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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another round of of winter weather overnight, but it looks like the snow has come to an end for now.
Let's get the full forecast now from Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner.


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Parts of Western Virginia saw a few inches of snow overnight. And a coating of ice and snow could make the morning commute difficult in some areas. But most in the Roanoke Valley will see wet pavement.
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Joe Dashiell has been on the road this morning. Joe, how bad is it?
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For most of us not too bad... VDOT tells that some areas including Craig and Giles County still have some problems with icy roads But here in the Roanoke Valley, there are no problems to report.

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((The V-DOT crews were fueled up and standing by along major highways. And Roanoke snowplows spread salt on many city streets. But the temperature hovered around freezing overnight, and the snow didn't stick to the pavement. Newspaper carrier Cornelia Hargrave wasn't anticipating any problems.
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Cornelia Hargrave shouldn't have any problem getting to her day job
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And Kimberly... that should be the case for most drivers in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.





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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Old Man Winter has paid us another visit...the region is waking up to snow on the ground.
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Firefighters in Amherst have had their hands full this morning. The Briar Patch Restuarant on Route 29 Business has burned again. The manager says it burned to the ground 14 months ago and only recently re-opened. We'll have more infomation as it becomes available. But first let's head to the weather center, and get the latest now from meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner.


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Leo... we still have thick cloud cover this morning, but the snow stopped hours ago, and most roads in the Roanoke and New River Valleys are clear this morning. V-Dot has reported icy conditions in Giles and Craig Counties, and in central virginia road conditions range from minor to moderate. But for most of us, the weather should cause few problems this morning.

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That's the case throughout the region... most roads are in good shape... with some icy pavement in outlying areas.
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Kim and Leo, the roanoke regional airport is anticipating some cancellations and delays.... so travellers should call

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're ending the work week with snowfall, but it appears to be over at least for now.
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But first, some breaking news--
For the second time in less than two years fire has heavily damaged a restaurant in Amherst County.
Firefighters from around the county responded this morning around 6:30 to a blaze at the Briar Patch Restaurant.
Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof.
The same restaurant caught fire and was destroyed in August of 2003.
No word yet on what caused today's fire, and no reports of injuries.
Now let's turn out attention to the forecast.
Here's metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner with a winter weather update.



(Kim tosses to Leo at Chromakey)

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most of western Virginia is findind wet pavement this morning, but little snow and ice. We're told that some areas including Craig and Giles County were receiving extra attention from V-DOT... But in Central and Western Virginia.. most of the primary roads are in pretty good shape this morning.

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((The snowplows were out overnight... if they weren't always busy. Standing by on major highways, spreading salt in the city... they were prepared for whatever this storm would bring. In the Roanoke Valley, the temperature never dropped very far below freezing, and the roads remained clear of serious snow or ice.
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We've also heard from the Roanoke Regional Airport this moring, and travellers should expect some cancellations and delays.
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But Kimberly... all in all favorable report this morning... with few problems stemming from this winter storm.

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As you can see, we're running a list of school announcements at the top of your screen.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS e681] For a continuously-updated list of all weather-related closings and delays, go any time to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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