heading in that direction. Another accident has blocked a portion of eastbound Route 460 near Waterlick Road in Campbell County. V-Dot says a tractor trailer has overturned in the median.
Motorists should avoid that area if possible.



[8-VOB-Southside-Rain]


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The second round of winter weather didn't hit Southside as hard as first thought.
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Forecasters were originally calling for a 1/4 of inch of ice last night, but that never materialized.
That was a relief to crews that have been working day and night to clear the roads.
What is left now has turned to ice and V-Dot says what it needs is a rise in temperatures.
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((SIDNEY GRAINGER/V-DOT SUPERVISOR: IT'S THE TEMPERATURE THAT'S GOT US. IF IT STAYED AROUND 28 25 DEGREES THIS THING WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AT ALL. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WHOLE LOT EASIER ON EVERYBODY.))
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V-Dot crews in Southside are currently putting street salt and abrasives on the roads.
The usual chemicals do not work as well until the temperature gets above 25 degrees.
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[8-11Hollins-President]


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Students at Hollins University are finding different ways to cope with the sudden loss of the school's president.

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Nora Kizer Bell fought a rare form of bone cancer for years but couldn't compete with the complications of bacterial pnuemonia.
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After her death Saturday, students took up crayons to tell Bell's family how much color she'd brought into their lives. They also took a couple hours for quiet time during which they had access to counselors. A pizza and movie marathon was scheduled last night. Student body president Beth Burgin (BURR-gin) says Bell radiated passion.
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((BETH BURGIN/HOLLINS STUDENT GOVT. ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; IT JUST, IT REVITALIZED THINGS, SPARKED CHANGE AND MOVEMENT TOWARDS MAKING HOLLINS BETTER.))
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[VO NAT :06] The 62-year old was the tenth president at Hollins University and the first to die in office.
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The Bell family is planning a funeral service to be held later this week, most likely in South Carolina. Hollins will hold its own memorial on Founder's Day, February 19th.