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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A thick blanket of snow is covering southern parts of our viewing area today.
Let's find out from Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner just how much snow fell.






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((ROLLCUE: didn't wait for the sun to rise to get busy.))
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[IN Q=It ain't nothing but wet snow]
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[Out Q=didn't have much trouble getting around.]
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Thanks Joe, we'll check back in a little later in the morning.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Depending on where you are-- it's either a snow day or just your typical Friday.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us now with an update on the latest round of winter weather.


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((ROLLCUE:.like the two fisherman in Franklin Co. heading out for a day on the lake.))
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Thanks Joe, we'll check back in a little later in the morning.

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In other news,
Supporters of a key seat belt law will have to sit tight for another year.
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Action on a bill to toughen enforcement of the state seat belt law was postponed until next year.
Senator Tommy Norment said he did not have enough votes to get the bill passed.
Norment says he will use the coming year to educate six new committee members about the benefits of his bill.
And he is confident it will eventually pass.
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Norment's bill would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for failing to buckle up.
Current law allows police to ticket seat belt violators only if they are pulled over for another offense.
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Also late yesterday, Manassas Delegate Bob Marshall suggested cutting funding to state colleges and universitites that have sexually suggestive programs.
Marshall singled out Virginia Tech for its student "Sex Talk Live Television" show and the current legal troubles of quarterback Marcus Vick.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Southern parts of our region are waking up to as much as a foot of snow on the ground, while the rest of us are asking, "What winter weather?"
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner is here now with the latest on the storm.




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((ROLLCUE: Were up early to begin digging out.))
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[Out Q=at least major routes were clear of most snow and ice.]
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Thanks Joe, we'll check back in a little later on today.


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Some local public safety officials are worried about the budget version making its way through the General Assembly this session.
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A group of firefighters, police officers and E-M-S personnel gathered in Lynchburg's Miller Park yesterday to protest a freeze in public safety spending.
They say the House of Delegates' proposal to hold back on more than 150 million dollars in funding will only hurt local communities.
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((ART LIPSCOMB/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: IN LYNCHBURG AND SURROUNDING AREAS, THE FINANCIAL THREATS TO OUR SAFETY ARE VERY REAL. THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES' BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HAVE A DIRECT AND NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITIES. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE OUR E-M-S AND FIRE SERVICES FUNDING RAIDED. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO CONTINUE UNDERPAYING OUR STATE TROOPERS AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS.))
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The two chambers are nearly four billion dollars apart on their budget proposals.
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