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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10:00.
But that advisory will be replaced with a flood watch this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.




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Freezing rain last night and rain this morning are creating some hazardous road conditions throughtout our region. VDOT says to be careful as you head out on your way to work. Steve Pardon is outside with the latest road conditions.
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Thank's Steve, we'll check back in with you a little later in the morning. [7-AM-Flooding]


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A flood watch will be in effect for most of the region today.
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The national weather service in Blacksburg is keeping a close eye on the situation.
Meteorologists say Tuesday's snow melt, toppled with last night's ice and today's rain could have area lakes and rivers spilling over their banks.
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((ANITA SILVERMAN:AND ALL OF THAT RAIN, WE COULD GET ONE TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN COMBINED WITH THE WARMER TEMPERATURES WHICH WILL HELP MELT THE ICE WE GET TONIGHT AND THE RAIN WILL HELP MELT THE ICE AND ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO GO INTO THE STREAMS AND CREEKS AND EVENTUALLY THE RIVER SYSTEM. AND THAT'S ENOUGH TO CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.))
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If you live in an area that's flood prone, officials say to keep a close eye on your property and be prepared to leave if necessary.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Freezing rain will change over to all rain later this morning, with highs in the mid 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the outlook for the weekend, coming up.

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The frozen precipitation that started yesterday is still falling in some areas this morning.
V-DOT advises caution, expecially during the morning hours.
Steve Pardon is outside with an update.
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Thank's Steve, we'll check back in with you a little later in the morning. [55-Wythe-Ax]


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The icy conditions contributed to a fatal accident in Wythe County.
Authorities say 51- year- old George Hoillis (Hollis) Young of Union Springs, Alabama was killed in the accident.
Young was driving on Northbound I- 81 in Wytheville last night around six, when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road, hit an embankment, and overturned.
Authorities say he was driving too fast for the road conditions.

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The future jerseys of Henry County athletes will include something from all four high schools.
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This fall, the school system plans to consolidate four high schools into two.
Yesterday, the school board decided to keep the school colors of Bassett and Magna Vista but also bring the colors over from Laurel Park and Fieldale Collinsville.
As an example, Bassett's colors will be white, blue, orange, and purple.
The school system will implement the change as new jerseys are needed to keep costs down.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A flood watch goes into effect this afternoon, as freezing rain changes over to all rain.
It could be heavy at times.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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While we'll see the frozen stuff tapering off this morning, there are still plenty of icy spots on the roads.
Steve Pardon has been outside all morning checking driving conditions, and joins us once more from our patio.

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Thanks Steve for all the traffic updates.[8-VOB-Edwards]


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Old man winter also attended Senator John Edwards presidential campaign in Roanoke last night.
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The weather delayed his plane for more than ninety minutes and therefore Edwards was late to his campaign rally at Patrick Henry High School.
When the presidential candidate showed up, he touched on a variety of issues during a speech that lasted nearly twenty minutes.
One of his main focuses was jobs and how NAFTA has effected this country.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) Presidential Candidate; I'VE LIVED WITH THIS. THIS IS NOT ACADEMIC WASHINGTON PERSPECTIVE. I'VE SEEN, MY FATHER WORKED IN A MILL ALL HIS LIFE. I SAW WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE MILL IN MY HOMETOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA CLOSED. IT WAS DEVESTATING.))
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Edwards will make another campaign appearance this morning at Virginia Tech followed by one at George Wythe High School in Wytheville.
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Wesley Clark will be in Roanoke, Bedford and Lynchburg tomorrow.
Dennis Kucinich has an appearance scheduled in Blacksburg on Monday.