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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. The sun should reappear today, but temperatures will remain chilly. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast coming up.






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Winter weather has struck this area again, bringing with it patches of ice.
Although there are no reports of serious accidents this morning, VDOT says road conditions are a mixed bag.
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Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke this morning, with a look at the current conditions. Joe, what can folks expect as they head out on their morning commute.
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To check on road conditions in your area...
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[TAKE VDOT FS] you can call V-Dot's highway helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD. [TAKE WEB FS] And for a complete list of weather related closings and delays, go anytime to our homepage at WDBJ7.com.
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The arrival of winter weather yesterday may have played a factor in several accidents.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

In Franklin County, traffic south and nouthbound was blocked between Rocky Mount and Boone's Mill yesterday evening.
State Police say two tractor trailers collided on slick roads, and it took hours to clean up the mess.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Other drivers also had trouble, with multiple fender-benders being reported and some cars sliding off roads. Police say they saw a large number of accidents, but few injuries were reported in Franklin and Henry Counties.
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A federal grant will help some Rocky Mount residents renovate their homes.
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About 35-homes in the Needmore neighborhood will get some retouching, as part of an improvement project for low-income housing. Officials say most of the houses in the area were built in the early 1900s, and are in need of improvements.
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((LARA BURLESON/ASST. TOWN MANAGER: WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THINGS LIKE THE MAJOR SYSTEM OF THE HOUSE. THE FOUNDATION, THE WALLS, THE ROOFS, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, THE HEATING SYSTEM, AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE SOUND THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS PROJECT IS TO CREAT SAFE, SOUND AND ENERGY EFFICIENT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN, HOUSING FOR THESE FOLKS.))
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In addtion to the improvements, the town also hope to provide residents with better fire protection, by widening Goodview Avenue and adding another fire hydrant. Officials say funding for the project is through a one million dollar federal grant. Work is scheduled to begin next month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Becoming mostly sunny with highs in the 30s.. but our break from winter weather only lasts one day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, up next in the forecast.

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The work week begins with some icy patches on the roads, but so far there are no reports of any major accidents today.
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Joe Dashiell has been monitoring road conditions this morning, and joins us now with another update.
How are things looking now, Joe?
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For information on specific roads in the region..
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[TAKE VDOT FS] you can call V-Dot's highway helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD. [TAKE WEB FS] And for a complete list of weather related closings and delays, go anytime to our homepage at WDBJ7.com.
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It'll soon be a three- way race for Lynchburg's Ward One city council seat.
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Incumbent Julian Adams announced last month he would seek re-election this spring.
Last week, Marie Martin.. the wife of local car dealer Jim Martin.. confirmed to News 7 she will also be running for the post.
Now local bioethicist Michael Gillette confirms he'll announce his candidacy this week.
All four Ward seats are up for election in May.
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Some homes that have been around for more than a century are about to get a much- needed facelift in Rocky Mount.
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About 35-homes in the Needmore neighborhood will get some retouching, as part of an improvement project for low-income housing. Officials say most of the houses in the area were built in the early 1900s, and are in need of improvements.
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((LARA BURLESON/ASST. TOWN MANAGER: WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THINGS LIKE THE MAJOR SYSTEM OF THE HOUSE. THE FOUNDATION, THE WALLS, THE ROOFS, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, THE HEATING SYSTEM, AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE SOUND THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS PROJECT IS TO CREAT SAFE, SOUND AND ENERGY EFFICIENT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN, HOUSING FOR THESE FOLKS.))
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Work is scheduled to begin next month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll get a chance to see some melting today, with plenty of sunshine.
But another round of wintry weather is expected tomorrow.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, coming up.





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Significant snow in many areas and patches of ice everywhere else could complicate your morning driving.
There are no reports of serious accidents this morning, but V-DOT reports varying conditions.
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Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke this morning, with a look at the current conditions.
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To check on road conditions in your area...

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[TAKE VDOT FS] you can call V-Dot's highway helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD. [TAKE WEB FS] And for a complete list of weather related closings and delays, go anytime to our homepage at WDBJ7.com.
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The closing of Roanoke Schools today has forced a scheduled event to change its location. The Tuskegee Airmen program that was scheduled at William Fleming High School has been moved to Hotel Roanoke. It will still begin at its scheduled time of One p.m.


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The return of winter weather yesterday meant a return to trouble on the highways.
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In Franklin County, traffic south and nouthbound was blocked between Rocky Mount and Boone's Mill yesterday evening.
State Police say two tractor trailers collided on slick roads, and it took hours to clean up the mess.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Other drivers also had trouble, with multiple fender-benders being reported and some cars sliding off roads. Police say they saw a large number of accidents, but few injuries were reported in Franklin and Henry Counties.
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Pulaski's newest employer is open for business.
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65 workers have started working at Global Contact Services.
The telemarketing firm is based out of the old A-E-P building downtown.
Company officials say they plan to hire even more people for a possible second shift.
For more information, contact the Virginia Employment Commission.
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